“I engage in healthy strategies to change or manage my emotions.”
What is Emotion Regulation?
Emotion regulation refers to the ability or tendency to engage in healthy strategies to improve emotion experience. Emotion regulation can involve both changes in thoughts and behaviors.
Why is it important to have this skill?
When we regulate our emotions with healthy strategies, we can more quickly recover from stressful events. We learn to experience positive emotions even when we experience adversity and feel confident in managing emotions with out resorting to unhealthy strategies like drug and alcohol abuse.
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