Tame Your Temper – Strategies to Keep Anger and Frustration Under Control
Anger and frustration are emotions that everyone experiences from time to time. But when these natural emotions explode out of control, they can cause harm to our careers, our co-workers, our friends and families, and ourselves.
If you find that anger, frustration, and irritability are getting in your way or harming your relationships, then this interactive webinar is for you. We will distinguish between natural and parasitic (destructive) anger; explain how anger relates to other emotions; and review the purpose of anger. You will be asked to identify for yourself the reasons why you want to manage your destructive anger. Next, we will review several strategies that you can use to stay cool in situations that normally would trigger anger, irritation, or frustration. Finally, you will be asked to set a goal to "test run" at least one of these strategies on your own.
With new tools at your disposal, you will be better able to recognize, cope with, and express your anger and frustration in healthy and productive ways.
Instructor: Deborah Balfanz, PhD, is a health behavior change educator and a wellness coach for Stanford BeWell. She has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to Stanford in 2002.