Anger is complex.
And something that is a right brain process can be hard to articulate and describe. Especially if you are a child who isn’t quiiiite fully developed in their prefrontal cortex.
Okay - talking about anger is tough for grownups too.
Sometimes depression can feel like a dark, dreary, rainy day.
Deep pain and sadness, being numb, anger and irritability, and no motivation. Kids and teens that don’t want to go out to see their friends, have no energy and focus, and don’t even ask them to do their homework.
Do you have the book Hey Warrior?
Well… if you know, you know and you can feel free to skip through this post.
BUT if this book isn’t in your collection I wanted to share the 5 reasons it is an absolute must for play therapists for emotional regulation!
Feelings come and feelings go.
This concept can actually be quite hard for kids who haven’t gotten used to the rollercoaster their emotions can take. AND paired with brain development sometimes it feels like the sad, mad, and anxious feelings will last foreeevvver!
The good news - they don’t!
I'm Ann Meehan, an LPCC,