Emotion in Motion


A series of my stories about emotions and emotion regulation

Stories About Emotions

A few days ago I wrote a flurry of stories about emotional dysregulation and co-regulation, which has prompted me to compile my related stories to make them easier to find.


Interoception and emotion regulation

The first one I wrote back in November. This article explains how interoception, and being aware of our physical experiences of emotions, helps us improve our self-regulation capabilities.


Then came the flurry earlier this week.

Emotions aren’t rational, but they are natural

As I was doing research for one article, I came across a troubling pattern, and this distracted me from my original piece. I had to change course and write this one before I could continue.


Keeping our cool

I shared my intent in a local ADHD parenting group. I shared these images below, and asked if parents had specific questions about co-regulation they would like to read about:

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One parent asked about tips for not co-escalating, for keeping our cool when our children are dysregulated, so again I was (happily) waylaid from my original article, and stopped to write this one:


Exploring co-regulation

Once I got those out of my system, I was finally able to return to the originally-intended article.

We all become dysregulated sometimes. This happens when the demands of the environment exceed our ability to deal with them in a calm, skillful manner at that moment in time.

When someone we love is upset, there are essentially three different responses we can give them, which I discuss in this article:


For more like these

For more stories like these, visit my table of contents.


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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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