Emotional Regulation

noun | [ ih-moh-shuh-nl ] [ reg-yuh-ley-shuhn ]

Emotional Regulation is the ability to be aware of, understand and accept our own emotions and control impulsive behaviours when experiencing difficult emotions. It includes the ability to modify strategies for managing our emotions according to situational demands and goals. Emotional regulation takes place through problem solving, assertive behaviour, reevaluation of the situation and de escalation of emotions.

Besides the obvious benefits such as feeling better in the immediate term, strong emotional regulation skills can also enhance long-term wellbeing, improve performance at work, enrich personal relationships and lead to better overall health.

Emotional Regulation In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Identify, understand and accept their emotions.
  • Express their emotions clearly and openly to others in ways appropriate to the situation.
  • Express their feelings and opinions without hurting or disrespecting others.
  • Reflect on possible consequences before expressing an emotion or viewpoint.
  • Control impulsive behaviour.
  • Express hurt without withdrawal, blame or aggression.
  • Respond to upsetting situations in healthy and responsible ways.
  • Use strategies that allow them to reduce the intensity of their emotions when they need to.

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Also Known As

Hindi | 

भावनात्मक विनियमन

Marathi | 

भावनिक नियमन

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