From Triggered to Tranquil
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How Self-Compassion and Mindful Presence Can Transform Relationship Conflicts and Heal Childhood Wounds
Therapy-tested real-world techniques for defusing anger and anxiety triggers in any situation, with anyone, and for everyone’s benefit
At home, at work, or even out shopping, we’ve all experienced a moment when we’ve gone from feeling just fine to feeling out of control. Something inside us shifts. We instantly feel hurt, angry, shut down, or frozen. As bestselling author and therapist Susan Campbell shows, in these moments we’ve been triggered. In From Triggered to Tranquil, Dr. Campbell shows how a remark, tone of voice, facial expression, or other interpersonal cue can activate a deep-seated memory of a past wound. By recognizing this dynamic, we can soothe our upset feelings, heal our childhood fears, resolve disagreements, and restore connection. Dr. Campbell offers a no-blame approach to conflicts and misunderstandings, empowering us to prevent triggers from ruining our relationships. She emphasizes that when we compassionately understand the roots of our trigger reactions, we can also better understand the actions of those around us. As a result, we become stronger and more resilient when facing any upsetting interaction or unwanted surprise. Working with Dr. Campbell’s tools, we expand the size of the world we can comfortably deal with, and learn to take in stride the things we used to avoid.
Key Selling Points
Tools for navigating all types of interpersonal relationships, organized around five steps to “trigger mastery” that can be applied to any relationship or encounter
Specific techniques address relationships with children, spouses, bosses, coworkers, friends, and partners Includes ways to address triggers related to politics, racism, climate change, and other hot-button issues
The author developed these approaches over her 40-plus years as a therapist and relationship coach.