Why am I so triggered?

Updated: May 30

"Triggers can happen when you least expect them, when you think all the emotional wounds are healed, something can happen that reminds you that there is a little emotional scar." Alexander May

On Wednesday 23rd June at 8.30 pm I will be hosting an online gathering to discuss the topic "Triggers" through my work with Documenting Honest Motherhood.

As always Documenting Honest Motherhood encourages you to express, open, create, find love, healing, and growth in your life and is a safe space where you are safe, loved, and appreciated to share your truth with no judgment.

Similar to my workshops we will open with a heart-centered meditation, I will talk about what triggers are, why we get triggered, what happens and how we can deal with them in order to heal and grow.

There will be time for you to speak and share any experiences you wish to.

I will also provide some additional reading and journal prompts for you to do the deep work and healing.

book here for The Documenting Honest Motherhood Gathering " Triggers" just £10 per person. I would recommend setting aside 2 hours for this gathering.

If you haven't joined my private group you can do here

What is a trigger?

A trigger is ultimately a reminder of past trauma. When triggers happen they can be unexpected, uncomfortable, and cause stress, extreme overwhelm, and distressing emotions. You may feel panic, unable to breathe, dizzy, or have flashbacks to the experience.

Why do we get triggered?

We are being reminded about something that happened to us and it can bring back uncomfortable sensations and experiences.

What happens to me when I get triggered?

The types of triggers a person might have will vary from person to person. There may be different types of events and situations that may cause a trigger.

Internal trigger

An internal trigger is something that happens on the inside. It could be a sensation in your body that reminds you of something that happened to you. It could be an emotion, a memory, or a physical sensation in your body. Internal triggers could be anxiety, loneliness, pain, sadness, tension in your muscles, feeling out of control, overwhelmed, abandoned, and vulnerable.

External trigger

An external trigger is from the environment and these are related to a specific situation, a person, or a place.

External triggers can be a specific time of day, an argument with a friend or family member, certain sounds or smells that remind you of the experience, going to a certain location can bring back memories and flashbacks, significant dates/anniversaries, an argument with something, someone speaking a certain way,

What can I do about it?

There are various things that you can do when you feel triggered and I'm going to teach you some great ways to become aware of your triggers, how to deal with them when they come up and how to process and heal from the root cause of the trigger.

I hope to see you in our free support group and I would be delighted if you can also join us for the "Triggers" gathering to learn more.

Love and Light



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