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How can I stop triggering myself?

12 Answers
Last Updated: 05/05/2020 at 10:26am
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Halayma Khatun, M.A Theology(U.K, UAE), Diploma With Distinction in Counseling, Certification trauma abandonment


Compassionate, patient, experienced depression counselor. I use Psychodynamic counseling techniques. My counseling experience is +8 years, I counsel women.

Top Rated Answers
March 29th, 2016 11:45am
I'd suggest either avoiding triggers, even if it is tempting, or becoming desensitised to them! Just think - it's only some words/a photo, what harm can it really do me?
June 9th, 2015 12:36pm
I used to look at things that I knew would trigger me, yet I could never stop looking at them. You should identify the things that trigger you by writing in a diary so that you can try to avoid them. Ultimately there will always be triggers that you see and can't control, it's about learning how to deal with these triggers.
May 9th, 2015 8:22pm
I've found that stopping myself from looking at things that trigger me help. I don't purposely put myself into situations that are triggering. I also have a plan to handle when I am triggered, involving breathing, using a distraction from my anti-anxiety kit I made like coloring or playing video games
May 1st, 2017 4:53pm
First step is to recognize your triggers. You can't stop it if you don't know what triggers your behaviour. Next step depends about the issue but it's either avoiding the triggers or processing and managing your feelings and working them to the point you don't get triggered anymore. There is not short cuts for healing.
May 14th, 2018 9:34pm
Avoid looking things up online that may trigger you, maybe whenever you begin to feel triggered try out some methods to help calm you down. Refer to the 7 cups anxiety guide.
May 5th, 2020 10:26am
Accept yourself as powerful instead of as victim to remove the veil of self-deception. When you seek to identify what is triggering how you feel in the moment, you give yourself the chance to feel differently if you want to. You will also have more clarity on what you need to do or what you need to ask for to change your circumstances. The strengths that have helped in life are also your greatest emotional triggers when you feel someone is not honoring one of them. When your brain perceives that someone has taken or plans to take one of these important things away from you, your emotions are triggered.
August 15th, 2015 7:42pm
Don't go the places that trigger you, dont think the thoughts. Fill your mind with positive, pursue the positive and eventually you will see the good seed that you have planted come up with more abundance than the bad.
February 8th, 2016 3:57pm
It depends on what it is, try not to think about what triggers you and it won't effect you anymore.
August 24th, 2016 1:36am
Find other things to focus yourself on like hobbies. they're a great way to avoid thinking about it.
September 27th, 2016 7:09pm
Think about what triggers you, and take a deep breathe, and relax and then ask yourself, what can I do instead of getting triggered? I'm wonder about this myself from time to time, when I'm triggered. And you don't have to come up with an answer immediately. Its enough just to keep the question in your mind, and allow yourself to consider possibilities. Even if you can't, just try it anyways and without the pressure of having to have an answer, just the question is fine, allow yourself to question it, and mull it over in a calm and relaxed way. Keep thinking about. :D
November 7th, 2016 1:03pm
Focus on the things that make you happy, if you get an urge you've got to use your energy in a more positive way.
April 24th, 2018 8:30pm
By not getting involved in those things that might have a chance to trigger you and make you feel vulnerable.