Anger management is a psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control. Anger is frequently a result of frustration, or of feeling blocked or thwarted from something the subject feels is important. Anger can also be a defensive response to underlying fear or feelings of vulnerability or powerlessness.
- Anyone can become angry, that is easy...but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way...this is not easy.
- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1126a5
- By doing this you are like a man who wants to hit another and picks up a burning ember or excrement in his hand and so first burns himself or makes himself stink.
- Buddhaghoṣa, Visuddhimagga IX, 23.
- When anger rises, think of the consequences.
- Confucius, as quoted in Yu-p'u Wang The Sacred Edict: Containing Sixteen Maxims of the Emperor Kang-He (1817), p. 298.
- Negroes will be mentally healthier if they do not suppress rage but vent it constructively and its energy peacefully but forcefully to cripple the operations of an oppressive society.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., as reported in Congressional Record of 1969, p. 14429
- Don’t become angry over little things: there are enough big ones.
- Donn Kushner, A Book Dragon, chapter 2
- Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rocket when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion — but it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships.
- Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these 10 anger management tips.
- Think before you speak
- Once you're calm, express your anger
- Get some exercise
- Take a timeout
- Identify possible solutions
- Stick with 'I' statements
- Don't hold a grudge
- Use humor to release tension
- Practice relaxation skills
- Know when to seek help
- The goal of anger management isn’t to not feel angry at all, but to recognize when it crops up and identify a productive way of addressing it... One of the biggest warning signs that you might be experiencing an unhealthy amount of anger or you’re not dealing with anger in a healthy way is friends, family or other people in your life noticing it and telling you about it... And notice if you are unusually quick to become angry in response to routine situations (traffic, crowds, a mistake on a coffee or sandwich order), you frequently feel angry, you have trouble letting go of anger, or you have trouble forgiving yourself or others... the goal of good anger management isn’t not feeling angry at all. It’s recognizing when anger crops up, identifying a productive way of addressing the feelings that cause it, and doing that productive thing. Golden describes healthy anger management as “the capacity to pause and think about how to respond to anger rather than react to it.”
- How to deal with anger, NBC News, by Sarah DiGiulio, (25 February 2019)
- Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious.
- Let there be no hostility
Except to those
Who practice oppression.
- Qur'an 2:193