• Self-Regulation Strategies

    Self-regulation strategies when you can't address your feelings right now.

    There are times where it just isn't feasible to process our emotions. Be it a work meeting, the middle of a conflict, during class, or we're simply too overwhelmed. We can't always take a break from the task or overwhelm to sit with our thoughts. So, what do we do in these cases? Self-regulate! Here are a few strategies on how to regulate:

    Feeling stressed? Try boxed breathing.
    Feeling Anxious? Try mindfulness activities.
    Feeling sad? Engage your senses.
    Feeling worthless? Increase self-awareness
    Feeling lonely? Change your environment?


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    Here are the research articles supporting our information:

    Aldao, A., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., & Schweizer, S. (2010). Emotion-regulation strategies across psychopathology: A meta-analytic review. Clinical psychology review, 30(2), 217-237. Emotion-Regulation Strategies Across Psychopathology: A meta-analytic review

    Eperthener, A., & Miller, L. (2022). Improving Stress Management and Coping Skills in College Students. Sociological Viewpoints36(1), 4–17. https://doi-org.libproxy.txstate.edu/10.26908/3612022_011

    Muhomba, M., Chugani, C. D., Uliaszek, A. A., & Kannan, D. (2017). Distress Tolerance Skills for College Students: A Pilot Investigation of a Brief DBT Group Skills Training Program. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy31(3), 247–256. https://doi-org.libproxy.txstate.edu/10.1080/87568225.2017.1294469

    Taren, A. A., Gianaros, P. J., Greco, C. M., Lindsay, E. K., Fairgrieve, A., Brown, K. W., Rosen, R. K., Ferris, J. L., Julson, E., Marsland, A. L., Bursley, J. K., Ramsburg, J., & Creswell, J. D. (2015). Mindfulness meditation training alters stress-related amygdala resting state functional connectivity: a randomized controlled trial. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 10(12), 1758–1768. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsv066