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Anger Management: Podcast 061

This podcast is the narrated version of my article How to Use CBT for Anger Management.

Anger is not good or bad, but it needs to be contextual, useful and, because of its health and other implications, infrequent. Use these 7 steps and 3 CBT techniques to help clients regain control.

In this episode I talk about:

  • What comes first, thought or feeling?
  • The motion in the ocean of emotion
  • A strange seduction
  • It’s a deadly seduction
  • Anger makes us dumb
  • First deal with the feeling
  • Emotional blueprint exchange
  • Technique one: Remove the anger from their core personality
  • Technique two: Identify your client’s needs
  • Technique three: Help them stop thinking like a tyrant
  • Helping a UPTV client see her depressive biases

Or watch this episode of the podcast on video below:

References/Notes:

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/51483/handling-the-hijack.pdf
  2. Ironson, G. (1992). Effects of anger on left ventricular ejection fraction in coronary heart disease. American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 70 no. 3, 281-285.
  3. In one study conducted at Stanford Medical School, heart patients were asked to recall times when they had been angry. Although, according to the patients, the anger they felt on recalling the events was only half as strong as it had been during the original experience, their hearts started pumping, on average, 5% less efficiently. Cardiologists view a 7% drop in pumping efficiency as serious enough to cause a heart attack. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/000291499290605X
  4. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09515079208254459
  5. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2167702617747074

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