a core step of emotional regulation

SuprunP

Senior Member
Ukrainian & Russian
Regulate (soothing and redirecting emotions) – model good emotional regulation strategies. Give positive feedback about the ability to express an emotional response because this is a core step of emotional regulation. ‘I am very impressed that you are able to tell me about your distressing feelings. Well done for having the courage to tell me you felt hurt/angry/sad.’
(Skills-based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder)

Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it is possible to read it in either of the two following ways:

1. Giving positive feedback about the ability to express an emotional response is a core step of emotional regulation.
2. Expressing an emotional response is a core step of emotional regulation.

Thanks.
 
  • grassy

    Senior Member
    Polish
    The way I read it is that being able to express an emotional response is a core step of emotional regulation.
     
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