(First, a note from me. You will NOT get over a trigger for a long time. I don’t mean to sound harsh though. A trigger is an emotional wound that hasn’t healed. Whenever you get triggered you re-open it. It will take some time and a lot of will-power to heal it. But trust me, you’ll get there.)
here’s something I took from this website
1. Be aware of your emotional triggers. Pay attention to what leads to your emotional flooding or discomfort. Knowledge of your triggers helps you prepare or even to avoid triggering situations.
2. Take unnecessary triggers out of your life. Don’t watch the news or other television shows that create emotional pain for you.
3. Consider letting your friends know that you are emotionally sensitive. Gently let them know when you would prefer to change the subject or if there are topics you’d rather not discuss. They may need to be reminded even if they know you well and it’s unlikely they would know all your emotional triggers.
4. Use imagery to protect yourself. For example, imagine yourself covered in a Teflon shield. All the information that is upsetting and not important to live your life just flows off the shield down into a metal pipe and into the ocean.
5. Consider carefully the people you choose to be around you.
6. Remember to engage your rational brain. Sometimes people who are emotionally sensitive can react primarily from their emotions. Making a point to step back and think as well as feel can be helpful in deciding to not get involved in a situation that could be damaging.
7. Schedule time to self-soothe and relax. Find ways to give yourself vacations from stress. Reading a magazine and sipping hot tea, getting a massage, or having a bubble bath are some ways to consider soothing yourself.
(I might make a post about possible skills later. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.)