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Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times

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Discover your unique pattern of emotional inflammation and learn how to cool down in anxious times

If the news has you feeling anxious or outraged, you’re not alone. There is a name for this: emotional inflammation. With Triggered, you’ll discover a breakthrough plan for dealing with this modern affliction. General and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Lise Van Susteren joins health journalist Stacey Colino to present a program called RESTORE, which will help you discover your “reactor type” for emotional inflammation and show you how to become more grounded and resilient in turbulent times.

One of the main causes of emotional inflammation is our sense that the big issues—like climate change, gun violence, and political corruption—are beyond our control. With RESTORE, you’ll learn you have more power than you realize. With strategies for relieving stress, critical thinking, recovering inner composure, and reclaiming the gifts of nature, you’ll learn to transform your distress into steady calm and strength.

As you move from a state of emotional whiplash into greater balance and harmony, you can redirect your energy, manage your feelings, and cultivate healthier habits. Ultimately, you’ll learn to become an “upstander”—a force for improving the conditions that fuel your fears. With a relatable style and a heaping dose of hope, Triggered is a timely antidote for a world in turmoil.

283 pages, Hardcover

Published April 28, 2020

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522 reviews46 followers
May 18, 2020
This book was Stevo's Business Book of the Week for the week of 5/17, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet and Stevo's Novel Ideas. A Powerful Guide for Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Our Turbulent Times.

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September 19, 2020
This book is perfect for reading during the pandemic. That being said, it was published just before the Covid outbreak and I would love to see a second edition that addresses a global pandemic. The book still applies to our current times with excellent advice on how to calm one's triggers and styles of emotional inflammation. I will be sharing the book with family and friends and reference it in conversation frequently.
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November 2, 2022
One of my favorite books of 2022! By the end of this book I had many pages marked up and post it notes with highlights. So many aha moments! If you read this book be sure and take the quiz.
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June 30, 2020
If the book was just the parts where she focused on the reader, I would have given it 5 stars (great breadth of coping strategies, the portions on the types of reactors were very useful) but the significant portions where she talked at some length about herself and her causes (and their hopelessness) were actually stressful to read. YMMV but I couldn’t wait to finish the book, rather than get another surprise attack.
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January 15, 2021
I enjoyed the emotional reactor quiz and found that helpful. The book offered tips on reducing emotional inflammation that were backed by science. However, many of them, while undoubtedly helpful would be difficult to implement consistently. Many of us with our jobs cannot go to sleep and wake up at the same time on weekdays and weekends and many of us can't avoid technology for 1.5 hours until we sleep. I enjoyed that part about the importance of nature and how calming fractals and awe-inducing pictures of nature can be. I will be attempting to surround myself with nature more often as that felt like the most feasible suggestion of the book.
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November 14, 2020
Nothing new here; same “identify your feelings, feel feelings, don’t push down fillings; find triggers from bad childhood trauma”

Although I liked the title of this book I found it one of the least helpful in the genre. It repeats well established information and combines that with exhaustive “a study says” and random client stories that aren’t very illustrative.

And while there are “quizzes” I found the book lacked actionable direction.
March 1, 2021
This practical, science based, and well written book introduces the concept of emotional inflammation, a condition many of us suffer from in the modern world. The authors provide useful techniques to address out of control anxiety and a customized action plan to effect positive change in the world, which will reduce the emotional inflammation we experience.
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August 26, 2020
This book was well written. It explained a lot and provided exercises to explain different things. I'd suggest this book for someone interested in controlling emotions or working with people with difficulty controlling emotions.
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September 13, 2020
A fine book, objectively. I’ve just read a lot about this topic over the years and didn’t find a whole lot of new info in it (other than the concept and the reactor profiles). If you’re new to the topic, you may likely have a very different experience.
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5 reviews
March 29, 2021
Describes the various surprising contributors to anxiety. While none of the findings were revolutionary, I appreciated the localization to this moment in time and the fact that the book had a large list of citations which built my trust in the content.
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168 reviews1 follower
December 6, 2021
An in-depth reality check on the emotional impact of your life circumstances and what triggers make one react. Valuable exercises throughout this work. Great insight and numerous other authors, and their books referenced.
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August 8, 2020
This book is a great introduction to the concept of emotional inflammation, especially for those interested in broad discussions of neurotypical management strategies.
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November 9, 2020
Relentless bad news has traumatized everyone. This book shows how to manage and mitigate stress.
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