To master your anger, you must learn to master your emotional state. Learn the ABCs of mood control. Notice where you put your attention. Become aware of your body language. And listen to your communication.
- Have you noticed when you're in a bad mood…it's easy to get seduced by anger?…And when you're in a good mood,…it's easier to stay in control?…Moods are really just emotional states.…When you are able to master your emotional states,…you begin to master your anger.…Let's talk about the ABCs of mood control.…Attention, body, and communication.…Where you put your attention is where…you put your energy.…The key here is to notice where you put your attention.…
Are you paying attention to the problem,…or to the solution?…Paying attention to how someone did you wrong,…or what you can do to make things right?…Are you paying attention to your lack…or your abundance?…You get the picture, so here's your exercise.…The next time you're in a bad mood,…ask yourself honestly, what am I paying attention to?…Shift your attention to your choices…to what's right and to your abundance…instead of what's wrong and to your lack.…Now let's talk about your body.…
Your body language and your behavior…is a mirror reflection of what's going on inside.…
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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.