Four Steps to Handle Triggers Mindfully

Four Steps to Handle Triggers Mindfully

If you're reading this, chances are you're living with the aftermath of narcissistic abuse. This type of emotional and psychological torment can leave you feeling exhausted and alone. You may feel like you can't do anything right, and that voice in the back of your mind is always criticizing you.

Jenny Seale Coaching LLC specializes in helping survivors of narcissistic abuse heal and reclaim their lives. In this blog post, we'll discuss four steps to help you handle triggers mindfully and start moving on from the trauma inflicted by narcissistic abuse. Have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Identify Your Triggers

The first step in managing your triggers is to identify them. Ask yourself questions like what makes you feel anxious or overwhelmed, or what thoughts, feelings, and situations bring back memories of your abusive relationship? Write down your answers so you can recognize and acknowledge your triggers.

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Notice Your Body's Reactions

Once you’ve identified your triggers, the next step is to pay attention to your body’s reactions. This can be difficult due to the intense emotions that often accompany these triggers. See if you can notice what physical changes occur when faced with a trigger. Do your shoulders tense up? Does your heart rate increase? Does breathing become shallow and more rapid?

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Constructive Reactions

The next step is to practice constructive reactions when confronted with a trigger. This could involve grounding techniques, such as deep breathing or stretching, or engaging in positive self-talk. Remind yourself that the abuse is not your fault and that you are safe now.


Reach Out for Support

Finally, remember to reach out for support from friends, family, or a therapist. Gently remind yourself that although the abuser is no longer in your life, there is still help available to you. Jenny Seale Coaching LLC specializes in trauma recovery and can provide support and guidance as you begin your journey of healing.

The road to recovery is not easy, but Jenny Seale’s trauma coaching services can help you take back control of your life and start healing from the pain inflicted by narcissistic abuse. Contact me today to begin your journey of healing and self-discovery.

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