Help with anger

IN recent news of domestic and street violence, the role of anger seems to be a missing ingredient.

Recurrent episodes of violence (verbal and physical) suggest that it takes a lot of determination to end anger.

Learning about releasing judgments and what triggers anger in oneself and others can help.

Because emotions are felt first in our bodies, we get a warning and then have the choice to be angry or not.

Physical symptoms such as sweaty palms, pounding head, accelerated heart rate, a beet red face and stiffening joints can signal that anger is rearing its ugly head.

Simple methods such as affirmations, honest and open discussion, meditation (I deserve love because I am), prayer, taking a walk and/or pounding a punching bag may bring relief.

If needed, there is professional counselling and spiritual guidance or we may find that anger is hiding the very thing we need to be happy, successful or free.

People create everything in their lives, so no blame can be attached to others for how we react to them.

CAROL ROE, Manning.