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Understanding and calming your anger

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Everyone has felt angry at least once, whether towards someone or a situation. This feeling is often difficult to control but ultimately what is its role?

Before understanding what anger is, it is important to understand that all emotion is temporary. Emotion has a tendency to overwhelm us, to take over and some people can sometimes even lose their temper. We can feel it in our body and in certain areas in particular.

What is anger?

Anger is one of the primary emotions and often manifests itself following discontent, irritation, pain, injury or even shame. It is a complex emotion that varies from person to person and situation. Anger is often felt in the upper body and arms.

You should know that anger transmits a lot of energy. After feeling this emotion, we may tend to be “empty”, tired. However, it can be used to good effect! Indeed, anger can be the driving force to motivate us and make us want to change what we find unfair, for example by engaging in struggles that are important to us.

Anger is not only a signal to others, it allows us to understand our emotions and needs. It often tells us that a limit has been crossed, that we feel attacked, that someone is encroaching on our borders and it can be linked to the needs for recognition and self-affirmation.

However, anger can also be the result of other emotions such as fear or sadness. And above all, what you need to know is that all emotions are good to have or feel as long as we seek to understand and balance them.

Therefore, it is essential not to reject or repress them but to accept and listen to them.

Where does the feeling of anger come from?

To understand anger, it is important to identify the sources that provoke this emotion. These sources can be of several types and can be recent or old. Indeed, certain situations sometimes bring to the surface wounds which will provoke a strong emotion such as anger in the person.

When the emotion has passed and you have managed to calm down, it is important to take the time to ask yourself the right questions to identify the source. What event or situation made you feel this anger?

Several situations can generate anger, such as when you feel misunderstood and your needs are erased. Anger can come from a particular situation or from several successive events.

Once the sources have been identified, several techniques can be put in place to better experience your emotions.

How to calm your anger?

Several solutions exist to calm your anger, discover them below.

How to calm your anger?

Several solutions exist to calm your anger, discover them below.

Identify the source of your anger

The first step is to identify the source as we explained previously. When this source is clearly identified, the anger will be short-lived and the problem will be easily resolved. On the contrary, if you take your anger out on someone else, it risks lasting.

Verbalize your feelings

Then, it is important to express your feelings, your emotions. For example, you can talk to a trusted person or write. In this way, you verbalize your anger and you can release it. If you decide to write, it allows you to let off steam and avoid having hurtful words towards someone.

Take a step back

When you feel anger building up within you, don't hesitate to go for a walk, change rooms, etc. You will be able to take a step back from the situation and you will have an easier time regaining your calm. If you have more time, you can practice a sporting activity, it's a very good way to let off steam and release all negative emotions.

Balancing your emotions with Bach Flowers

Several natural solutions exist to soothe anger, including Bach Flowers. Discovered in the 1930s by an English homeopath, Doctor Bach, these flowers have a higher vibrational state than other plants to respond favorably to difficult emotions.

Bach Flower No. 6 Cherry Plum / Prunus

Bach Flower No. 6 Cherry Plum or Prunus can help people who are in the process of containing themselves. They are afraid of losing control and doing something terrible to themselves or to others. This flower will then help them to better control their emotions, to find peace, calm and self-control. We can then find peace of mind and not be carried away by excess anger.

“Unexpressed emotions never die. They are buried alive and later released in uglier ways. »

- Sigmund Freud

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