Everyone experiences a mix of positive and negative emotions daily. For some people, these feelings, particularly negative emotions like anger, frustration, sadness, worry, and guilt can be overwhelming.
Emotion regulation is a term used to describe a person’s ability to manage and respond to an emotional experience in an adaptive way. Emotion regulation is essential for social and emotional well-being, especially during times of stress like the COVID-19 pandemic!
Coping skills are any positive activity that make you feel good and that are not hurtful to yourself or others. They are essentially things you do to make yourself feel better when you are experiencing unpleasant emotions.
How Can You Regulate Emotions Like An eXpert?
Throughout this program, you will learn strategies that can help you develop better emotion regulation and coping skills. For example, we will discuss:
- coping skills such as doing something positive when experiencing a strong negative emotion, such as talking with friends, exercising, listening to music, writing in a journal, or taking deep breaths
- the importance of healthy habits and consistent daily routines
- cognitive strategies like paying attention to negative thoughts that occur before or after strong emotions