Chapter 18
Strategies for Managing and Overcoming Very Intense Emotions
In This Chapter
• Expressing very intense emotions can lessen their intensity
• Thinking clearly in the midst of very strong feelings
• Regaining a realistic perspective
• Be with someone you love and trust, and confide in them
Sometimes life stresses push people to the breaking point. The consequence may be to feel quite overwhelmed. Not only do these times cause enormous suffering but they can also compel people to do and say things that they later regret. In this chapter, we’ll look at a number of effective strategies for rapidly de-escalating overwhelming feelings in order to regain a degree of emotional control.

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