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March 2010

  • Sun, 03/28/2010 at 3:01pm

    Managing Your Anger, Your Way

    Anger is ok.It is our Anger Style – how we choose to manage our anger that can be a problem. Though there is reason why we may stuff or even increase our anger, these anger styles (stuffing & escalating) are not productive ways to handle anger. Managing anger and using it in positive ways can be tough but also rewarding.

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  • Sun, 03/21/2010 at 5:01pm

    Anger is a powerful emotion that can shape our relationships. Our experiences with anger may leave us seeing it as being positive or negative and shape our use of it. However anger is neutral. Anger is ok. It is how we use and respond to anger that can be positive or negative. For many the response to anger may be negative more times than not. "Stuffing" and "Escalating" are two common anger styles.

    Is stuffing your anger style?

    Do you tend to avoid direct confrontation?

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  • Mon, 03/8/2010 at 8:41am

    Managing the Anger Spectrum

    Anger can bring about extremes in people – sometimes we become overwhelmed, turning into a raging hulk or sometimes we avoid anger and push our feelings away. Where you fall on the anger spectrum – overwhelmed by anger vs. avoid/deny anger – may depend on how your family managed anger. Take a moment and think about what happened when you were growing up and someone got angry…

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  • Mon, 03/1/2010 at 2:46pm

    Diaphragmatic Breathing to Reduce Stress

    Any of the following issues: anxiety, stress (physical, mental, or emotional), difficulty sleeping or racing thoughts, can put a strain on your way of life if they are experienced in high doses. Though medication may be advisable, there is another tool that has the potential to provide relief, and is much less expensive – your breath.

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