So... being triggered is, by definition, an overreaction. Like seeing a carrot and diving across the table to kill the person with the carrot. The reaction? Makes NO sense in context of what’s actually happening. It’s just a carrot. Held by someone who only wants a carrot. But we’re responding as if the person with the carrot is someone else, at some other time and place. As if -clearly- first a carrot, then a backhand across the face followed by being strangled and beaten. For an unrelated matter, or maybe the carrot wasn’t cooked right. Who knows. For whatever reason TheBrain has decided that a carrot means fight-or-flight, kill-or-be-killed, REDALERT!Can you clarify?
Removed the triggered reaction? Is there anything else going on?
Sometimes there is. Sometimes it’s a really serious issue at hand. Or middling. Or minor. But there’s something else going on. In addition to being triggered.
Sometimes there was just a well meaning person trying to eat their veggies.
If you remove the overreaction ... what else is/was going on that needs -or wants- addressing?