Emotional Regulation Is Not Only For Children (How to Self-Regulate)

A rather upset individual complained to me that “emotional regulation is for children” among other words. Of course, many parents may know about emotional regulation for children especially if they give them “time outs” (I don’t mean in a punishing way), or have their infants trained to fall asleep on their own, particularly after waking…

Dating Anxiety

As an author writing under the pen name “Wing Girl Kim” nearly nine years ago, I met a lot of men who struggled with nervousness.  They would be with their dates and not know what to say or how to behave.  They had difficulty being themselves in front of women.  But eventually, they would get…

The Depth of Depression

With every disruptive emotion comes a set of physical sensations in the body.  Take nervousness.  A nervous person might have sweaty palms, a heightened heart beat, or “butterflies” in the stomach.  The sensations can be different for everyone.  But some sensations may be more difficult to notice. A client who struggled with depression had difficulty…

Overcoming Panic Attacks

Before becoming certified as an emotional regulation specialist, the practitioner must successfully resolve an emotional difficulty him- or herself.  In San Francisco, Cedric Bertelli, Director of Tipi USA, gave free trainings at his office every other Monday.  It took attending two of them before I was able to resolve a disruptive emotion.  With PTSD, anxiety…