If It’s Hysterical, It’s Historical


By Michael Arrington MS, MFT

Doctoral Candidate 

πŸ”πŸ’­ Unlocking the Past: "If It's Hysterical, It's Historical" πŸ—️🌟


Have you ever found yourself experiencing strong emotional reactions seemingly out of the blue? The saying, "If it's hysterical, it's historical," sheds light on this intriguing phenomenon – offering a deeper understanding of our emotional triggers and their roots in our personal history. πŸŒ³πŸ§ 


This insightful phrase suggests that intense emotional responses in the present could be connected to historical events from our past. Unresolved experiences or traumas may unknowingly influence our reactions to current situations, shaping how we perceive and interpret them. πŸŽ­πŸ’‘


As professionals and individuals, acknowledging this concept can profoundly impact our interactions and decision-making processes. By exploring our emotional triggers and delving into our historical experiences, we can gain invaluable insights into our thought patterns and behaviors. πŸš€πŸ”


Moreover, recognizing the link between our past and present emotions empowers us to foster personal growth and emotional resilience. It allows us to heal old wounds and develop healthier responses to life's challenges, both personally and professionally. πŸ’ͺπŸ’•


In our pursuit of success and self-awareness, let's embrace the wisdom of "If it's hysterical, it's historical." Let's explore the hidden connections between our past experiences and present emotions, as we strive to build a more fulfilling and purposeful future. πŸŒˆ✨


#EmotionalIntelligence #SelfAwareness #PersonalGrowth #Psychology #EmotionalTriggers #HistoricalConnections #ProfessionalDevelopment #Wisdom #SelfDiscovery #Empowerment

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Michaels contributions have led to student successes. As of 2021 he has taken 112 high school students who lack of motivation, focus and credits to graduate, to incentivized and goal orientated students able to reach their academic potential. These 112 students are all set to graduate in the class of 2022. Eighty-one of the 112 students will be enrolled in community college and 4 directly to universities this fall. He also remains active in professional associations, frequently presenting research at the American Educational Research Association and the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. Michael also helped create a mental health unit for youth who were incarcerated in juvenile hall. This unit was designed to provide treatment to youth incarcerated that suffer from mental health issues, trauma, or suicidal ideations.