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10/26/2010 03:05 PM

another kind of anger discussion

willowwisp
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I'm having some anger issues myself. Not the exciting ones that require anger management classes, but rather "swallowing" anger, and refusing to feel it. I am running into a lot of problems in my therapy these days, as all the issues I am trying to work on, to help stabalize my moods, have sort of hit a wall.. and I can't really get through these walls until I am ready to FEEL and release some of my anger that I have supressed.

Obviously I want to attack this sort of thing in private, alone where no one will get caught in the cross fire.. Wink

but, I'm looking for something I can do that will trigger, or get the ball rolling in the anger department. I wish I had a punching bag, cause that would be very theraputic.. but I don't... so any other suggestions?

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10/26/2010 03:28 PM
LemonLime
 
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Exercise helps! Also, forgiving. I know it's so easy. Hope you feel better.

10/26/2010 03:37 PM
willowwisp
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I know.. I'm all about forgiveness.. I actually forgive way too fast... robbing myself of the healing that going through the anger stage can help me with... I do exercise.. perhaps I just need to exercise harder..

10/27/2010 06:01 PM
Joy75
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One person over in the bipolar group has some great suggestions. She recommends rolling up a sock into a ball and throwing it against the wall. Poking a pin into that rolled up sock. Also, the best one, throw ice into the bathtub. The ice hitting the bathtub relieves a lot of anger. Exercise is a good one, but it's not as effective as a punching bag. You could cover your head with a pillow and scream. You could also punch your bed too. I hope this helps.

10/27/2010 06:21 PM
brandib811
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The ice into the bath tub is very therapeutic. Just don't get too excited lol

10/29/2010 11:12 AM
LemonLime
 
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Oops1 looking back I meant to say it's not so easy! saying and trying myself hard to forgive some of my family members.
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