Making Sense Of Intense Emotions

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, March 27, 2023

Intense emotions are a natural part of the human experience, but they can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. It's normal to feel a range of emotions, including joy, anger, sadness, and fear, but when these emotions become intense, they can feel unmanageable.

At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we have seen how families struggle to cope with grief after a death. We are here to help with advice on managing during this trying time.

.Making Sense Of Intense Emotions

Here are some tips for making sense of intense emotions after the death of a loved one:

  • Recognize And Acknowledge Your Emotions- The first step in making sense of intense emotions is to recognize and acknowledge what you're feeling. Labeling your emotions can help you better understand what's going on inside you. It's okay to feel a range of emotions, including those that are uncomfortable or difficult. Avoid denying or suppressing your emotions, as this can lead to greater distress in the long run.
  • Understand The Triggers- Certain situations, people, or events often trigger intense emotions. Identifying your triggers can help you better understand why you're feeling a particular way. Try to pay attention to what's happening around you and what thoughts or feelings are coming up for you. Understanding your triggers can help you anticipate and prepare for intense emotions before they become overwhelming.
  • Practice Mindfulness- Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present at the moment, without any distractions/judgment. It can help you better understand your emotions and respond to them more effectively. Take a few moments each day to focus on your breathing or other sensations in your body. This can help you develop a greater awareness of your emotions and how they affect you.
  • Use Coping Strategies- Coping strategies are techniques or behaviors that help you manage intense emotions. You can try many different coping strategies, including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, exercise, journaling, or talking to a friend or therapist. It's important to find coping strategies that work for you and that you can use in a variety of situations.
  • Seek Professional Help- If your intense emotions are causing significant distress or interfering with your daily life, it may be helpful to seek professional help. A mental health professional can help you better understand your emotions and develop coping strategies that work for you. They can also provide support and guidance as you work through challenging emotions.

With practice and patience, you can learn to navigate intense emotions in a healthy and effective way. Call (318)640-1375 to get in touch with Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home. If you'd rather write than call, please fill out this form, and one of our experts will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

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