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A mind-body approach to anger management
Bernard Golden, Ph.D.
This statement is often a response to an anger-arousing event. It originates from feelings and thoughts linked to past hurt and only intensifies current anger.
Attention is truly our most valuable resource. It is essential for assertively creating a meaningful life and for choosing healthy anger over destructive anger.
Displacing disavowed anger has a powerfully negative ripple effect, not only on our relationships but often on the relationships of our targets.
Suppression of anger can sometimes be constructive—but when routinely practiced, it diminishes connection with others and ourselves.
Frustration is distinct from anger and may not always lead to anger. Boosting your frustration tolerance enhances resilience to life's challenges and inhibits anger arousal.
While we may experience a variety of feelings during the pandemic, all of us are facing loss. This can be especially challenging when we are prone to anger arousal.
Anger and anxiety are often reactions to the challenges in our daily lives. However, by recognizing their interaction, we can enhance our resilience for facing such challenges.
Anger is one way we may protect ourselves from feeling shame in our most significant loving relationship.
Do you react to rather than respond to your anger? Cultivating psychological flexibility offers you a more constructive way of responding to this highly charged emotion.
Your envy tells you more about you than it does about the target of you envy. Gain an understanding of envy and distinguish between benign and destructive anger.
Learn to identify specific ways in which an insecure attachment style can leave you prone to anger.
While time-out has been used by parents for many years, it can have many unexpected negative impact-unless it follows the guidelines offered in a recent study.
We need to once again cultivate a capacity to compromise—as one major strategy for conflict resolution. It is not
hyperbolic to suggest that our survival depends on it.
Many of us are held hostage by our past—some by our future—and others with the present. However, our capacity to flexibly envision our future can enrich living in the present.
Without being aware of it, the need to please can arouse the very conflict we may be trying so hard to avoid.
Parents and mental health providers too often overlook the negative impact of sibling bullying. It needs to be recognized and addressed.
How does viewing your partner or yourself as a parent diminish your relationship? Recognizing this tendency can help you to be more fully present with your partner and yourself.
Could denied anger be contributing to your emotional discomfort? You may have a problem with anger even if you never become aggressive.
You may intuitively sense that anger can disrupt you sleep. Now, expanding research indicates that a sleep deficit fosters anger and irritability.
A look at some of the distinctions between mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy and how they can complement each other.
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?
Bernard Golden, Ph.D., is the founder of Anger Management Education and author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work.