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How to Use Imagery as an Anger Management Technique

There are many parallels between anger management and pain management. Anger and pain can both be intense, chronic experiences — and you can easily find yourself ruminating about both. [more…]

How to Use Patience as an Anger Management Technique

The good news for your anger management efforts is that emotions are by their very nature transient experiences. Each episode of anger has a beginning point [more…]

How to Use Tolerance as an Anger Management Technique

Anger is the emotion of intolerance that can be managed through practicing tolerance. Intolerance means you don’t accept another person’s viewpoint or behavior. Anger says that you think you’re right and [more…]

How to Manage Your Anger through Changing Your Perspective

Humans are the only known animals who have a choice about how they view the world. You can choose to manage your anger or let your anger manage you. Not only do you have choices about how you respond to [more…]

How to Manage Your Anger by Accepting Life for What It Is

Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if everything in your world was the way you thought it should be? Managing your anger would be so much easier – you wouldn’t get angry, if: [more…]

Why Hiding Emotions Isn’t Healthy for Anger Management

Emotions are, by their very nature, meant to be brief, transient experiences. Typically, your anger management techniques can use the fact that they come and go throughout the day — moving you in various [more…]

12 Steps to Using Anger Constructively

Through appropriate anger management techniques, you can use your anger as a motivator to make positive changes around you. Constructive anger involves these two things: [more…]

How to Choose to Forgive in Order to Relieve Your Anger

As the old saying goes, “Timing is everything.” Conditions need to be right before you can expect to begin to relieve your anger through forgiveness. [more…]

How to Distinguish Stress from Strain in Anger Management

Stress is a normal part of daily life. It doesn’t have to lead to anger. Stress is what fuels that built-in fight-or-flight response that you have for help in defending yourself against things — people [more…]

How to Stay Away from Stress Carriers to Help Control Your Anger

Some people are stress carriers and can bring stress into a situation and induce anger. Do you know someone who, when he walks into the room, seems to disrupt everything around him? Before that person [more…]

How to Avoid Anger through a Positive Outlook

Psychologist Salvadore Maddi made a career studying people who he described as having a hardy personality. These people were much less likely to experience anger. According to Maddi, hardiness was an amalgam [more…]

How to Transform Catastrophes into Challenges to Create Wellness

Life is forever changing. Sometimes these changes are in your favor; other times they’re not. Either way, they’re stressful. Do these situations lead to anger? Well, what matters is whether you see these [more…]

How to Create Wellness through Small Positive Experiences

While minor irritants (hassles) can harm both your temperament and your health, creating anger, what about the flip side of that stress-illness relationship? Just as you encounter all kinds of small stresses [more…]

How to Create Healthy Pleasure for Anger Management

Humans are creatures who constantly need and seek pleasure. Without a sufficient amount of joy and pleasure in our lives, we end up feeling angry, irritable, moody, tense, and, worst of all, dull. Seeking [more…]

How Sleep Aids Wellness and Anger Management

Contrary to what you may have always thought, sleep is not a waste of time. It can protect your mental health and aid your anger management efforts. Sleep is an essential tool in the human nervous system’s [more…]

How to Determine a Healthy Amount of Sleep

Poor and inadequate sleep increases irritability, which is a crucible for impending anger. The amount of sleep you need to protect your health depends in large part on how old you are. In general, younger [more…]

Five Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

Improving the quality of your sleep is one area where you can definitely make a difference, reducing your tendency to get angry. Rather than continuing to be a victim of poor sleep begin practicing some [more…]

How to Manage Anger through a Higher Power

Support is essential to human survival, including efforts at anger management. And for most of us, that support comes from other human beings with whom we’re closely connected — your spouse, family members [more…]

How to Manage Anger through Humility

Developing a sense of humility is yet another antidote to toxic anger. It is also a great way to interact with those around you. Being humble is the opposite of [more…]

How to Use Laughter to Reduce Your Susceptibility to Anger

Laughter is (literally) a painkiller. It can kill both physical and emotional pain, reducing the likelihood that certain situations will make you angry. Studies comparing some type of neutral distraction [more…]

How to the Company of Optimists Can Reduce Your Anger

There is a direct link between your attitude about life and your mood. Optimists tend to be more positive and less prone to anger than pessimists. Pessimists are always expecting things not to turn out [more…]

How to Find the Good in the Bad to Help with Anger Management

Psychologists have a new name for finding something good in a bad situation — it’s called benefit-finding.Anger management attempts can be aided through the practice of benefit-finding. [more…]

What to Do When You Might Be Clinically Depressed

Mood becomes a problem, disrupting your anger management efforts, when it is negative, when it persists, and when it is severe enough to adversely affect your life. All three elements must be present. [more…]

How to Calculate Your Positivity Ratio to Manage Anger through a Positive Mood

Have you ever noticed how some people always seem to be in a good mood (or who always seem angry), no matter what’s going on in their lives? For years, psychologists really haven’t understood those people [more…]

How to Go with the Flow to Enhance Anger Management

Do you ever get so involved in something that nothing else seems to matter and you lose track of time? This is the question that Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of psychology at the University of [more…]

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