If you struggle with controlling your emotions and overreacting, it can be helpful to understand how the brain processes emotion. Today, Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook "Stop Overreacting", takes us through the most relevant aspects of brain
chemistry and functioning, and demystifies the role of your mind in overreacting. Knowing how to stop an overreaction when it is in full swing can seem intimidating and perhaps even out of reach. It might feel that once it begins, there is no stopping it.
Though you might not be able to control what triggers you, you can learn to tune in to your body and take an active role in remaining calm. Today, Dr. Judith Siegel, author of
the audiobook Stop Overreacting, will share techniques that can help you return to a state of emotional equilibrium. Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” offers practical techniques to help us learn how to calm emotional memories. These techniques can be used in times of stress or pain to side-step your anxiety and stay in the present moment. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Judith Siegel. When a powerful emotion overcomes us, our first response may be to run away from the experience through numbing, shutting down, looking for distractions, or becoming angry. However, calming emotions can be achieved by identifying and naming the emotion which can stimulate the left-brain, right-brain circuits and help us to stop overreacting and start feeling in control. This audiobook helps you identify your emotional triggers, discover a new way of processing impulsive thoughts and feelings, and learn how to neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle. Belonging is a basic human need. Any rejection we experience tends to create a normal sense of discomfort. When rejection triggers a deeper feeling of pain, it may come from a belief that we are worthless or unlovable. We may also feel an emotional intensity that is greater than the situation calls for. But even in the midst of an intense reaction, we can learn how to handle rejection and find our way back to emotional balance. In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions” written by marriage and family therapist Judith Siegel. Stop Overreacting helps you identify your emotional triggers and neutralize overwhelming emotions—choosing healthy responses instead of losing control.