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A mind-body approach to anger management
Bernard Golden, Ph.D.
Almost all of us are at times self-critical. It is a much more serious concern, to mind and body, when it reflects and contributes to self-directed anger.
Without self-reflection we may become hostage to our immediate feelings, making choices that do not reflect what we truly find meaningful.
Blaming others for how we manage our anger may feel good in the short-term—but it is powerfully disempowering overall.
Both nature and nurture influence our tendency for anger. Your attitudes regarding these influences can
also determine your commitment to cultivate practices in healthy anger.
While anger can empower us in constructive ways, chronic anger reflects a loss of power in the long-term.
What is the real impact of using physical punishment for discipline? And, why more compassionate approaches should be practiced.
The challenges female attorneys face in the courts form a microcosm of our attitudes toward female anger expression.
When might your competitive drive be fueled by the anger and shame associated with social comparison? And, how can you cultivate healthier competition?
While men are prone to act on their anger, woman tend to renounce it. What are some of the specific challenges women face in dealing with anger?
How can you best respond when your partner's anger is escalating?
Have you noticed the display of healthy anger that just occurred this weekend?
Do you harbor unrealistic expectations in your intimate relationship? Recognizing them can open you to
a more meaningful and rewarding relationship.
Still having trouble letting go of anger? Doing so may require you to go deeper.
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How often is your anger a go-to reaction to discomfort with underlying self-doubt? Distinguish between destructive and positive self-doubt to help you curtail anger arousal.
Being mindful to be an empathic parent can be extremely challenging. Doing so can powerfully impact how you and your child manage anger.
How you can reduce being prone to anger at home, in your relationship or in your daily life? Being a witness to your past pain is essential for meeting this challenge.
Looking for strategies to help curb your anger arousal? Try practicing B.E.A.R.
Cultivate your capacity to be mindful and you enhance your ability to respond to rather than react to anger.
What fables might you tell yourself that increase your vulnerability to anger? Recognizing them and cultivating more realistic narratives is a potent pathway for healthy anger.
Can you distinguish feeling controlled from being controlled? Making this distinction can reduce your vulnverability to anger.
Is it helpful to engage in destruction in order to manage our anger?
How might toxic shame play a role in your anger?
One belief that may heighten destructive anger and an often neglected approach to move past it.
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Bernard Golden, Ph.D., is the founder of Anger Management Education and author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work.