How to Cope with Rejection
Man looking sad, trying to cope with rejectionPhoto Credit: Vic@Flickr
We’ve all experienced rejection, and we all know that it’s no fun. In fact, psychologists studying the neuroscience of rejection have actually found that the experience activates the same... Read More...
H.A.L.T. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired): A Self-Care Tool
I first came across the acronym H.A.L.T. when I was working as a counselor in chemical dependency treatment centers twenty years ago. H.A.L.T. stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Each one of... Read More...
Psychology Tools: What is Anger? A Secondary Emotion
February 3, 2014
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This post explains how anger is a secondary emotion. By understanding the roots of anger – that is, the primary emotions fueling it – people can more effectively address its... Read More...
Psychology Tools: How to Take a “Time Out”
January 11, 2014
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Taking a “time-out” is a classic, anger management tool (but it can also be applied to any other heightened emotional state).  It sounds simple – and it is on an…

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Psychology Tools: A-B-C-D Model for Anger Management
January 10, 2014
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The A-B-C-D model is a classic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) technique developed by one of CBT’s founders, Albert Ellis.   When applied effectively, this can help address a variety of... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Use an Anger Meter to Avoid Negative Consequences
January 10, 2014
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Studies show that CBT interventions can help solve anger management problems.  The “Anger Meter” is a simple, but useful cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) tool taught in many anger management... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Healthy Assertiveness
January 10, 2014
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Assertiveness is communication and behavior that is respectful to all parties involved. That is the definition of assertiveness at its simplest level.  Continue reading this blog post to learn... Read More...
Anger Management Tools: Internalize Sacred Figure
January 9, 2014
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This exercise describes a visualization process, which can be applied to anger management problems, as well as other difficult emotional states. Time involved: approximately 10 minutes. Visualization... Read More...