• Emily Hughes Therapy

Sensitivity and Triggers

Updated: Nov 10

How much time do we spend trying to avoid the things that trigger us?! Usually, a lot. We come up with some pretty complicated strategies for avoiding the things that trigger us too. And if you're a sensitive soul, the likely hood is you will feel triggered more easily because, as we know, the more sensitive you are, the more you feel everything! So, like anything...although it's our instinct to run away from discomfort, it's always better when we lean in to it, and that includes triggers. Here are three things you can ask yourself about the next time you feel triggered, and see what you are able to learn:


  • what is this trying to tell me about myself

  • what is this trigger telling me I need to work on

  • what lessons can I learn from being triggered this way

When we work with our triggers this way by leaning into them and learning from them, they become very helpful moments. You can begin to see you triggers as an opportunity to grow each time. This process is much more helpful than constructing complex ways to avoid our triggers or having uncomfortable emotional reactions each time we are triggered.


Affirmation: I will reflect on what this uncomfortable moment is teaching me, and I choose to lean in to that lesson fully.


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