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Reacting Vs Responding: When it comes to the context of human interactions, communication and relationships, reacting and responding are mistakenly used as synonyms – when really they are different. Scenario: Think about it, when your boss sends you an email that rubs you the wrong way, or when you receive a text that offends you,…
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February 8, 2017 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

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

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

Anger Management 818 team at the Sherman Oaks Street Fair

The Sherman Oaks Street Fair was Sunday October 16, 2011 and Anger Management 818 had a booth at the event. We handed out promotional items and information on healthy ways to handle anger. We also had games for parents and children to play. This event attracted over 80,000 people from the San Fernando Valley and…
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October 27, 2011 0

Anger Management 818 at the Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market

Anger Management 818 is proud to announce its participation in the Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market. Our team had a booth at the market in June and September and plans to be there again on Saturday December 17. The Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market is every Saturday from 8am-1pm at the 101 Freeway and Sepulveda. http://members.shermanoakschamber.org/Events/details/sherman-oaks-community-farmers-market-12-17-2011


October 27, 2011 0

Three Key Thoughts that can Defuse Anger Quickly

Sometimes it is hard to remember all the tips and remedies for defusing anger. When you experience a situation with someone that results in feeling upset, the following three principles are basic to dispelling and/or preventing anger from arising. 1. Think: This situation is not meant personally against me. This person is having a bad…
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October 7, 2011 1

Why Guilt is Good…

Some feelings tend to be disturbing, uncomfortable, torturous, and downright painful. So painful that we often cover these feelings up with depression, or anger, or anything else that will help to cover up or ignore what we’re truly feeling. We might even stop to wonder why we even have these feelings in the first place…
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