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!

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About docsmb

Dr. Bartley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas. He holds doctorates in Counselor Education and Supervision and in Theology. Dr. Bartley is a Certified Anger Management Specialist V (CAMS-V), a member, consultant, and diplomat of the National Anger Management Association. Dr. Bartley's newest workbook,"Peace Be Still! Calming the Anger Storms Within" is available. This workbook offers a biblical perspective on anger management and includes Scripture meditation, prayers, and daily action steps. This resource is available for $20 (includes S & H).
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