Suppress Anger at Your Peril
Research has shown that suppression strategies for anger lead to a higher likelihood of heart disease and a shorter lifespan. Thoughts such as ‘I wish I was not so angry’ or ‘I need to get rid of this anger’ fall into this category. And yet when we express anger it can cause much harm to ourselves and others.
So do we have an alternative to problematic suppression on the one hand and rampant expression on the other?
We think so.
It starts with recognising the signs of anger in ourselves and others. There are particular patterns in the face and voice that we can learn to recognise then before we are consumed by anger then, like controlling a fire, we can direct the energy of anger into constructive forms – so our actions are more helpful and less hurtful.
Through reflection and analysis we can understand anger and gain more control and choice of how we use it for beneficial purposes.
Click below for details and bookings for the workshop Sunday 31 March 2019.