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Anger management can be a problem for some people, but there are definitely some skills that you can work on to help with this problem if you are one of those people. You want to be in control of your anger, not have your anger control you.The goal of anger management is not to never feel angry. The goal is to be able to express anger appropriately and without aggression towards other people.
Setting boundaries can be hard if you have struggled with being assertive and confident in your life.When you do not have strong boundaries with others, you can end up feeling taken advantage of, disrespected, or powerless. Learn how to set healthy boundaries in all your relationships and feel more confident when setting limits with others.
Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to your ability to understand and regulate your own emotions. Here are 10 ways that you can practice strengthening your emotional intelligence so that you can feel confident in your ability to handle your emotions and the emotions of others.
Personality differences can complicate relationships. Communication and respect for your differences will help you use those personality traits to your advantage and build a stronger partnership along the way.
Sometimes the hardest thing to overcome in your relationship is not what’s happening right now, but what happened to you in the past and how that affects you today. Being aware of how your past has impacted you emotionally will help you to have a healthier approach to resolving conflict with your partner and build the relationship you really want.
Confidence and self-esteem are all about you as an individual, but they also play an enormous role in your relationship.When you don’t feel confident in yourself this will come out in your relationship in one way or another.
Holistic Mental Health
We hear a lot these days about how holidays can be stressful and some people struggle with their mental health this time of year.However, holidays can also be a time to reflect on some other themes that can be truly beneficial to your mental health.
Those who have experienced panic attacks know that they can be very upsetting and when they happen you need to take action or symptoms may worsen. The strategy I’m outlining here uses 3 coping methods in combination to combat an acute panic attack when you feel one coming on.
Many people struggle during the holidays for a lot of different reasons. The holiday season may coincide with anniversary of the loss of a loved one, or may be a reminder of the estrangement or difficulty of family relationships.Here are some things to keep in mind as you think about mental health awareness during the holiday season:
Traumatic experiences can overwhelm the brain’s ability to cope using normal methods of stress relief, and thus alternative coping methods have to be developed, which can cause disruption in the lives of people trying to recover from trauma.When you have experienced trauma, your brain goes into a state of hyper-arousal, basically because your fight or flight response has been triggered and your brain reacts by trying to prepare you for potential danger.
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Rachel Mullins, LCSW
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