An emotional trigger is a vulnerability in a person to any stimulus which 'initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions' while a trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. In various sessions with practitioners, at times I experienced release of emotions stored in tense muscles. However, the issues returned without resolution. The self work I do now goes to the root of the issues in a self-empowered and self-responsible way and makes real, lasting, and evolutionary changes.
Numerous techniques have been developed to address human thoughts and emotions, including clinical therapies, meditation, bio-feedback, psycho-tropics, past life regression, shamanism, hypnotism, isolation tanks and other methods of sensory deprivation, sound and scent healing, emotional intelligence and emotional freedom techniques and a plethora of mind control methods. I have tested all of these and found that while most have helpful elements, none are complete or self-empowering.
Some psychologist authors suggest identifying your triggers, which sounds good. However, I have found that analyzing and over-thinking are not needed and only block or delay an experiential change. All that is really needed is to know when I am out of balance or not in peace, and to make choices that bring me back to my highest order.
Distracting the trigger-happy aspect of myself with 'higher vibes' such as burning incense, playing suitable music, chanting or just being silly, can settle the trigger-reaction. If my body chemistry becomes engaged with the trigger, I am lost. When I catch the trigger as it occurs, breathe it through, don't engage with it or identify with it, and make conscious choices, I am free.
Merge with the moment, whatever it is, and no stimuli has power to trigger you and freeze your soul.