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1.5 HOURS OF SOCIAL WORK CONTINUING EDUCATION
Emotion is defined as a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Emotions are created in the brain and can signal threats and rewards. Experiencing both positive and negative intense emotions such as pain, distress, despair, fear, excitement, love, happiness, or sadness is normal. Becoming overwhelmed with how to manage these intense emotions can cause one to feel emotionally dysregulated. External messages received from family and society can have an impact on emotional development, including how emotions are processed. I Can’t Keep Calm: Strategies for Regulating Intense Emotions is a 2-hour training designed to bring awareness to the purpose emotions serve in our lives as well as learning to use, enjoy and coexist with them in healthy ways.
- Participants will be able to describe emotion regulation and emotion dysregulation
- Participants will be able to identify the impact of dysregulated emotions on relationships with themselves and others.
- Participants will be able to identify strategies to manage emotional distress.
By the end of the workshop, Participants will be able to:
- Understand the impact of messages received from family of origin on emotional development
- Understand the emotions experienced
- Decrease negative vulnerability and increase acceptance of emotions
- Identify and implement trauma informed approaches for regulating intense emotions.