Feeling Angry Often?

Is Anger a problem for you?

Are you simmering all the time? Does the smallest thing cause you to boil over, lose your cool or lash out? Do you drive the people you care about away from you? Have you recently experienced:
Short fuse – you feel constantly nervous, under threat, heightened alertness, being on edge, irritable, and unable to concentrate.;
Aggression – do you find yourself looking for a fight, take competition far too seriously;
Driving people away – are you taking it out on the people you’re closest to;
Violent thoughts – do you imagine doing something violent to yourself or another person;
Red mist – your anger takes over and you lose rational control, a switch flicks and you lash out;

Anger a powerful emotional force

While anger can sometimes get out of control and cause us to think and act in extreme ways, anger is also one of the most useful emotions.

Psychotherapy helps you harness anger

 

Further reading about anger

 

News about anger

 

How many basic emotions do you have? It’s written on your face, say scientists.

The Christian Science Monitor has a good short survey on attempts to describe and codify human facial expression of emotions.  In the 4th century BC Aristotle came up with what he thought were the 14 irreducible emotions: Anger, Calm, Friendship, Enmity, Fear, Confidence, Shame, Shamelessness, Kindness, Pity, Indignation, Envy, Emulation, and Contempt. http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0407/How-many-basic-emotions-do-you-have-It-s-written-on-your-face-say-scientists

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Moods and emotions are spread by social media

How does this post make you feel? http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3822feb1/sc/4/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Ctechnology0Csocial0Emedia0C10A6944170CMoods0Eand0Eemotions0Eare0Espread0Eby0Esocial0Emedia0Bhtml/story01.htm Happiness, anger and other emotions can be spread from person to person via updates posted on social networks, scientists have found  

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Outbursts of anger linked to greater risk of heart attacks and strokes

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/mind_brain/~3/k-fVCkKWObk/140303211324.htm Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems in the two hours immediately afterwards, according to the first study to systematically evaluate previous research into the link between the extreme emotion and all cardiovascular outcomes. The researchers conclude: conclude: “Given the lessons we have learned from trying to treat depression after […]

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NYTimes – interview with philopher Daniel Dennett on the nature of human consciouness

The New York Times has an interview with Daniel Dennett a philospopher who has written extensively about human consciousness and the relation between mind and brain. He takes a very iconoclastic and rationalist approach. Mr. Dennett, the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and perhaps America’s most widely read (and debated) […]

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BBC: Anger management courses – do they work?

In the wake of Luis Saurez’ second biting attack on another player he was ordered to take an anger management course. These courses are based on CBT and have frequently been part of court-ordered treatments for offenders. The BBC asks "Do they work?" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22264123

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