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What to Do When You Start to See Red?
Episode 11122nd February 2022 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Do you find yourself stuck in a pattern of aggressive conversations in certain situations? Do you ever wonder why those conversations trigger you? It can be hard to understand what's happening when we're feeling in what he calls a ‘red state’. Identifying the feeling is the first step in mindfulness practice; we need to recognise our red emotional states to move away from them.

Graham Lee joins us in this episode to discuss our emotional states and apply simple mindfulness techniques to get out of a red state and into a green one. Most conflicts are rooted in unmet needs. When we admit those needs, we can instantly change relationship dynamics! Graham also shares insights on what to do during stressful situations where your emotions cloud your judgement and thinking.

If you want to use mindfulness practice to be more aware of your emotions even during difficult situations, then stay tuned to this episode.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover how we can categorise our emotional states to be more effective in our conversations without triggers. 
  2. Learn how to shift from a red state to a green state through mindfulness practices.
  3. Understand how our secondary and primary emotions relate to unmet needs.


Episode Highlights

[05:22] Introducing Graham

[10:08] How Can Emotional Awareness Change Conversations

[15:15] Mindfulness Practices Even During Stress

[23:45] How to View Emotions and Our Needs

[29:14] The Importance of Acknowledgement 

[32:53] Practical Techniques 

[36:03] Be the Observer

[39:11] Observe First Before Anything Else

[44:42] Graham’s Tips 

[52:37] What to Do When Someone Else is Red

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