Learn to Identify Your Emotions

Sometimes we can identify our emotions through how our body feels. When some of us have trauma reactions, our energy gets turned up or down. Pay attention to your body’s signals. For example, is your breathing increasing or decreasing? Are you feeling like your body is getting ready to run a race or rest?

Naming our emotions can help us start to put into words to very difficult experiences. If you are unsure of what you feel, it might be useful to look at a feelings wheel.

It may also be helpful to journal about your emotions. It’s ok to feel many emotions about a traumatic event.

Please visit Healing from Trauma for more resources and tips for healing from trauma.

Remember you are not alone, and please always seek help if you need it.

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