Saturday, June 8, 2013

Remedy #108 Emotional Regulation Strategy Called "Reappraisal" to Treat Anxiety

This isn't all that surprising, but definitely worth posting about since many of our readers do not even think about this kind of 'self-treatment'. New research appearing in the journal Emotion suggests that actually 'regulating' your emotions can help with your symptoms of social anxiety. 

In the study, researchers asked 179 healthy participants how they managed their emotions through anxiety-inducing situations. The team then studied the results. They concluded that those participants who engaged in emotional regulation strategy called Reappraisal, tended to also have less social phobia than those who ignored their emotions entirely. Reappraisal involves looking at anxiety-inducing situations in a new way, something we've touched upon in previous posts. Read more at the link below.