How to Cope When You’re an Emotionally Sensitive Person
If you’re an emotionally sensitive person, you’ve probably heard this before: “Stop being so sensitive.” These words can be frustrating to hear because you can’t just switch off your emotions. But there are effective techniques that can help you manage your emotions before they take over your life.
In this episode, psychologist Dr. Karyn Hall joins us to offer advice for those who struggle with emotional sensitivity. She also talks about her popular audiobook, The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You. This audiobook provides proven-effective cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques to help anyone who struggles with intense emotions.
What’s in this episode?
In this informative conversation, Dr. Hall talks about emotional sensitivity, as well as mindfulness, and why it is especially helpful for those with emotional sensitivity. An emotionally sensitive person herself, she shares one of the most effective techniques she’s learned for managing emotions and finding self-acceptance.
Karyn D. Hall, PhD, is the director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center in Houston and a DBT Trainer/Consultant with Treatment Implementation Collaborative. She is the author of The Emotionally Sensitive Person and is on the Board of Directors for National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD).
Being emotionally sensitive can be both your greatest gift and your greatest challenge. Sometimes it’s difficult to appreciate the positives of emotional sensitivity, because experiencing emotions so intensely can be painful and lead to difficult situations.