Category: Stress Management

Can Anger Be Controlled?

Anger cannot be controlled but our response to anger is in our control. Anger is an automatic response of the nervous system. When it feels threatened the brain floods the body with stress hormones prompting the body’s fight or flight response. It is extremely important to pause and reflect on your anger and the desired…
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January 21, 2015 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

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

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

Thought Triggers to Anger

Our thought patterns play a pertinent role with our feelings. Here are some triggering thoughts to anger. If you recognize some of them for yourself, it would be useful to contact an anger management counselor to help you.


September 1, 2011 1

FOCUSING AS A PROCESS FOR ANGER RESOLUTION

Written by: Judith Morton Fraser MFT “I’ve started to notice how I make relentless judgments about people whom I don’t even know.” Phyllis said as she sat on the sofa in my office. “I want to slap the Gelson’s cashier for calling me sweetie. If the man upstairs doesn’t stop tap dancing on my ceiling…
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May 14, 2011 9

16 Ways to Reduce Stress

According to the American Psychological Association, stress in America is on the rise. In 2010, 73% of parents surveyed reported family “responsibilities” to be the number one reason for stress in their lives. Thirty-two percent of parents reported their individual stress to be extreme and rated their stress level an eight on a scale of…
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March 28, 2011 14