We all know in our logical brain that we should respond, not react; we shouldn't allow people and situations to trigger us, yet time and again we do!
How often do you really stop to ask yourself why you allow yourself to keep on reacting, rather than taking a more considered response?
Our logical brain might know that it’s better to respond rather than react, but in that moment when we’ve been triggered, it’s near impossible to avoid.
In my new video, I take you through some simple techniques that will help you to respond not react, partly by focusing on trigger management.
Trigger warning: I hope that there is nothing potentially distressing in this video (I don’t talk about specific trigger examples, only the resulting emotions). That said, it’s still important that you choose how and when to watch the video if you would like to.
There is huge value in us working on our trigger management, whether on our own or with some specialist support, because it can make the huge difference in learning to respond not react.
It’s so powerful to not only understand why something might be provoking a certain reaction or emotion within us, but then consciously working to manage our response.
In terms of how we then go on to manage our response once we understand our triggers, I break down the simple yet effective things that we can be doing both before and after the triggering occurs.