Stress, Pain, Anger Management

stress and anger managementAll three conditions, Stress, Pain and Anger, can be managed by learning self-regulation skills (i.e. improving your control of the mind-body system). Yoga and mindfulness meditation are specifically emphasized as ways to increase self-regulation. Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it is not directed toward getting us to be different from how we already are. It teaches us how to be unconditionally present as it helps us be present with whatever is happening, no matter what it is.

Conflict resolution and assertiveness training are also useful for anger management. Assertiveness is the antidote to fear, shyness, passivity, and even anger, so there is an astonishingly wide range of situations in which this training is appropriate. Research into assertiveness has suggested several kinds of behaviour are involved such as speaking up, expressing both positive and negative emotions and dealing with minor irritations before anger builds up into explosive aggression.