Anger Management is a set of tools to help us deal with anger that may be getting out of control.
What Anger does to the body
When we repress anger, we hurt ourselves. When we get angry we raise our cholesterol level, release cortisol that damages the arteries and suppresses our immune system.
Research suggests that women with breast cancer have an inability to see themselves supported by others; they are more likely to internalize feelings of anger. There is also evidence linking depression and anger to autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, some thyroid diseases and lupus erythematosus.
Over the course of time, intense episodes of resentment and /or tantrums can kill!
Executive Functions Control Anger
Angry people are at the mercy of their amygdala, the remnant of our emotional reptilian brain.
This is the part of us that can be locked in an emotional rut, flooding the body with stress hormones when we fly off the handle.
Resilient people who can manage their anger and remain optimistic despite life's ups and downs usually make rapid recoveries from stress or unfortunate events.
have learned to use the executive functions of the brain to calm down
the amygdala. They have assimilated a set of anger management tips that
can help them negotiate a way out of self-sabotaging thoughts and
feelings. They understand the
power of the brain.
Anger Control Tips
1. Recognize and accept your anger. Some people are unaware of their anger responses; their sense of hostility is so pervasive they cannot see it as anger.
Understanding how you react when angry is the critical first step to rage management.
Ask yourself these questions:
How do you express your hostility?
How do you feel physically when you are angry?
What is the cause of your tempers?
2.Understand you have a choice with anger.
You can either be angry or not be angry.
You can talk rationally about something that hurts you or you can explode irrationally.
These are all choices.
3. If you cannot talk rationally about the cause of your hostility, use these "time-out" tools:
a)count to 10 slowly
b)focus on taking deep, slow breaths
c)move to another room or go for a long walk
e)think of something wonderful--a beautiful beach, blue skies
f)do something you enjoy--a game of tennis, read.
4. Check out our Parenting Help Page for Anger Management Tips for Parents
5. Find someone impartial with whom you can talk. This can be a good friend or a therapist,if you feel you need professional guidance.
Consult Self Help Sites that often provide valuable insights into your
emotional issues. These are often a safe form of third person
engagement. Most are free as well and provide question and answer forums
that protect your anonymity. A good place to visit is
7.Consult Professional Anger Management Resource for help and guidance.
8.Check out Anger Management Programs like Total Transformation.They provide professional consultation and help for Managing the Meltdown.
9. There are Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes that can help you deal with anger as well.Professional advice can help you get quickly to the source of your emotional wounds. Often the source of these wounds is in childhood anger.
You can help your child overcome anxiety, worries, and fears.
By ending your child's battle with anxiety, his or her whole life can move quickly in a much more positive direction and change for the better. In the next few minutes, you’re going to learn how you can help your child feel more confident, secure in body and mind, and most of all, be happy again by discovering how to shatter the anxiety, nervousness, and fear that may be holding him or her back.
Check out the Anxiety-Free Child Program.
For help controlling anger in teens Click Here!
Managing anger needs time and patience. Rome was not built in a day. Tempers cannot be controlled in a week.
Persistence and patience will pay off eventually.
Disclaimer: The above information is meant only to inform and should never displace professional consultation.
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