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Put Aside Your Emotions
We're urged to "feel our feelings", but a meltdown during a time of crisis won't help you solve the problem, explains Kit O'Neill, PhD, a therapist who specializes in the psychological impacts of disaster and trauma. When you feel the intensity of your emotions rising, calm down by distracting yourself with a computer game or a magazine. You can express your feelings later, to a friend or in a journal.
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