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“Emotional Containment.
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One of the techniques used in the stabilization phase of trauma therapy is the practice of containment.
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When you are feeling emotionally dysregulated or really charged up and you need to regulate yourself, then try this.
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Imagine a container that is strong and secure enough to hold your emotions.
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Next, tell your emotional self, “I hear you, I acknowledge you and I validate you. But at this moment I need to contain these challenging emotions. I am not discarding or disowning you. I will come back for you, when I can.”
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Next imagine the different emotions as objects. In this drawing for example, fear is in the form of a knife, shame is a dark blob, anxiety is a red ball and rage is a ball of fire.
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Slowly put these objects into the container. Close the lid and lock it up. Store the container in a safe space, away from you. Then take some long, slow deep breaths. Rinse and repeat if necessary, until you feel calmer.“
📷By @ayan_mukherjee_
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