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:
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.