Yesterday, in group and individual therapy, several people talked about anger. Those discussions included:
- wishing there were some good role models for dealing with anger,
- acknowledgement that the current U.S. President unprecedentedly expresses anger every day through Twitter or a microphone,
- brainstorming better ways to deal with anger (like walking away, owning the anger, respectfully expressing the anger, or writing angry letters, emails, text, or tweets that one does NOT send),
- recognizing that anger is just another feeling that should not be judged or repressed,
- defining anger as the human response to one’s needs not being met,
- realizing that judging or repressing anger blocks it from being discharged in a healthier way,
- role-playing healthier expressions of anger,
- deciding to deal with the “wish to break something” by going to a dollar store and buying an inexpensive breakable item, and
- considering the skill of doing nothing.
I’m wondering if there will be any anger about the amount and quality of my photos today. If so, please consider expressing that anger in a healthy way.
Harley is contentedly demonstrating the skill of doing nothing.
Here‘s Johnny Duke covering James Taylor’s “Angry Blues:
If I were Johnny Duke, I might be angry about that having only 458 views and nine likes on YouTube. Maybe not, though, because he seems like a very cool cat.
Feel free to express yourself in the comments section, below, or to practice the skill of doing nothing.
I shall now practice the skill of expressing my thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.