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:
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:
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:
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