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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

Anger Management is Sometimes as Simple As Assertiveness Training

Written By: Michael Hecht, MFT A few hints which may make it easier for someone to manage their anger because it is often not about anger so much as simply being assertive in one’s relationships. I recently had a client who complained that she had difficulty controlling herself from getting into altercations or heated arguments…
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March 22, 2012 1

Anger Management 818 Accomplishments for 2011

So often we focus on what’s next on the agenda. This year, Anger Mangagement 818 has decided to review all the accomplishments we have achieved as a company during the year of 2011. Looking back, it seems we have accomplished many important tasks. Anger Management 818 is open to feedback from our community.


February 11, 2012 0

Managing Stress Through the Holidays

The holidays can be fun, yet very stressful. For many, spending time with the family is a joyous occasion. However, for some it can be very stressful and conflicting. There are many contributing factors to stress during the holidays. These include: financial stressors, choosing the right gift, familial stressors, increases in alcohol and drug use,…
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December 14, 2011 1

When Making A Decision Is Difficult

Making decisions are challenging. You don’t know whether the decision you make will result in a satisfactory outcome. Or maybe, you are concerned with regretting the decision you make today. Making decisions are stressful at times, thus, as part of stress management, it’s important to look at not only what get’s in the way of making decisions, but to review some strategies and some helpful tips to aid with the process of important decisions.


December 13, 2011 0

Managing Your Stress Through the Holiday Season

Managing stress through the holiday season with 16 helpful tips.


December 7, 2011 1

There is No Reality, Only Perception

“There is no reality—only perception.” Jay McGraw in Life Strategies for Teens “You don’t react to what happens to you (in this instance, someone saying “hi”), but you react to your interpretation of what happens to you (in this instance, how you interpret what that “hi” means). How you see and interpret certain events is…
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November 21, 2011 0

Anger Management 818 team at the North Hollywood Taco Cook Off

Anger Management 818 participated in the North Hollywood Taco Cook Off on Saturday September 24, 2011. Our team had a booth at the event and handed out tips and information sheets on ways to handle anger. The information was received well by the community and our team enjoyed being at the event. http://www.nohofoodtruckfest.com/


October 27, 2011 1