When you're feeling irritable and snappy, it can feel like you've drifted far away from yourself.
With the added pressure and uncertainty of life, we lash out at our partners, family or co-workers. But how to break out of your bad mood?
The answer lies in 'returning home' – back to your kind, resourceful self.
Below is practical, guided exercise I use with clients to help them reconnect with their inner resources. The more you strengthen your connection to your calm and wise inner voice, the more "bounce" you'll develop and the quicker you'll be able to snap out of your moods.
Keep coming back to this exercise when you need a tool to help you when you're feeling snappy – and let me know how you get on!
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF AND OTHERS MANAGE ANGER SUCCESSFULLY
A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP WITH RENÉE VAN DER VLOODT
SATURDAY 6TH MAY 9.30AM – 4.30PM
REGENT'S COLLEGE, LONDON
This practical workshop is for health professionals, teachers, line managers, and anyone interested in truly comprehending and learning to deal with this most misunderstood of our human emotions.
This workshop will give you:
Up-to-date insights and understanding
- New insights into the real causes of (excessive) anger that often go unnoticed — even by health care professionals
- Understanding of the upside of anger
- Ways to identify the patterns of angry behaviour and an insight into the different and often hidden ways anger disorders manifest themselves including subversive behaviour
- The latest scientific understanding of how anger is generated and how chronic anger affects physical and emotional health
- and much more!
Renée van der Vloodt ( M.A. , FHGI ) is a psychotherapist and coach – and has had a private practice for over 20 years, which is now based between Woodchurch (Ashford), Kent and the Elysian Centre in Rye, East Sussex.
Renée is the author of the CD Calm the Chaos of the Creative Mind and works with children and adults as a coach and therapist to help them overcome life's challenges and emotional difficulties including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger or addictive behaviour.