Socialworkerjoy - First I'd like to thank you for your comments.
I've now finished the class and it was very informative. It was an eight-week course, and my poem was to consolidate those weeks into a single poem.
Even though I'm a very peaceful person due to the nature of my incarceration, I had to take that class to be released, which is a week away. Although we know that everyone gets angry, that class has given me strategies that I'll always carry with me.
I'm glad you recognized where your anger originated. There are many who never relate their past experiences with their present actions. What a tragedy.
There are basic techniques to manage anger. The ABC's of anger:
A. Antecedent or Action - What led up to it?
B. Behavior - What did you do?
C. Consequence - What happened?
Here are four basic steps.
1. Decide what the problem is.
2. What do you want to happen at the end?
3. Think of two ways to deal with the problem.
4. Choose the best way and do it.
With T.C. Rats, the ABC's of anger followed by the four steps, if implemented, should be able to reduce or, even reverse, your anger along with others. The trick is using it! Jody, thanks again for your comments.
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