Author: adminAM818

Rational Thoughts, Here We Come!

MARCH: THE MONTH OF CHANGE “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Victor Frankl Many people who choose anger management are inevitably seeking some sort of change. Something needs to be different, they feel. But what is it that truly needs to change? It’s…
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March 7, 2013 0

The Power of Taking Responsibility

FEBRUARY: THE MONTH OF LOVE “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” —John C. Maxwell It is very easy to blame others for things that happen in our lives that we don’t like. Children are masters at blaming…
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February 28, 2013 0

Stress Management is the Best Prevention

FEBRUARY: THE MONTH OF LOVE “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”
~Sylvia Plath Many people who struggle with anger often want to know how to deal with this powerful emotion, especially in moments when their anger is at its worst. They want…
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February 19, 2013 0

Forgiveness Leads to Love

FEBRUARY: THE MONTH OF LOVE “Don’t hold onto anger, hurt, or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” — Unknown Considering the fact that this month is February, the month of love, I couldn’t think of a better time than now to discuss how to deepen in the love that you feel…
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February 13, 2013 0

Being Your Own Partner

FEBRUARY: THE MONTH OF LOVE “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.” —Buddha The month of February may bring up many emotions for people. After all, it is the month that contains that either beloved…
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February 5, 2013 2

Journaling Through Anger: Part 2

In last week’s blog, we discussed one method of journaling through anger, a method referred to as “morning pages” by Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way. For this week, we will focus on a second method of journaling, which involves writing with your non-dominant hand (the hand with which you rarely write). This method…
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January 22, 2013 0

Journaling Through Anger: Part 1

People talk a lot these days about the benefits of journaling. They say that journaling can be highly effective for helping people process their emotions. Seems easy enough, right? Well, simply writing your feelings down on paper can be effective, but to get the most out of the journaling experience, consider experimenting with different methods.…
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January 15, 2013 2

What Rock Climbing Can Teach about Managing Fear and Stress

Imagine yourself hiking along a meandering dirt path with a friend on a breezy day, enjoying casual conversation as well as the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the wind upon your skin. In the midst of your serenity, your eyes briefly dart upward and ahead, and (gulp) that’s when you see it:…
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January 8, 2013 0

Spiritual Opportunities of Anger and Upset

“Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.” —Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Anger Many of us believe that anger is a bad thing. We’re told various messages about the negative aspects of anger, such as: “Let go of your anger. Just move on.” “Your anger will only end up hurting you.” “Anger is…
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January 1, 2013 0

You! Yes you! Are you sure that you are not a 3′ tall green space alien?

Sometimes, when working with clients who are dealing with co-dependency, low self-esteem, or anger management issues, I have used an illustration that seems to be an effective part of their treatment. I ask the client if they know what schizophrenia is, and if they have ever seen a person suffering from this illness. If the…
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April 16, 2012 1