Manage Emotions: An Effective Approach

When you have difficulty managing your emotions, it can feel like you’re losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions—and most of us do—we have some helpful information about how to effectively manage emotions.

Today 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?

In this episode, Sheri discusses how faulty beliefs about emotions only make it more difficult for you to manage emotions effectively. She shares some of the more common myths that people believe about the way they feel and why these beliefs are incorrect.

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.

Sheri Van Djik, MSW

Calming the Emotional Storm

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