What Is Emotion Regulation?
Emotion regulation refers to the ability or tendency to engage in healthy strategies to improve your emotional experience. Emotion regulation can involve both changes in thoughts and behaviors.
Why is it important to build this skill?
When you regulate your emotions with healthy strategies, you can more quickly recover from stressful events. You learn to experience positive emotions even while you experience adversity and you feel more confident in managing emotions with out resorting to unhealthy strategies like drug and alcohol abuse.
Activities to develop this skill: