For teens, it’s especially vital to come to grips with both positive and negative emotions, so they can deal with a variety of situations in a balanced, healthy way. Emotional Regulation (ER) helps people understand how their emotions impact us, and how they react to their social environment.
Our emotions can be triggered by:
The challenge arises when situations upset our sense of equilibrium — and that’s when our emotions benefit from regulation and management. ER seeks to do just that.
When a child or teen doesn’t learn emotional regulation, they can take on harmful behaviors that either numb the experience of emotion, or channel it into a different form — including withdrawal, excessive gaming or social media use, promiscuity, eating disorders, aggression, and teenage substance abuse.
At Safe Landing, we only treat teenagers — so we understand how to introduce Emotional Regulation through strategies that make sense to adolescents. Through meditation, self-talk, breathing, exercise, and emotionally expressive environments, our behavioral health experts can help your child regulate his or her emotions in a way that’s appropriate and constructive.
Emotional Regulation is only one of the many evidenced-based therapeutic approaches to teen drug rehab and alcohol rehab we use at Safe Landing. Our team of licensed therapists are trained in a number of disciplines and approaches to rehab, including:
As a client at Safe Landing, your teen will have all these options at their disposal, for complete healing.