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Anger Management Certification Article

Anger is a key emotion that is part of our life.  We deal with it everyday and how we deal can determine the success and stability of our life

Please review our Anger Management Certification

Please review our Anger Management Certification

Please also review our Anger Management Certification

 

Please review the article, Anger Management Techniques: 31 Tips to Tackle Your Temper, by DR. STAN HYMAN states,

“Airplane conversationalists. Slow walkers. Mumbling talkers. Interrupters. Irritated?

Unaddressed “honey do” lists. Friends who just drop off a text thread for hours. That coworker who wants to high five every time they pass. Annoyed?

And don’t forget that guy who insists on saying “one more thing” for 20 minutes after you’ve adjourned the meeting for lunch. Angry yet?

It’s alright, to say, “yes”.

If social media rants and YouTube videos are any indication, you’re not alone.

To get a clearer look at things, let’s take a short mental walk through an average American day. A few key statistics can shed some light on how much anger really is an everyday experience for many of us:

7 am: Good morning, Sunshine? Well, not so much. Think “road rage on the highway” instead.

Anger, apparently, is an early riser. Nationwide, our morning commutes provide us a good opportunity to get a giant ball of internal irritation rolling. According to a 2014 U.S. survey and study of over 2700 licensed -drivers over the age 16, 78% reported having engaged in at least one “aggressive driving behavior.  Just over 50% purposely tailgated another vehicle.  46% yelled out their windows at other drivers. Nearly 45% honked their horns “to show annoyance or anger.”

A third of survey respondents noted that an angry gesture was part of their morning greeting on the road and about 1 in 4 had purposely attempted to block other drivers from changing lanes. It seems that anger behind the wheel is a pretty standard part of getting where we’re going.

What about at work?  Are we calm and prone to gracious interaction with coworkers there?

9 am: Heigh ho, heigh, ho it’s off to work…? Not really, it’s more like “clock in irritated, clock out aggravated.”

Unfortunately, harmony is getting harder and harder to come by at the workplace. The Anger Management Training Institute notes, “Studies show that up to 42% of employee time is spent engaging in or trying to resolve conflict. This results in wasted employee time, mistakes, stress, lower morale, hampered performance, and reduced profits and/or service.”

In addition, recent research on anger in the workplace reveals that a quarter of Americans are “somewhat” or “a little” angry at work. A Gallup poll conducted in the United States in 2000 indicated that 25 percent of adult survey participants felt like screaming or shouting due to job stress and frustration. Of those participants, 14 percent wanted to, or at least considered, physically striking a co-worker.

Furthermore, 10 percent of the employees were anxious about one or more of their co-workers becoming confrontational. With the uptick in workplace violence since the 90’s, combined with the constant media coverage of such events, you can’t really blame some people for feeling on edge. Which of course, does little to reduce tensions.

7-11 pm: Home sweet home? Eh, no… Social media surfing leaves a bitter taste in our mouths after dinner and a 24-hour news cycle inflames our minds before we go to bed.

The draw of our smartphones appears to be eroding the safe haven of home and serenity. We’ve lost the calm that existed between 6 o’clock at the dinner table and the 11o’clock news. You now have the opportunity to be offended, outraged, and provoked again and again.

Once again, the science bears this out. A study of 5 million social media users in China uncovered the truth. Anger, of all emotions, spreads best on the internet. We are spurred to anger easily and we share our anger more than any other emotion. And then we go to bed with it. All so that we’re well rested and sufficiently annoyed for that morning commute.”

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