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Strategies for Managing and Communicating Emotions

September 21, 2015 3:00 pm Published by
  1. Handling stress
  2. Using time effectively
  3. Saying what you feel
  4. Dealing with change
  5. Understanding the point of view of others
  6. Taking risks and knowing when to take them

The emotional challenges above are just some of thencountered in our day to day routines.

One of the ways to consider handling and being under stress is to stay in the moment. The way we are involved in handling it is part of the solution, and remaining present is part of handling this challenge.

Sometimes just being in the moment and looking at the big picture is the best remedy.

Personally, I feel that when I am prepared for a situation I am can put my best foot forward. This is so important and helps me be clear about what my needs and wants are. These are all tied and linked to communication.

Language is not the only way that one can express themselves.

One of the ways life is challenging is the way that we become involved in dealing with and handling changes in everyday routines. These challenges are impacted by the way we react to them emotionally.

And then the most challenging aspect of these ways to handling everything is by being clear and getting an understanding of the other person’s point of view.

This involves not only being in touch with how you feel but also being considerate and being in tune with the other person’s thoughts, feelings, wants, and desires

Finally, I am going to talk about challenges and taking risks.

I personally believe that only risks that are important are the ones that we don’t know that we can take. Taking small steps towards our goals in communication and  becoming in tune with what we want are the best ways to understand ourselves and the environment around us.




Danielle Lazzara serves as a Development Assistant in QSAC’s Development Department and as an instructor in the Self-Advocacy Training Program funded by the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund (LIUU Fund) of the Long Island Community Foundation. Danielle is a self-advocate and presents regularly at local and regional workshops and conferences on the topic of self-advocacy. She has been a member of QSAC’s Development Department since 2013 and writes regularly for onQ, QSAC’s blog.



QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.