Wisdom for Taming Spring Loaded Anger: Anger Management Techniques Video
Today I posted a lengthy video at StepsforChange.com that illustrates how psychology can be useful as wisdom about one’s self. We are all made in God’s image as male and female. This means, among other things, that we are creatures like no other. But one of the essential aspects of being human is self-regulation. Anger management techniques are simply insights and practical maneuvers for how to discipline our responses to people and situations.
This is a foundational video for anyone wishing to follow my series of anger management worksheets available in the member’s area of StepsForChange.com. In this video, I identify 10 common types of “Spring Loaded” anger. Spring loaded anger is anger that quietly accumulates intensity like a giant mousetrap maintains tension on a spring once it has been set. When triggered by a particular situation, the tension is released and the trap “snaps.” In other words, the pent up tension of anger is discharged, often in a frightening or damaging manner (e.g., an explosion of rage). But the different kinds of spring loaded anger can be controlled. These sudden flashes of anger can be disarmed or softened by using anger management techniques that address spring loaded anger.
What the video does not address is how to deal of with the roots of anger when it stems from darkness in one’s soul. That video is coming and will be posted on this site when I create it. In the meantime, keep in mind that love “always protects” (1 Corinthians 13). Learning techniques to protect others from your anger can and should be an act of love.