T is for Triggers (Let’s take our power back.)

Often clients ask me how they can avoid their triggers. My response is always the same “get rid of them.” I do not mean go out of your way to avoid them; but, to take your power back by learning to place whatever the trigger is in its rightful place.

A trigger is a cue that more work needs to be done regarding a past experience. Remember that all around you others experience the same phenomena without having a strong emotional response. Taking a close look at what the trigger represents to you, exploring what memory it unlocks, and confronting what unresolved concerns are still present surrounding this stimulus/activating event.

Do you have a trigger you would like to be free of? Take a moment a write down what it is. Keeping the trigger in mind answer the following questions.

  • What memories does it bring up? (be as specific as possible)
  • What emotions/feelings are brought up in you?
  • What do you do when faced with the trigger?
  • What thoughts, feelings, and actions would you like to have instead?
  • Now just answer yes or no are you willing to be uncomfortable until you have all your power back? If the answer is no stop reading here. If yes take a deep breath and continue reading.
  • Write one action you can take on your journey to freedom.
  • Go for it! Take that step and share your success with us.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Shyra

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