An Effective Approach to Manage Intense Emotions
Do you ever wish that you could manage intense emotions more confidently? Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming. If you find yourself feeling out of control or overly emotional then you’ll appreciate this episode. If you’re ready to regain control of your feelings and live a calmer, more balanced life, we’ve got a great starting point for you today.
In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage & Balance Your Life by Sheri Van Dijk. Sheri draws from her extensive experience teaching dialectical behavior therapy skills (DBT) to offer a comprehensive audiobook that offers an abundance of effective strategies to manage intense emotions.
What’s in this episode?
Today Sheri discusses three different ways we think about the events and people in our lives. At any time, we can be processing with our “emotional self,” our “reasonable self,” or our “wise self.” While all three ways of thinking have their own benefits, to best manage intense emotions, you want to address challenges with your “wise self.” Sheri discusses how to access the wisest part of our minds, expand our self-awareness, and begin living an emotionally balanced and harmonious life.
I work with people on a daily basis who have difficulty regulating their emotions, and I see firsthand the problems it causes in their lives, and all because they didn’t learn certain skills to help them deal with their emotions as they were growing up. The good news is that it’s not too late. If you have trouble managing your anger, sadness, or worry, this audiobook can help you.