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					Anger
                 Anger
 A completely normal, usually healthy,
  human emotion.
                    However
 Potentially a dangerous emotion, which
  can tell us a lot about ourselves.
    There are lots of words to describe
                  anger.

   What are some of the words you use to
    express the range of your angry feelings?
Physiological and Biological Changes
Physiological and Biological Changes
 “Fight or flight” recation (a natural,
  adaptive response to threat):
 Increase in blood pressure and heart rate
 Increase in energy hormones
           Triggers of Anger
                     External
 Specific person (co-workers or supervisor)
 Event (traffic jam, canceled concert or
  flight, talking trash about your family, etc)
 There are lots of words to describe
               anger.
                  Internal
 Worrying about personal problems
 Memories of traumatic events
       Dealing With My Anger
 Express it
 Suppress it
 Clam yourself
     Victim’s Practical Exercise
 List three things you might reasonably
  want to do but can’t (omit the ridiculous).
 List three things you don’t want to do but
  have to do anyway.
 List two things you need.
       Cognitive Restructuring
    (Changing “Stinking Thinking”)
 Anger exaggerates “ain’t it awful”
  thinking.
 Avoid “never” and “always”
 Logic defeats anger
 Focus on the REAL problem
                    Anger
                       Anger



  fear                    Unappreciated         Frustration



Rejection                     Hurt            Disappointment



            Humiliation               Embarrassment
    Ideas to Make You Disturbed
 I must be loved by practically every
  significant person in my life-and if I’m not,
  it’s awful!
 I must not make errors or do poorly, and
  if I do, it’s terrible.
 People and events should always be the
  way I want them to be.
      Ideas to Help You Function
              Effectively
 It’s definitely nice to have people’s love
  and approval – but even without it, I can
  still accept and enjoy myself.
 Doing things well is satisfying – but it’s
  human to make mistakes.
 People are going to act the way THEY
  want – not the way I want.
           Some Other Tips
 Don’t take yourself to seriously. Not every
  disappointment is a tragdey.
 Change your environment.
 Timing is important.
 Avoid anger triggers.
 Find alternatives to anger-provoking
  events

				
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