What Are Emotional Triggers?

I always found it difficult to explain emotional triggers in a simple way to my clients. Yet, recently I came up with a description that was well received and even helpful! I thought I'd share it with you. Here goes:

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When you notice that your immediate reaction to a person or situation is overly emotional or irrational, it usually means that something has been building up or is...

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Teaching Step #3: Don't be so focused on what you're saying that you ignore ME

When you're concentrating on making your point, defending yourself, winning an interaction, or being right, you're probably not noticing me (the other person). I might be getting upset, my feelings could be hurt, or maybe I'm bored or just tuned out.

Here’s a tip: Paying attention to me and my reactions are as important (if not more important) than whatever you are saying. It may not feel...

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