Anger is a natural reaction to any event that is different than we anticipate or desire. Unfortunately, when not properly managed, anger can push us to act in ways that harm and/or distress others. It is impossible to keep anger from occurring. However, there are skills you can learn to limit anger’s intensity, shorten its duration, and manage how you respond.
- Learn the relationship between the emotional and thinking aspects of your mind.
- Understand the impact anger has on attention, bodily reactions, and behavior.
- Recognize how your thoughts and behavior both intensify and prolong anger.
- Develop skills for altering your thoughts and behavior to better manage anger.
- Learn how to experience and respond to anger rather than react to it.