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Hello Emotional Triggers - Peek a Boo

Updated: Oct 31, 2020

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Emotional triggers are stemmed from past experiences that caused trauma, body pain, and emotional disturbances. Everyone has emotional triggers that can be activated by topics and situations that feel uncomfortable. Have you felt anger and don’t know why? Had a sudden outburst over something a coworker said?

As an energetic being, life force flows through you. A natural part of life is pain, which allows for growth and expansion, but suffering isn’t. It’s not easy to deal with painful emotions that cause stress, fear, tension, trauma, or pain. But, It’s harder to deal with painful emotions when there swept under the rug. Growing up, did you place your feelings under the rug? Where did you tuck your feelings?

Hiding negative thoughts and emotions block energy flow. Emotional triggers can disrupt relationships, cause depression, and physical pain. Identifying a trigger can be a little challenging, but facing triggers will help release trapped energy. If you don’t face the pain when it occurs, it will come back the same way or in different ways.

How does a trigger start?

Let’s say that you are having a casual conversation with a friend. Your friend says something that you disagree with, and before you realize it, you’ve been triggered. You’re angry raising your voice, pain in the middle of your stomach. Does this sound familiar? Ask yourself, why am I being triggered? Be honest in your answers. Listed below are a few common triggers.

  • Someone is ignoring you

  • Feeling powerless

  • Someone is trying to control you

  • Someone is leaving you

  • Someone is needy

  • Feeling you couldn’t speak

  • Someone is chewing loudly

  • Someone is judging you

  • Feeling pressured

How long do triggers last?

The amount of time a trigger lasts is different for everyone. It depends on the pain in the body. A trigger can last for a few hours, several weeks, or even months. When you calm down from a trigger, you’ll act as though nothing happened. It is essential to work through your emotions.

How to handle emotional triggers.

When you’re triggered, this is an opportunity to ask yourself, why am I feeling anxious/angry/sad? When you are surrounded by other people, it is essential to ground yourself. Take a break from the situation by excusing yourself. When you return, you will be calmer. If you’re finding it hard to move past the trigger, then try setting it aside, tell your alone to work through the emotion.

Most importantly, do not keep the emotion set to the side. Once you understand where the feeling is coming from, you’ll be able to move past it. Sure it will come back again, but each time it gets easier.

And soon you won’t even notice the emotion.

Thank you. If you have further questions, let me know. I would love to hear how you moved passed your emotional trigger.


Janet Donielle

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