In my last post, we discussed the importance of knowing your anger triggers. Many triggers can cause us to respond with intense anger, which can be extremely destructive to our relationships. What about the person who learned responses of anger as a part of the core beliefs of his or her family?
My last few posts have discussed ways to deal with anger using “after-the-fact” anger strategies, when an episode of anger has already occurred. But what are triggers that prompt an episode of anger?
When you are confronted with a situation involving anger, it is important to apply a strategic plan for your response. We have been considering the idea of ACEing anger. Assessing, then making Choices, and the last and most important part of dealing with anger, Executing your choices.