Category Archives: Anger

Anger-Where is it heading?

Anger-Where is it heading? After eight years in private practice of conducting anger management sessions, I have just passed 1000 one on one,  face to face clients. The big change over the last 8 years is the number of clients who now present with explosive anger, which is where anger goes up quickly, comes down…
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Why teenagers struggle to become healthy adults-Theory

Teenager behavior-What went wrong? Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs represents the development of needs from childhood. Cognitive Principle Matrix represents the transition through adolescence to adult hood. The transition is a "control problem", where control passes from the child to the teenager. The quality of the level of control that a teenager has will depend on…
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Explosive Anger- the fastest growing of the 15 types of anger.

Explosive Anger, What is it? 15,000,00+ Americans & 1,000,000+ Australians have it.   Anger rises quickly, even over small issues, but falls equally quickly. The impulse is to "get my need meet" The growing tension is the frustration "that my need is not being meet, now" The pleasure is that "I feel in control" and…
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Anger, Anxiety or Depression?

FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION? Under stress your backup personality is activated. That is, switches on  your vagus nerve:  --Personality type---------------------Trigger--------------Switch on:  -----------------------------------------Lack of:-------------------------- 1.  Overly controlling---------------Trust, respect--------Fight-Anger/Abuse/ overly critical and controlling. 2  Overly responsible--------------Acceptance-----------Fight-Try harder/guilt/shame 3. Overly responsible--------------Acceptance-----------Flight-Escape/anxiousness/panic 4. Overly avoidant-----------------Commitment---------Flight-Confusion/avoidance 5. Overly avoidant-----------------Commitment---------Withdraw or freeze-Numbness, panic attack. What  Cognitive Principle Therapy does is provide…
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