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A curated collection of Books, Videos, Articles and more to educate consumers, caregivers and professionals about Complex Trauma.

Affect Regulation

Often used interchangeably with the construct of emotion regulation, this term more accurately refers to a person’s capacity to adjust the intensity of their energy and emotions. The ability to increase or decrease physiological arousal enables a person to remain within a range that is conducive to daily functioning, or to make more pronounced shifts in energy level in response to situational demands. Exposure to complex trauma often undermines this capacity; bolstering it is a primary focus of complex trauma intervention.