March POWerful Word – ANGER MANAGEMENT – Week 2

when you are really angry, we can use some “techniques” or ways to calm ourselves down. For example: Take 3 deep breaths. In through the nose like we are smelling our favorite birthday cake and out through the mouth like we are blowing out birthday candles. Most of us don’t realize that when we’re angry, we tend to hold our breath or take short, shallow breaths. Let’s take 3 deep breaths now. (Count it out 1, 2, 3!). Count backwards.

How can this help (i.e. gives us time, change focus)? Let’s count backwards slowly– 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4,
3, 2, 1! We can take a “powerbreak” –a time out for ourselves. Where could go and what can you do during this break to calm yourself? Other things that can calm us are getting a hug, singing a song, yoga/ meditation or swaddling ourselves in a blanket! What works for YOU? Why is this good to know?

If you have time: What happens when we leave our anger all balled up inside of us? Is this a good idea?