Anger can act to hypnotize you with emotion. It can be surprising how much anger there is at times. Disturbing how quickly it can rise up and try to take over your personality and turn you into someone else. It can happen as if you were hypnotized by it temporarily. Then afterwards you wake up from the anger episode and your rational mind is left to wonder what happened? Why did I say or do those things? For some anger showing up in adulthood is completely new and confusing. For others, there can be a history of anger in their past that they tried to put behind them but haven’t.
It isn’t just anger that has a cycle. There is a larger cycle that includes remorse, self judgment, self hate, guilt, shame, and promises to stop. Except promises with only “white knuckling” will power” as a strategy won’t be enough. Continue reading
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The rational mind will usually have a quick justification or reason for what caused our anger. It is almost always wrong. When you become skeptical of the justification you have a chance to find the real cause.
|#36: Anger management|
I don’t think we should just manage our anger. I believe in eliminating anger. Trying to control triggers, circumstances, and other people so we don’t become angry is too much work.
|March 22, 2011|
|#30: Overcoming anger using the Self Mastery program|
I interviewed Joe who used the Self Mastery course to overcome his anger and anxiety reactions. He’s started to be aware that some of his emotional reactions are completely gone.
|March 26, 2010|
|#25: Overcoming controlling behavior of jealousy and anger|
David started the Self Mastery Course because of emotions and behaviors for jealousy, anger and controlling in relationships. It was difficult to see himself having this problem because David’s belief system masked and justified his behavior as “helping people”. In his mind he was serving and helping people.
|April 6, 2009|
|#21: Fear Doctrine: The creation of anger and agression|
Fear is at the core of anger and aggression. Yet we become so busy with the strategy of control and the act of aggression we rarely see the cause. We can see the emotional dynamic at work whether we look at our internal thoughts, relationships or the macro relationships of countries.
|October 29, 2008|
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