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February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 113

Here's an interesting question I've gotten from many students over the years: Is it okay that sometimes I need a physical outlet for my anger? The answer is simple. Yes. There is nothing wrong with letting out a little bit of anger in a safe physical way. A lot of times it might even be necessary. But it's never okay to hurt someone else or ourselves. It's not okay to be intimidating and instill fear in others with physical aggression. But, it is okay to let some of that pent up stress and anger out through a healthy physical activity or using inanimate objects that are safe.

Over the years, I've had great and fun discussions in my anger management classes as we've come up with a variety of creative and fun ways to express anger in a healthy and physical way. There is a misconception at times that when teaching people to manage their anger, we're asking them to hold it in or only learn ways to express it verbally. But, that's not the case. I've had students honestly admit that sometimes they just need to let it out in a physical way to help them calm down or feel a "release." When you can not find the words that fit your angry feelilngs letting it out your emotion with motion can help.

Throughout my time as a therapist I have collaboratively collected a list of great ways to "let it out." Some of them are more obvious while others may seem a little bit silly or weird at first. But, for those people who crave that physical release, these ideas often work and become great tools for preventing more explosive and violent situations. I strongly encourage everyone reading this article to read through these with an open mind. As silly as it may seem when you imagine yourself doing some of these, remember no one has to know you're doing it. It's just for you, but those you love will be glad you found alternatives ways to manage your anger.

A one person pillow fightWorking out on a weight bagCompetitive Sports.Yelling behind closed doorsTearing a magazine into pieces.Chopping WoodDigging a hole Throwing a nerf ball into the wallBeating drumsScreaming in a room by yourself or into a pillowWringing a wet towelSqueezing clayDance to you dropThrowing stones in ocean

Daybreak Counseling Service Shannon Munfordhttp://www.daybreakservices.com 855-662-6437

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