Emotional triggers happen to us all day, every day. A trigger can be pretty much any topic that makes us feel strongly, whether that’s negative or positive.
They can be a memory, a conversation, or simply a feeling that we respond to in a certain way. Triggers can spark joy, happiness, frustration, fear, sadness, anger, and a host of other responses. Some good, some not so good.
An example of a positive trigger might be the sound of someone laughing which causes you to smile.
An example of a negative trigger might be the sound of someone laughing and it reminds you of an instance when someone laughed at a mistake you made, and that causes you to feel sad, hurt, or angry.
Both are triggering events with opposite responses.
When triggers become a problem is when they keep us from being productive and happy in the world, and missing out of living up to our purpose in life. We can use emotional intelligence to recognize and manage emotional triggers more skillfully.
This e-book will help you understand the emotional triggers that cause you to react in ways that don’t serve you, keep you small and prevent you from being your best. We’ve provided the tools to change how you respond to them.
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