What is Emotion Regulation?

All humans have the ability to regulate disruptive emotions.  But sometimes we have difficulties overcoming them.  Take grief as an example.  It’s common for people who lose a loved one to go through grief yet be able to function normally after initial painful feelings.  Our bodies regulate such painful emotions without our realization.  If we are unable to regulate painful emotions to be able to get out of bed, prepare meals, go to work, or any activity that has become difficult, what can we do?

Emotion regulation is a natural process of modulating uncomfortable feelings.

I am a Sensory Emotional Specialist trained in a technique to help people tap into their natural capacity to heal from emotional discomfort using a somatic approach called Sensory Emotional Regulation.  It is a quick process that may take a half-hour session.  Sometimes it takes two sessions, depending on the emotion.  Rarely will it take more than three sessions.

The process was developed by French researcher, Luc Nicon, who found a physiological mechanism that, when accessed through sensory memory, allows the body to naturally calm uncomfortable feelings.  Not only does it calm these feelings, but the process can permanently remove emotional triggers.  It’s not just emotional regulation; it’s emotional resolution.  However, it depends on the person.  One only needs to be willing to try.  Without willingness, it won’t work.

Of course, as with any therapy, the process may be more difficult for some people than others.  For a person who has difficulty sensing physical changes, the process may be more difficult.  But it can still be learned, and I am happy to help.


– Kiai (“key-eye”)