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Anger Mangagement and the Mayo Clinic hints

Reference #: 860
Submit Date: 14 Oct 2006
Browse Category: anger management
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Country of Remedy: USA
Remedy Source: McClatchy Newspapers and Mayo Clinic
More Links about this Remedy: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anger-management/MH00075
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Source: McClatchy Newspapers



Links: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anger-management/MH00075





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Take a time-out to control your anger





Anger is a normal human emotion. But sometimes it

can boil over at inopportune or inappropriate moments.



If angry outbursts occur on a regular basis, that may be a

sign of an anger-management problem.



Angry outbursts can negatively affect relationships with

family, friends, co-workers and even complete strangers. If

you find yourself fuming over the smallest thing, it might be

a good idea to practice some calming measures to get your

anger under control.



Here are some anger-management tips, courtesy of the

Mayo Clinic:



--Take a self-imposed "time-out." Count to 10 before react-

ing or leaving the situation.



-- Pour your anger into physical activity, such as ex-

ercise.



--Practice deep-breathing exercises, visualize a relaxing

scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase to calm and

soothe you. Listening to music, painting or writing in a

journal can also reduce the anger level.



--Consider what you'll say carefully before you speak.

You don't want to end up blurting out something that

will haunt you.



--Work with the person who angered you to identify

solutions to the situation.



-- Practice a bit of syntax. Use "I" statements when de-

scribing the problem to avoid placing blame. For instance,

say "I'm upset you didn't help with the housework this

evening," instead of, "You should have helped with the

housework."



-- Let bygones be just that. Forgive the person that

caused you stress and anger. You can never expect every-

one to behave exactly as you'd like.



-- Unleash some humor in a heated moment. Brevity can

work wonders in defusing anger. But avoid sarcasm, as

it's nothing more than another form of unhealthy expression.



--Maintain an anger journal to identify situations that

set you off and monitor your reactions.



--Finally, if your anger seems on the brink of becoming

a violent episode, seek counseling from a psy-

chotherapist or an anger management professional

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