Let me first start by saying I realized I had so much unresolved anger pushed down inside when I began my self healing journey doing holistic therapies. I truly thanked God for forgiveness therapy! Anger is such a natural part of our human process, but it’s not often talked about in terms of how to deal with it. In our society we just get to see how anger is acted out like with violence or resentment but we rarely hear about how to take care of it.
I’m wondering if you ever learned how to deal with anger? And I’m curious about what you do when you feel angry.
Ultimately, there is nothing worse than suppressed or pushed down feelings. Some of us have really learned well how to numb out emotionally so we don’t feel. This comes from a survival response when we were very young to be able to deal with the circumstances as a child. The numbing out then may have served its purpose way back then, but the here and now is much different and we are no longer living in our childhood circumstances. The problem is, if we learned to numb out those unresolved feelings never really go away, not to mention wrecking havoc on your health eventually. The other side of the coin is that we can act out our anger with other people and this usually doesn’t end well. We may often hurt the ones we love and feel we lose control of ourselves when we become angry and even violent. Can you relate to either of these two tendencies?
One thing you should know is that if you feel angry that means you are not depressed! Which really is wonderful- this is one of the many benefits of holistic therapy for depression.
I’d like to invite you to view your anger differently…to embrace it and feel it like maybe never before, but in a safe way that doesn’t harm yourself or anyone else. You can do this with alternative therapy tools.
Please watch this week’s video on what to do when you feel angry. Try it on and see if it can work for you!
As always I want to hear from you! Please leave a comment below this email and share your thoughts and experiences! You never know what might be helpful for someone else.