PTSD Recovery Tip: Anger Management is Key

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Think back to the last time you got really, really angry. How did you feel afterward? For most of us, the feeling of regret, shame, grief and embarrassment is keen as we rage and then have to clean up the mess afterward.

How would it change things if you could better control that anger process?

The truth is, with a simple process you can develop the muscle to muscle down that angry feeling.

For one more moment, think back to the last time you got angry.

Step One: Notice Your Body Sensations — This is your alarm system. It’s letting you know what’s coming: Pay attention to it!

Step Two: Make a list of alternative actions – As you think back to that moment, what could you have done differently so that you spared the person you raged at?

Step Three: Write it out – Based on your answer to Step One and Two, write out a plan for how to recognize and manage future anger.

 
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