What is an emotional trigger?

Eliza Kingsford, LPC
Nutrition & Dietetics
Emotional triggers will vary from person to person. It is important to understand that everyone has emotional triggers. Think of the warm feeling you get when you eat a hot dog at a baseball game because you used to do that with your grandpa when you were little. It’s when an experience or event reminds you of something in your past and you immediately feel the feelings that you felt in the past, favorable or unfavorable. Often times, we don’t even connect the emotions we are feeling to the event.

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