What if it isn't your trigger that causes you to react; but your thoughts cause you to react?
A trigger is a cause specific to you.
Let's take chocolate cake. It's your absolute favorite. You are going out to lunch with a bunch of girlfriends and you've told yourself that you are NOT eating dessert because you eating healthy and losing weight! Everything is going great, awesome conversation, delicious food...then the dessert cart comes.
You eye that chocolate cake you can taste that rich chocolate melting in your mouth. You want that chocolate cake. The cake is your "trigger." But what makes you really want that cake is how you are thinking about it. You are thinking of how delicious it is and all the fun memories you've had surrounding chocolate cake.
Now, what if you think about a cockroach that just over that delicious, mouth-watering chocolate cake? Do you still want it?
You changed your thoughts about the trigger and all of a sudden it doesn't sound so awesome anymore.
Think of one of your triggers. What do you currently think about it? What can you change about your thoughts? Most likely you can't change the trigger, for most of you your trigger will be there unless you go to great lengths to avoid it; but you can change your thoughts around it.