November 26, 2013

How to Cope With Emotions and Reduce Anxiety

By Margaret Sweet

Emotions are feelings that cause reactions. When a person feels sad, regret, guilt, shame, angry, hurt, resentful, or rejected they tend to allow these feelings to cause them to slip into depression. Such intense emotions are the leading cause of anxiety, panic attacks, and other disorders. People find it hard to cope with emotional reactions because we have lived in a world of misconceptions and for century's society and others have told people "Big boys don't cry." Alternatively, they say "Let it go" when someone is emotionally hurt, thus encouraging people to repress true hurt feelings. Repressing feelings literally means to block, limit, or internalize.

When a person represses true feelings for long periods it results to the creation of a mental disorder in most instances. People who tend to hold in anger and resentment will express anger outwardly or rely on drugs or alcohol in some instances to cope with the buried feelings. To overcome emotional conflicts we all have to learn how to express our true feelings appropriately and learn to recognize how to notice the difference between assumptions and true feelings.

How to cope with intense emotions

When you first notice that, you feel upset, take a step back and examine your thoughts. Emotions are feelings that cause a reaction when thoughts encourage feelings. For example, if you were assuming that someone is judging you, you would feel anxious as a result. The reason this reaction occurs is that the emotion or feeling is untrue. These shaky assumptions lead people to think they can read other people's minds when they cannot, so to assume people who do not even know is judging you, is making a false statement against others. Challenging the thought will help you to put the thought into a new perspective.

When we are untrue to ourselves emotional, conflicts result. I help people recognize assumptions that cause them to feel upset. To change how you think is the first step you must take to change how you react. The next step is challenging the fears.


People who live in fear struggle with handling emotional reactions well. Irrational fear resulting from assuming habits, worry and anxiety are often caused from a notion that a person is in real danger even when there is no danger present. They live in the "fight or flight" way of thinking that causes distress and panic to escalate. The key to reducing anxiety and panic is to overcome the notion you are in real danger when danger isn't present.

Emotions are feelings and causes emotional sensations when a person feels sad, happy, excited, angry, joyful, etc. by learning to accept that every one of us has real feelings, it will be easier to cope with emotions. Learn how to cope with emotions to reduce mental disorder and other problems by considering effective cognitive behavioral therapy, life skills course, mastery skills programs, and subliminal therapy.

Copyrights: 2013, Maggie Sweet Cognitive-behavioral therapy

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