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Healthy ways to manage emotions


What training did you get from your parents in managing emotions? If you are like me, you didn’t get much really constructive help in recognising or regulating feelings. “Don’t worry! It will all turn out right! ” was about the extent of the emotional management in my house. I guess that’s why many people automatically default to ineffective ways such as avoidance, denial and straight-up worrying when difficult emotions emerge. And then those ineffective strategies are passed on to children. Little wonder that anxiety, anger and apathy are commonplace among children and young people, even though we live in affluent times. Sometimes, it’s a matter of finding better ways of dealing with negative feelings rather than avoiding them, or allowing them to overwhelm us or act out. Here are 7 healthy ways to manage your emotions that you can ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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