Across the twentieth anniversary of September eleventh, it’s pure to really feel a flood of feelings. I’ll admit that at the same time as a medical psychologist, the emotions for an intense occasion like this may be overwhelming.
To manage at instances like this, I flip to a method that blends views from my yoga background in addition to my psychology coaching in a system I name C.A.R.E. —which stands for contemplate, act, replicate, and ease. It’s designed to advertise consciousness of emotions, and assist determine acceptable, wholesome motion.
Intense, highly effective feelings typically come up after we really feel injustice or different trauma has occurred. Taking acceptable motion typically helps soothe our feelings, by creating a way of reassurance that we’re not helpless, and that our selections could make a distinction to ourselves in addition to others. The C.A.R.E. system is relevant to any scenario the place one thing stunning has occurred, however I’ll use September eleventh as the instance right here.