Anyone and everyone can regulate their emotions. Whether you are 2-year-old child or a 100-year-old (the oldest person we know using it is 105!), someone who lives with a physical or mental condition, or someone who has tried everything else and given up – you can do this. Tipi emotional regulation is simple to learn and once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do this by yourself.
With Tipi emotional regulation, there is no need to talk about or analyze what happened to us. This means you can do it yourself by tapping into your emotions through the physical sensations that your body feels. And you don’t need anyone else to do this for you!
You know why this works? Because, the root cause of any undesirable emotion is always linked to trauma recorded in our body’s memory, and this manifests itself in physical sensations. People of all ages are able to ‘listen’ to these physical sensations within themselves, and by doing so, we have the natural capacity to break through them.
There are two ways to do this:
1. When you’re in the situation experiencing an unpleasant emotion
Our capacity for emotional regulation is a natural physiological process that we can activate when we experience an unpleasant emotion. It’s so easy and intuitive that children as young as five can do it themselves. (We share training that teaches you how to help children from 2yrs or those with severe learning disabilities.)
2. After the situation, looking back at the emotion you experienced
We can only activate our natural capacity to regulate our stressful emotion by ourselves when we are in the situation experiencing it. However, a professional trained by the Tipi Association can help you look back at the emotion you experienced and relive it in a sensory way in your body, when you are no longer experiencing that emotion.
You can find the best professional help for you here. (Please note, professional consultations are not available to children under 10 years of age or people with a severe cognitive disorder.)
Here are a few examples that we know of: