Understanding your emotions and responses
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to replace professional support, guidance, advice, or diagnosis.
Trigger warning: A trigger is a word or an event that can cause an action to take place. In this toolkit certain words can be triggering for survivors. Which means that reading those words or sentences can cause a survivor to either feel uncomfortable or anxious and might even take them back to an unpleasant memory. If while reading someone does experience this, it is best to do a quick grounding exercise.
Here are some additional resources if you would like to learn more about the signs of emotional and psychological abuse, consent, and how you might feel emotionally.
To learn more about common responses, visit How you might feel emotionally - Rape Crisis England and Wales
To learn more about the signs of emotional and psychological abuse, visit Chayn’s Manipulation in Abuse guide.