What To Do When You Feel Triggered: 3 Helpful Strategies
We all get triggered. There is no one that has never been triggered by something that they have heard, seen, or felt. But, what do we exactly mean by 'getting triggered'? And, how can we better cope with our triggers and emotional reactions? In this article, we will explain the psychology behind triggers and share some strategies you can use when you feel triggered.
What is Religious Trauma? 9 Examples and Ways To Overcome
When we think of religion, we think of it as a source of strength in hard times and a sense of direction throughout life’s challenges. Most religions are paired with a sense of belonging and support for one another. Sometimes, however, religious ideologies can be used as a weapon that can cause trauma to some. In this article we will discuss what religious trauma is and how to cope with it.
What Does It Mean To Be Triggered? + 6 Self-Soothing Activities
In day-to-day conversations, and especially on social media, you may have encountered people saying how they “got triggered” by seeing, reading, or hearing something. However, what is exactly the meaning of that phrase?
In everyday use, “getting triggered” is usually used to describe feelings of discomfort, annoyance, or disagreement with content the person has come across. However, psychologically speaking, the phrase has a deeper and more complex meaning.
Traumatic experiences leave a mark on us. We survive the experience but they leave their emotional imprint on us, they shape how we view the world and how we relate to it. But this does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. Coping mechanisms can be either healthy or unhealthy. Here we explain the psychology of trauma responses and how they can be either helpful or harmful.
Social media is one of the latest technological advances that have most effectively changed our everyday lives. It has shaped our daily habits, our economic structures, and how we relate to one another.
Our social media channels have become the first and last thing we do in our day. And despite the many benefits social media has granted us, there is a darker face to it. We are referring to the negative consequences that occur due to our excessive use of social media; social media burnout.
Nowadays only a few of us see food purely as a source of nutrition for our bodies. Food is generally associated with pleasure, reward and a whole range of human emotions and conditions. Just think of all the images of popular culture depicting people eating cartons of ice cream after a break up or sipping tea in order to fill up uncomfortable silences.
Being on the receiving end of criticism is never easy. Being criticised probably comes in moments when we feel ourselves most vulnerable - whenever we make mistakes, feel embarrassed or fear disappointing others. Having somebody to judge us about being wrong, foolish or inadequate is very unpleasant and challenging experience for anyone. However, the impact of criticism to different people varies immensely and is based on one major factor - their childhood.
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