Emotional Triggers


Emotional triggers are when someone says or does something that causes you to suddenly feel anxious, sad, angry, and/or overwhelmed. When triggered it can take hours, sometimes, days to calm down. In some cases when calming down from a trigger you wonder what happened, or why that bothered you as much as it did. When affected you may think you are losing control of yourself and feel there is no hope. Whether you feel your life is threatened, you have intense feelings of sadness, or are suddenly anxious for a period of time there tends to be a cause. Everything seems to happen all at once as the body and mind are taken back to a time that does not exist from your past. We don’t need to consciously remember events but our body remembers how it felt when we were being chased, you were told you were scum of the earth, or couldn’t get out words during that last public speaking event. These past events were emotionally disturbing and your body remembers. A Mental health trigger can be difficult to spot and can be rooted in trauma. Find out how we can help today in Pleasant Grove with sudden feelings that occur when others say, do, or respond in ways that cause you to feel the past.

Emotionally Triggered

Triggers come with different physical symptoms, but should not be confused with a panic attack. When you suddenly feel emotional you can experience: heavy chest, increased heart rate, shaking, fatigue, confusion, or dizziness. These symptoms can be in different combinations and other symptoms not mentioned can be involved. However, it is likely when your mental health trigger will include a sensation to get away, and you may find a way to ignore how you feel by binge watching shows or movies, viewing pornography, go gambling, or other means of which you escape emotional pain. Therapy can help with these concerns. Many find ways to run away from their pain and sometimes these ways of running away become unhealthy for us and for loved ones around us. You could be lashing out at yourself or at others when you have emotional triggers in attempts to ignore the feelings your body is holding on to.

Emotional Triggers

Here at TRUE Therapy we strive to help you find peace again in your life. These triggers can be involved with memories of trauma and therapies like EMDR can be helpful. Therapies we use are helpful to first identify where this is all coming from. Second, understand where your triggers are coming from. Third, to help, at a minimum, reduce pain that comes when you have a mental health trigger burdening your relationships and life choices. Call for a free phone consultation about our services in Pleasant Grove Utah today.

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