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  • Understanding Anger

    When we acknowledge our anger, we can begin the journey to understanding its genuine source. If your anger is intense, find a healthy way to release your anger so it doesn’t fester or control your thoughts and behavior.

  • Exploring Anger: What It Is, What It Does, and When It's Appropriate

    For different people, anger manifests itself in many different forms, at different times and because of different triggers. There is no set equation for anger, no exact variables, and no precise outcome.

  • How to stop yourself from

    By recognizing the patterns and triggers that cause us to lose our temper and by learning how to deal with those emotions in a healthier manner, we teach our children by our example to do the same.

  • VIDEO: The Nature of Anger

    Dr. Meichenbaum talks about ways of handling anger.

Anger is one of our most inherent human emotions. According to the American Psychological Association, “Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.” While it is not acceptable to act out anger, it is completely acceptable to feel it and to have angry thoughts. Either suppressing or unleashing feelings of rage can have harmful effects. Here you can learn healthy ways of dealing with anger, while exploring why you get emotionally triggered and what causes your feelings of anger.

The Role of Anger in Depression

Sigmund Freud used to refer to depression as anger turned inward. While many people may regard this as an overly simplistic approach to the most common mental health disorder in the world, there is no doubt that anger plays a ...

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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice

by Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D., Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Joyce Catlett, M.A. Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice: A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free From Imagined Limitations  offers means for dealing effectively with negative thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs ...

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Guided Imagery and the Critical Inner Voice

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon Association

Lisa Firestone, PhD and Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD discuss the broad reaching effects (including generational effects) of the critical inner voice on suicide, violence, child abuse and troubled interpersonal relationships. LISTEN TO PODCAST

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Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop It

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with domestic violence on the rise, it is an important time to face this difficult issue. This year, the nationwide Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey showed that “8 out of 10 domestic ...

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VIDEO: The Nature of Anger

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is  a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and has been voted one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the Century. As a clinician and researcher, he has treated all age groups for traumas suffered from violence, ...

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Tips for Helping Kids Handle Their Emotions

Author and humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote, “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” As parents, we all have moments when we would like to hide away, avoid ...

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How Childhood Defenses Hurt Us As Adults

As adults, we are often asked to reflect on the positive influences, role models, and experiences from our past that shaped who we are today. Just as often, in everything from college essays to job interviews, we are asked to ...

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