March POWerful Word – Anger Management – Week 2

When you are really angry, we can use some “techniques” or ways to calm ourselves down. What do you do to calm down? Let’s discuss some techniques now: (1) 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 our 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!). Now we can think more clearly! (2) Count backwards. How can this help (i.e. gives us time, concentrate on something else)? Let’s count backwards slowly– 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! (3) We can also take a “powerbreak” –a time out for ourselves. Where would you go to take a power-break to calm down? How can this help us? Good anger management!