When you're highly sensitive and someone says or does something hurtful, you feel a rush of emotions like a wave has cracked over your head. If you want to keep yourself from drowning in your emotions, you must learn to relax and stop fighting them.
By identifying what provokes you, learning to recognize when anger is on its way, and restraining yourself from impulsively responding to every perceived threat, you can save your relationships from destructive reactions.
At one time, your beliefs protected you and helped you navigate your life. But as an adult, believing you can't express your anger or that winning is all that matters - doesn't help you anymore. It limits you.
In her newest book "Mindful Anger: A Pathway To Emotional Freedom," Dr. Andrea Brandt takes a refreshing new approach to handling anger. She urges readers to practice "mindfulness" -- the act of deliberately allowing physical sensations and emotions to surface, so they can be examined and released in a productive way. By incorporating mindfulness techniques in daily routines, readers will be able to process anger before it becomes unhealthy.