By Matthias Berking, Brian Whitley (auth.)

Emotion legislation is presently probably the most renowned themes in medical psychology. a variety of reviews display that deficits in emotion rules talents are inclined to aid preserve a variety of sorts of mental issues. hence, bettering emotion rules has turn into a massive objective in psychotherapeutic remedies. For this function, a couple of healing thoughts were built and proven to be powerful. in spite of the fact that, for practitioners it's always tough to determine which of those innovations they need to use or how they could successfully mix empirically-validated concepts. hence, the authors built the have an effect on legislation education as a transdiagnostic intervention which systematically integrates recommendations from cognitive habit treatment, mindfulness-based interventions, emotion-focused treatment, and dialectical behavioral remedy. The effectiveness of paintings has been proven in different top of the range studies.

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For example, a business manager who has always successfully distracted himself from negative emotions by focusing on his work may not be able to do so anymore when he loses his job, his wife divorces him, and he is forced to sell his home. Such difficult circumstances will likely elicit a strong stress response that is associated with a high degree of physiological arousal and very strong negative emotions that are too strong to be successfully suppressed for an extended period of time (Fig. 1; Box 22).

Are there emotions connected to the awful feelings you have in your body? I am not sure. As I said, I don’t feel so well. I am wondering what specific emotions you are experiencing? As I said, I don’t know. As the therapist in this scenario continues to explore the patient’s feelings, the patient likely will become frustrated at not being able to answer the therapist’s questions. If the therapist in this scenario keeps trying to help the patient increase “awareness” of his2 emotions, chances are the patient will feel like a failure and will start to focus on protecting himself from the aversive therapeutic situation.

Behavioral avoidance, alcohol use, overeating) could lead to the development of social phobia, alcohol M. Berking and B. 1007/978-1-4939-1022-9_4, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 31 32 4 How Do Emotion Regulation Deficits Result in Mental Health Problems? use disorder, and binge eating disorder, respectively. In this manner, many behavioral and cognitive symptoms of mental disorders can be conceptualized as dysfunctional attempts to attain instant relief from seemingly unbearable emotions in the absence of more adaptive strategies.

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