Musings on Emotional Sobriety

Emotional Sobriety (ES) are words used in a 12-step environment and identifies a way of being in which a person reacts calmly and peacefully to changes in their environment.
Serenity, a state of mind that 12-steppers pray to be granted.
Emotional Psychologists use these words Eto describe the ability to respond calmly to unwanted events. F


For more discussion on the meanings of these words, see the Dictionary Definitions below

What is Sobriety? (Definition) | Addiction Group

What is their Common Factor?


Could they be due to an activated Parasympathetic Nervous System?

How can I activate my Parasympathetic Nervous System more often.?

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Emotional Regulation

Emotion regulation is the ability to exert control over one’s own emotional state. It may involve behaviors such as rethinking a challenging situation to reduce anger or anxiety, hiding visible signs of sadness or fear, or focusing on reasons to feel happy or calm. Emotion Regulation | Psychology Today

Emotional Sobriety

Emotional sobriety refers to the ability to deal and process feelings positively. What is Sobriety? (Definition) | Addiction Group


The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. (Wikipedia)

emotional regulation autonomic – Google Scholar

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