Mental Grounding for Emotional Regulation

In this second of four videos on the topic of emotional regulation for trauma recovery, Dr. Madril is going to answer the following questions:

  1. How can I use my surroundings to help me calm down when triggered by a reminder of past trauma?

A troubling consequence of trauma is that certain parts of your emotional brain may have become hypersensitive to threat, which may result in lingering symptoms like feeling as though the trauma is happening all over again or like you are oddly disconnected from yourself and your physical surroundings.

One way to help reprogram the brain to recognize that the trauma is over is to ground yourself in the present moment by redirecting your mind away from the triggering thoughts and emotions and onto physical objects that you can find nearby. Watch the YouTube video to learn more…

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