Why do some people suppress anger? In this video, Marlene Chism explores why we suppress anger and how to calm anger instead of suppressing it. She also provides three calming techniques.
- You can't hide from your anger,…you have to face it.…If facing it sounds difficult to you…you'll be tempted to suppress it.…But suppressing anger leaves anger unprocessed…and unprocessed anger always leaks out one way or another.…So let's dig a little deeper to understand suppression,…then we'll discuss the benefits of using calming…instead of suppression.…And finally, we'll explore three calming techniques…to help you take charge.…Suppression is a coping technique…many of us use to avoid the feelings of anger…or even deny its existence.…
And here's why, anger brings us face to face…with our darker side.…Anger often includes intense feelings of hostility,…resentment, and rage.…These emotions provoke negative thoughts.…You might imagine telling off your boss…who's treated you unfairly,…or you fantasize about paying back…a coworker who undermined you,…or you seek revenge over someone…who embarrassed you in public.…Since we don't like these thoughts and feelings…we deny their existence.…We pretend everything is okay, even when it isn't.…
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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.