SOCIAL DISTANCING… and THOUGHT DISTANCING!

Welcome to the Anger Management Tip of the Week!

PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING and THOUGHT DISTANCING

We are in unprecedented times and are consistently reminded to practice social distancing due to COVID-19. But there is another kind of distancing that you should practice when someone or something makes you angry. It’s called “THOUGHT-DISTANCING”! Yes, thought-distancing is important to practice as well. So, what is thought-distancing and how do we apply it when we are angry?

Thought-distancing is choosing to stop ruminating on or thinking about something that has made you angry. Thought-distancing is making a conscious decision to not allow a “thought” to be the center of your focus. For example, instead of focusing on the person that made you angry or what made you angry, focus on ways to fix the problem. Thought-distancing also means you choose to stop blaming others. By practicing thought-distancing you will be able to think creatively to fix the problem and abate your anger!

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back for more anger management tips in the near future!

 

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Anger Management Certification Workshop

             Anger Management Institute Trainer – Specialist

       Two-Day Certification Workshop! March 13-14, 2020

Presenters: Seigel Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-V and Steve Yeschek, LCSW,   CAMS-IV

This Workshop Provides: 12- NBCC CE hours,  ACEP #6577 12 NASW CEUs, 12- NAADAC CEUs, 13- NAMA CEUs

Location: Truett McConnell University 100 Alumni Dr. Cleveland, GA, 30528

Airports: Atlanta, Hartsfield International Airport or Greenville Spartanburg International Airport

Hotels: Helen, GA— Holiday Inn Express: 706-878-1084                                             Hampton Inn: 706-878-3310 Ask for TMU pricing

Questions? Call JoAnn Darling @ 765.404.5232 to register!

Registration Fee through Feb. 15, 2020, 6p_______ $400

Truett Univ. *Student Rate: $200.00 ____

Registration Fee after Feb. 15, 2020, 6p ________ $440

Truett Univ. *Student Rate: $250.00____ *Note: All students must email registration and student ID to joanndarling4@gmail.com

Register Online at http://www.whatsgoodaboutanger.com

Deadline for all registrations: March 1, 2020

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Anger Is OK! Words of the Week

Hello,

Thanks for clicking on the link below and viewing the Words of the Week video!  https://wp.me/p4dfpF-3K

Remember, Anger IS OK! when it is expressed in a positive and constructive manner!

I look forward to sharing more Words with you next week!

Dr. B.

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Anger Management Certification Training -Plano, TX, October 1 & 2, 2018

Anger Management Institute

Trainer – Specialist Certification Workshops

This 2-day Fall Workshops provides:

12—NBCC CE hours, ACEP #6577.

NBCC CE hours accepted by NAADAC & Texas State Board for:

    – Social Workers

   – Marriage & Family Therapists

   – Professional Counselors

Click on link for registration information

https://www.copingwithanger.com/leaders/anger-management-specialist-workshops-texas.html

 

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Anger Management Workshop, Houston, Texas

Anger Management Institute trainer – Specialist Certification Workshops

Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

July 23-24, 2018

Click on link for information on how to register for this workshop!

https://www.copingwithanger.com/leaders/anger-management-specialist-workshops-texas-hbu.html

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Anger Management Training – March 15 & 16, 2018, Plano, Texas

Our Anger Management 2-day Workshop will be held on March 15th and 16th, 2018, at the DBU Plano, Texas, campus. Please use this link for information about the workshop and to register online.

Seating is limited so register early!!

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Relax… Calm Down… Chill Out…

Many of us are running to and fro at speeds unimaginable, multitasking as we go, attempting to not let anything fall to the ground. Did you know that STRESS is a huge reason why people have angry outbursts! Are you taking time to ‘fully’ unwind from the stressful agenda of each day? Or do you unwind just enough to ‘take the edge off’ so that you can jump back into the ‘rat race’ to complete the next task?

With the holiday season quickly approaching we need to purposefully plan on times of  relaxation, or just simply, “chilling out”. If you are going to control your angry outbursts, maybe you should think about incorporating a time of relaxation into your anger management strategy!

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If only… If only… If only…

If only I hadn’t done it… If only she… If only he would of… Are you thinking about what you might have, should have, or could have done different to change the outcome of your destructive behavior? Are you wishing you could turn back the hands of time and do it all over again? Are you regretting the harmful words you spoke that damaged a close relationship,  feeling remorse about the property you destroyed, or the harm you brought upon yourself? And now, looking back, you search for reasons for which your anger is out of control.

Explosive anger is very problematic because the outcome of a destructive response is often regretted. A quick temper does not solve problems, it exacerbates them.

Thinks about it… You could learn to be assertive, rather than aggressive, if only… You could have a better marriage, if only… Things could be better, if only… You could exercise better control over you emotions and learn anger management skills, if only… If only…

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Now Be Honest… Is An Angry Response Necessary?

So, maybe someone moved to avoid an obstacle and stepped on your toes in the process? Or, you yelled at someone who accidentally bumped into you with hot coffee? Or, you continually think about how to harm a person who didn’t intend to bring harm to you.

Sometimes, people respond in anger to a situation or person when the offense was not intentional. If we are honest with ourselves, we would admit that not all provocations are intentional. Sometimes, the harm one suffers is due to an unfortunate circumstance or situation. Sadly, for many, this truth may be hard to accept.  Why? Well, there are a plethora of possible reasons. One reason that often surface is that angry people are hurting emotionally from past issues. Rather than resolve an underlying issue from their past, these individuals are quick to demean others. The good news is, angry people do not have to live their lives being angry at the world. Help is available!

If you have unresolved past issues that trigger your anger, send an email to dr.smb@hotmail.com. Or visit http://www.theravive.com/therapists/Seigel-Bartley.aspx

Help is available!

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Anger and Domestic Violence. All Inclusive… Regardless!

Professional athletics, doctors, presidents of organizations and corporations, judges, policemen / women, elected and public officials, university and college professors, school principals and teachers,  postal service employees, sale clerks, grocery stores employees, restaurant workers, private contractors… this list goes on and on and is all inclusive.

The point is, you will find people from all walks of life and status who struggle with anger management and domestic violence issues. Everyone experiences circumstances and situations that will provoke their anger. Unfortunately, some of us do not know how to express anger in a productive and meaningful way.

Sadly, many people know that their anger is “out of control” but they fail to take the necessary steps to seek the help they need. Maybe you are needing help with controlling your anger. If so, we would like to assist you. You can email your request for assistance at dr.smb@hotmail.com.

I applaud you for taking the next step in becoming a better You!

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