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.
To recap, we have been discussing dealing with anger. I have used the acronym ACE to describe the process of dealing with anger, whether your anger or the anger you and someone else may be experiencing. The first component of ACE is to Assess the angry situation. The “C” stands for the Choices you may select […]
In my last two posts I have discussed the CHOICES open to you when you are angry or when someone is angry at you. These choices are part of the ACEing process that you need to do when you are dealing with anger. What do you choose when you are angry with each other?
I have been blogging about the acronym ACE for dealing with anger. Specifically, we have been discussing the CHOICES that are essential to make after we have ASSESSED (“A”) an angry situation. Most of the time, you will be attempting to deal with your own anger. But what if you are the target of anger? When that occurs, it is […]
In my last post we talked about the acronym ACE for dealing with anger. The first component of ACEing anger was Assessing. The “C” stands for Choosing. If a person decides that he or she is in a Personal Danger Zone, meaning that there is a clear sense of ensuing loss of control, becoming enraged, or […]
We have discussed some neurological factors that contribute to anger, but what are some possible ways to deal with anger?
In my last post, I talked about how the brain functions when we become angry. Before I begin providing strategies for dealing with angry emotions, I should tell you the benefits of knowing this information because, generally, this knowledge can be used to prepare, prevent and recover from amygdala hijackings (intense anger episodes–see previous post).