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A mind-body approach to anger management
Bernard Golden, Ph.D.
Cultivating positive emotions can impact the capacity to identify alternative responses to anger.
What are the similarities, differences, and interactions between fear and anger? Boost your emotional intelligence as you find the answers.
What does it mean to "face our truth?" What makes it so challenging? And what are the benefits when we cultivate the courage to do so?
Self-directed anger can be considered a "moral emotion" that prompts us to reflect on our values and morals. However, self-forgiveness is a compassionate response when it is toxic.
Messages barrage us regarding how perfect we need to be to have financial success, social acceptance, and even love. But how helpful is it to embrace this message?
Anger is often associated with depression. Knowing the nature of this association can be extremely meaningful for your emotional well-being.
Looking for some quick and easy ways to tame your anger?
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.
Bernard Golden, Ph.D., is the founder of Anger Management Education and author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work.