Category Archives: conflict management

Five reasons why Anxiety is linked to Anger, Conflict and Bullying

For the purpose of this article anxiety is defined as the following: A constant and low grade feeling of being unsafe and always fearing pending non-existence either by death or just being totally invisible or irrelevant to the rest of … Continue reading

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Anger management: Thermometer and Thermostat

True anger management demands that we recognize our emotions and consciously decide how we will act on those emotions. Emotions are fascinating because they are a way of communicating with the world, they give us clues about what we love, … Continue reading

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Anger Management: Lessons from the playground

As children we dream and workout these dreams through play. On the playground children become doctors, lawyers, firemen, policemen, truck drivers etc. Children learn to perceive what they love, what they hate, what makes them happy and sad on the … Continue reading

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101 Free Anger Management Tips: Practice them for a better life

Read a book Breathe deeply Talk with a friend Transferring the situation from negative to positive by self talk HALT! Find out if you are hungry, lonely, tired or some emotion other than anger Take a long bubble bath Have … Continue reading

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Is Your Anger a Sign of Grief?

Sometimes if it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck it may not be a duck. In the case of anger sometimes the appearance of aggression and hostility may not be anger. In fact, it may be a … Continue reading

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When You Should Avoid Conflict

Before I begin let me first say that when I speak about conflict in this article I am referring to any interaction where there are opposing viewpoints. Also, I do not consider conflict as negative.  Now that is out of … Continue reading

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Anger and the Emotional Vocabulary

Some years ago I wrote a series of articles titled, “Change Your Language Reduce Your Anger.” In those articles I introduced the idea that anger management can be achieved if we learn an emotional vocabulary. Since then, my position has … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Avoiding

Dr. Ralph H. Kilmann, CEO of Kilmann Diagnostics and coauthor of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict-Mode Instrument (TKI) There are two kinds of “avoiding” to keep in mind: good avoiding and bad avoiding. Good avoiding is when you purposely leave a conflict … Continue reading

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The Crying Game: Babies’ Crying and Anger

Societies across the world invest billions in formal education. Unfortunately very little of that money is spent on teaching children to perceive, identify, and meet their need (PIM) while expressing their emotions. The fallout is that there are masses of … Continue reading

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Is Anger Really all that Bad?

I am often asked, “is anger really so bad?” To this I give a surprising answer-it depends. I go on to make the following statement: A person without anger is like a country without a military. A military is a … Continue reading

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