Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tips, tools, and solutions to manage your anger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~Buddha

At some point in an individuals life, he or she may experience a natural emotion called anger. Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure aroused by a wrong. So, its normal and okay to have this feeling. The most important component is how an individual manages his or her anger.

Here are some useful tips to manage the "anger" emotion:
1. Relaxation Techniques

  • Take deep breaths.

  • Count to ten.

  • Visualize your "happy" place.
2. Self-talk

  • Say to yourself, "Just calm down, is this really worth getting angry over?" "I'm in control of the situation." "It's perfectly okay for me to walk away right now."
3. Rational Thinking

  • Increase insight regarding which battles are worth fighting. Some individuals say "pick and chose your battles wisely. "

  • Think in terms of "cooperation" not "demanding."
4. Behavioral Techniques

  • Psychical activity.

  • Talk about it with someone you trust.

  • Practice using "I -statements." This is also called assertiveness.

  • Walk away.

  • Use thought blocking techniques.

  • Distract yourself.
At Provide 4 Inc, our professional counselors can help you manage and learn ways to cope with your anger. Give us a call at 954-800-0108.

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