Emotional Trigger Control
Updated: Dec 13, 2020
“Emotional trigger control” is a self-regulation tool that prevents us from being influenced by emotional triggers. By identifying triggers, naming them, and developing a pre-planned professional response, we avoid exposing ourselves to their negative effects—including the provocative influence of the anti-police movement.
Those of you familiar with emotional trigger control know there is a hack to increase its effectiveness. First, choose a mild, even silly, name for the trigger. Next, listen for variations of them like you’re playing a game of “word find.” Believe me, once you’ve identified them, you will start to see them everywhere, stripped of their persuasive force.