March POWerful Word – ANGER MANAGEMENT – Week 3

There are lots of techniques to “release” or deal with anger that are both safe and fair. Sometimes we can talk to ourselves or count backwards. Other times, it can helpful to do something physical (and safe!) with our bodies to deal with the anger- like hitting a pillow, playing with play dough or…what else (i.e. running, exercising)? Have you ever done a physical action to get the anger out? We can also do something called “Tense and Release” to release out anger. For example, if we had anger in our hands, we could ball up our fists, then take a breath, and release all that anger out of your hands so that they are relaxed. Let’s do that now. Let’s do that with our faces– show me angry faces- now relax them. Now with the whole body– show me an angry body– tense–release. That’s anger management!

If you have time: What other physical techniques release anger (i.e. yoga, dance)? What works best?