How to Regulate Your Emotions with Mindfulness
Life has been beyond challenging for most of us the last couple of years as we’ve dealt with a global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. And just when we thought we were all out of the woods and life was back to normal, we now find ourselves facing sky high inflation, a recession, and the threat of WW III. Needless to say, these events can trigger some pretty strong emotions in us.
We never want to fully deny our emotions. Feeling them is how we process the events of our lives. But there comes the point where we need to figure out a way to move through the emotions and get safely to the other side. One of the most effective ways to do this is through mindfulness.
What is Mindfulness & How Can It Help?
Mindfulness is a simple, non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. It is a powerful way to connect with our bodies and emotions, but in a higher state of awareness.
Mindfulness helps us regulate our emotions by putting us in a calm and relaxed state of presence. From here we can have a more mature and sensible point of view of the events in our lives.
Second, when practiced regularly, mindfulness can help us develop skills that promote emotional maturity and self-regulation. These skills include self-awareness and attentional control.
And finally, mindfulness can increase the time between trigger and response. In this way, mindfulness acts a bit like an advanced warning system, alerting us to a potential ugly scene, giving us time to engage in emotional self-monitoring. This gives us the opportunity to choose our emotional response very, very carefully.
Getting Started with Mindfulness
There are many online resources for getting started with a mindfulness meditation practice. Spend some time searching Google and exploring Youtube for some helpful sites and videos.
If you are interested in working privately with someone on regulating your emotions, please reach out to me. I use mindfulness in my practice with clients and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
You’re not alone. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in the world, affecting millions of people. But there is hope.
At our counseling center in Catonsville, MD, we specialize in helping people overcome anxiety using mindfulness-based therapy. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. It can be a powerful tool for reducing anxiety and stress.
In our therapy sessions, we will teach you the skills you need to practice mindfulness in your everyday life. We will also help you understand the root of your anxiety and develop strategies for coping with it.
If you’re ready to take control of your anxiety, please contact our counseling center today. We would be honored to help you on your journey to recovery.
Here are some of the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy for anxiety:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves focus and concentration
- Increases self-awareness
- Enhances emotional regulation
- Promotes relaxation and well-being
If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness-based therapy for anxiety in Catonsville, MD, please contact our counseling center today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a free consultation.