How to Overcome Emotional Dysregulation

Masterclass with Insights from Dr. Tanya Holthus (Psychologist, PsyD, LP, RPT, SEP)

It’s common to experience emotional dysregulation after narcissistic abuse.

Emotional dysregulation is a mental health symptom that involves having trouble controlling your emotions and how you act on those feelings. 

Some common signs of this are:

  • Severe depression
  • Anxiety
  • High levels of shame and anger
  • Self-harm
  • Excessive substance use
  • High-risk sexual behaviors
  • Extreme perfectionism
  • Highly conflictual interpersonal relationships
  • Disordered eating
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

If you can relate to those signs, this masterclass could be for you.

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  • Warning: This content discusses narcissism and narcissistic abuse. This subject may be triggering for some people. If you find yourself feeling triggered, please click here to watch our Trigger/Flashback Protocol.

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Dr. Tanya Holthus’ Strategies

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First Strategy: Proactive Coping Skills

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Second Strategy: Reactive Coping Skills

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Third Strategy: Top-Down Approach for Regulation

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Fourth Strategy: Bottom-Up Approach for Regulation

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Fifth Strategy: Distinguishing Parts to Respond More Mindfully In the Present

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