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Containing emotion

Posted by gardenergirl on February 4, 2005, at 8:15:31

In my session this week, my T and I talked a lot about my emotional sensitivity. I go back and forth about this, because I think it's both a blessing and a curse. A blessing of course because it is a strength for doing therapy, imo...but also a curse because intense emotion is exhausting!

So, I wonder if y'all might share how you put yourself back together after intense emotion. What do you do to recharge? Or discharge the effects of the emotion? How do you self-soothe?

I hope to create a list of strategies so that I have a large tool kit for helping myself recover. Somedays, although I absolutely enjoy what I am doing, I just feel so wiped out. Would you please help me figure out how to go into "emotional strength training?"

Thanks in advance to all my coaches!





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