This program is perfect for you if...

If you're seeking to improve your emotional regulation skills and learn effective ways to manage your emotional responses to different situations.

Whether you struggle with overwhelming emotions or have difficulty controlling your reactions to emotional triggers, this program can provide you with the tools, support, and guidance you need to regulate your emotions and achieve greater emotional stability. With a range of evidence-based therapies like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, and emotion-focused therapy, you'll learn how to identify and understand your emotions, develop healthy coping strategies, and cultivate greater self-awareness and emotional regulation skills. With the support of experienced professionals and a community of peers who share your experience, you'll be able to achieve meaningful progress towards improving your emotional regulation skills and leading a more balanced, fulfilling life. Remember, emotions are not good or bad, they are simply indicators from our brains, and by learning to regulate them, we can achieve greater control over our own emotional state and reactions.

What is an example of emotional regulation?

One method for emotional regulation is where we reframe the narrative in our mind causing an intense or overwhelming emotion. For example, we may be dealing with intense anxiety over driving in a new city. This anxiety may come, but we can use our thinking to reframe the narrative in our mind to help calm ourselves. (“I am a good driver.” “I have a GPS that will help me get there.” “I gave myself plenty of time; I don’t have to worry about being late.”)
Another method of regulating our emotions is setting boundaries in situations that cause us intense emotions. For example, maybe you are feeling stressed over not being able to meet an unrealistic deadline that someone proposed for a project at work. A good way to deal with this anxiety would be to go to your boss and say, “I would love to be able to get that project done by x date; however, I think a more realistic timeframe on that would be x date as these four things are involved in the execution of that…”

How can counseling help you with emotional regulation?

Oftentimes learning to regulate our emotions is a process. Our brains automatically regulate emotions, sometimes in healthy ways and other times in unhealthy ways. Re-learning how to regulate our emotions in a healthy way takes time and guidance. A licensed counselor can help you learn these tools so that you feel more emotionally balanced.