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(p. 109) Module 2: Skills for Feeling: Recognizing and Managing Strong Emotions 

(p. 109) Module 2: Skills for Feeling: Recognizing and Managing Strong Emotions
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(p. 109) Module 2: Skills for Feeling: Recognizing and Managing Strong Emotions
Author(s):

Ann M. Steffen

, Larry W. Thompson

, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190068431.003.0007
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date: 23 May 2022

This chapter supports practitioners as they help older clients develop emotional literacy and emotional regulation strategies. Module 2: Skills for Feeling: Recognizing and Managing Strong Emotions contains material to help aging clients understand and describe their feelings and moods, nurture positive emotions, reduce anxiety through relaxation skills, and defuse unhelpful reactions to anger and frustration. This chapter also describes the Practice forms provided for clients’ use between sessions to remember and use these affective skills. Cultural and generational norms and beliefs impact the type of emotions that aging clients experience, how these emotions are expressed, and the degree to which these emotions influence behaviors. Clinicians can use recommended strategies from this chapter to respond to the needs of culturally diverse aging clients, including within telehealth clinical practice.

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