Learn what a boundary is, and how to implement and stick to a boundary. Many anger problems are because the person does not know how to set and keep a boundary.
- One day I told my husband,…"if you don't clean up your desk,…I'm not going to cook!"…Well, he's still messy, and I'm still cooking.…I set a boundary, he crossed the boundary,…I failed to enforce the boundary,…and I'm the one who's angry.…Anger is often a sign that a boundary has been crossed.…So let's talk about what a boundary is,…why your boundaries aren't working,…and how to make boundaries stick.…So what is a boundary?…A boundary is a line in the sand where you control…the consequences.…
You tell your employees,…if you steal from the company, you'll be fired.…You tell your teenagers, if you abuse curfew,…I will take away your phone.…You tell your friend, I will no longer answer the door…when you stop by unannounced.…You tell them 1,000 times, but nothing works.…That means you allowed the unwanted behavior 999 times!…You didn't fire the thief,…you let the kids keep their phones,…and you kept answering the door,…or, like me, you kept cooking.…Here's why your boundaries aren't working.…
Number one, lack of enforcement.…
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- Identify the most common myths about anger.
- Explore the differences between suppressing anger and using calming techniques to gain control.
- Recall what happens when you get triggered and use a formula to understand your triggers.
- Recognize unwanted behaviors and explore how to replace with desired behaviors.
- Identify three components of responsible language as a tool for managing anger.
- Explore a three step process to build the space needed to respond to anger appropriately instead of reacting.