Have you ever felt overwhelming emotion over something that wasn’t a big deal? For example, if raising your hand and not getting called on inspires feelings of rage, then your reaction is an indicator that you are being triggered about something old, from your past. If children are not safe to express their feelings during or after trauma, abuse or neglect, those feelings can stay inside for the rest of one’s life, often leaking out during events that feel similar. If you find yourself having a “hysterical” reaction, take the time to look within and discover where in your history this type of emotion first occurred. Chances are there is some healing needing to happen from a much earlier period in your life.