Painful Emotional Reactions Don't Need to be Destructive

Most women will face a traumatic or challenging life event. We are emotional beings and tend to express our emotions with passion. We express the passion of anger, despair, sadness, frustration, and remorse. Passion is not only for positive emotions, but ones that can be destructive. We don't have trouble expressing our meltdowns, crying uncontrollably, and directing anger toward someone.

Based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) there are skills you can learn if you are one who deals with overwhelming emotions in an unhealthy way. If the intense emotions are creating more self-destructive coping mechanisms you can learn to use distress tolerance skills. These skills are to help you reduce strong emotions (does not mean to not feel them) before you choose to do something