Anger is everywhere: on the news, on our roads, in our schools, and in our homes. It’s a stigmatized emotion, one that nobody is proud of, and one we discourage ourselves, and our kids, from feeling. So, why does this podcast begin with positive psychology expert Renee Jain urging us to, “please, feel your anger”? That’s right, in this first of two episodes on anger, Renee and co-host Ed Crasnick wrestle the issue and arrive at some surprising conclusions. Discussion topics include:
- Why anger is not only necessary, but a good thing
- Emotional messengers: what is your anger trying to tell you?
- Interpretations: why one person feels anger while another does not
- Roleplay: controlling our reactions during parent/child arguments
- “I feel a burning in my throat!” The science of language and anger
- FACE check: are we meeting our essential needs?
Check out Anger Transformed: a 7-module course with Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary