Improving Emotional Regulation

It has been a long time since I posted a blog. I am still here, just been focused on other projects. I wanted to suggest this video, by Leo Gura. His website is Actualized.org and he has many other videos. I have found some videos to be useful, I would suggest at least checking them out. I have several clients that I have been working with that are struggling with emotional dysregulation.

Emotional dysregulation (ED) is a term used in the mental health community to refer to an emotional response that is poorly modulated, and does not fall within the conventionally accepted range of emotive response. ED may be referred to as labile mood (marked fluctuation of mood) or mood swings.

I have showed segments of this video in session, as a resource to provide psycho-education to clients who are struggling to make the connection between their thoughts and negative emotions they experience.

I also spend time in my Batterer’s Intervention Program providing education about managing emotions to reduce impulsive, self-destructive behaviors.  This video, titled “How To Master & Control Your Emotions”, does a good job of explaining the process of applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) concepts into his explanation of how to start a process of managing thoughts and emotions effectively.

I will warn you that he uses a small amount of foul language, but it is not to the point (in my opinion) where it is pervasive or takes away from the value of what he is teaching.

Thanks for reading.

RJ

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