No! You really can't control this one!
You can try to see these hits coming.
You can avoid certain people and situations.
You can make an effort not to fall into quicksand and sand traps…
But staying 100% out of the way of all emotional ambushes?
No way! Not at all possible.
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN YOU GET ZAPPED WITH THAT EMOTIONAL STUN GUN?
Be kind to yourself!
You just got zapped. It happens.
Don't compound it by self-scolding! That means don't fault yourself for someone else's bad behavior!
Do you need to push back and let the other person know how you feel about what they did?
NO. Not unless it feels safe!
However, if you are left with anger you do need to do something to release it - whether you include the other person or not.