How do triggers affect individuals during the holiday season?

🌟 Exciting news!

🌟 Check out the latest episode of "Self-Healing After Trauma" where I, Dr. Asher Beckwit, dive into the topic of Triggers.

ğŸŽ§ In this episode, we explore what triggers are, how they can affect us during the holiday season, and most importantly, how we can manage them.

ğŸŽ„ Key Takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣ Recognize Your Triggers: Become aware of the moments that bring you back to challenging times in your past. Understanding your triggers is the first step towards healing and developing coping strategies.

2️⃣ The Power of Pause: When triggered, pause and take a deep breath. Ask yourself what you are feeling and how your body is reacting. By acknowledging your triggers and allowing yourself space to process, you can respond intentionally instead of reacting impulsively.

3️⃣ Release Excess Energy: Triggers hold intense emotional energy within us. Learn techniques to release that energy in the moment, such as visualization or grounding exercises. By doing so, you can prevent triggers from becoming overwhelming and reclaim control over your emotions.

If our talk about triggers and emotional responses struck a chord with you, I think you'll find the ACES quiz on our website really insightful. ACES, standing for Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, is more than just a questionnaire; it's a window into understanding the experiences that have shaped us. I've taken this test myself, and I can tell you, it was eye-opening. It helped me connect the dots between my past experiences and how I react to things today. It's been a crucial part of my journey towards self-awareness and emotional healing. So, I'm inviting you, yes you, to take a moment, visit our website, and take the ACES quiz. It's easy to do, completely confidential, and could be the first step in understanding yourself a little better. Remember, this isn't about judging our past, but about understanding and nurturing our present selves.