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Sunnywindows 5 points ago +5 / -0

You are right, and I’d like to comment from the perspective of a psychotherapist.

When you say “Learning to control our emotions,” I think you are really talking about learning to control our thoughts. What we think about, like imagined conversations, beliefs, daily attitudes…. These are what start the emotions going.

And if emotions get triggered (by events or thoughts) what we think in that moment can either ramp them up or calm them down.

Noticing our thoughts daily, working on challenging long held negative beliefs when they show up, focusing on problem solving not blame, these practices help us to remain centered and to be prepared for any event that comes along.