Our “triggers” become embedded in our psyche at an early age. Something happens that we don’t understand and can’t find anyone to explain and so our survival instincts kick in and we “make up” a story to fit the feelings. When a similar event occurs later in life, we are “triggered” back into those survival stories from our past. Triggers can be released through therapy, but first we have to recognize that we have a trigger.
“Today I will become willing to look at my reactions to events and see if my response is reasonable or creates deeper feelings of fear or anxiety. I will then be willing to seek the help to understand and release that trigger.”