Diffusing Anxiety Triggers When Your Body & Brain Won't Cooperate

Triggers can be a confusing word. At its heart, triggers are reactions to past trauma. They are not just about remembering past pain, but reexperiencing past pain as if it were happening in the present. But what do we do when we are triggered? Although there are no skills that can make a person stop themselves from ever being triggered again, there are skills that allow us to cope until we are less disarmed them and by the painful memories they bring up in us. In this episode, I explain three practical strategies for coping with triggersā€¦and why practices like these are critical for spiritual and emotional health.