From a Therapist / Assertiveness & Effective Communication
Assertive communication is the ability to express positive and negative ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way. It recognizes our rights while still respecting the rights of others. It allows us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions without judging or blaming other people and it allows us to constructively confront and find a mutually satisfying solution where conflict may exist.
Assertive communication enables us to swap old behavior patterns for amore positive approach to life. There are many advantages of assertive communication which include:
From a Therapist / Managing Your Anger
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. When it gets out of control it can turn destructive and can lead to problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the quality of your life. It can also make you feel as though you are at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Anger can be caused by both internal and external events. You can be angry at a specific person or event, or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Even memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.
From a Therapist / Anger
Anger is a feeling or emotion that ranges from mild irritation to intense fury or rage. Anger is a natural response to those situations where we:
- Feel threatened
- Believe harm will come to us
- Believe another person has unnecessarily wronged us
- Feel another person, like a child or someone close to us is being threatened or harmed
Anger can result from frustration when our needs, desires, or goals are not being met. When we become angry, we may lose our patience and act aggressively, impulsively, or violently.