Why So Serious, Part 2

Why So Serious? Part 2 Show Notes In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast we are going to discuss anger. ARRRRGH!! How to know if you have an anger problem and tips to address it. And I’m also going to be giving listeners a FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE! Stay tuned! INTRODUCTION What is up people? The Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is here in the Podcast Detroit Northville Studios. Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast. I am David Wright and with me is my producer Matt Fox. FIND ME: My Website: https://motorcityhypnotist.com/podcast My social media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motorcityhypnotist/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjjLNcNvSYzfeX0uHqe3gA Twitter: https://twitter.com/motorcityhypno Instagram: motorcityhypno If you would like to contribute financially to the show, you can find me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/motorcityhypno?fan_landing=true FREE HYPNOSIS GUIDE https://detroithypnotist.convertri.com/podcast-free-hypnosis-guide Please also subscribe to the show and leave a review. (Stay with me as later in the podcast, I’ll be giving away a free gift to all listeners!) This episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast is brought to you by Banner Season. Online marketing is saturated and people rarely open their emails. Are you in sales or does your business market to customers? How do you connect with family, friends, and clients? Banner Season takes your marketing into the “real world” by delivering kindness and thoughtfulness directly to your client’s physically. Imagine the excitement of your family, friends and customers as they receive personalized cards and gifts in their mailboxes. Go to bannerseason.com/fantastic and begin today to express kindness and make connections with others. https://bannerseason.com/FANTASTIC WINNER OF THE WEEK; Brian Alldridge, David Exler, Jimmy Choi https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tiktok-users-rallied-to-design-a-better-pill-bottle-for-people-with-parkinsons/ Anger Management Clues that there’s more to your anger than meets the eye You have a hard time compromising. You view different opinions as a personal challenge. . You have trouble expressing emotions other than anger. Be aware of your anger warning signs Pay attention to the way anger feels in your body • Knots in your stomach • Clenching your hands or jaw • Feeling clammy or flushed • Breathing faster • Headaches • Pacing or needing to walk around • “Seeing red” • Having trouble concentrating • Pounding heart • Tensing your shoulders Identify your triggers Stressful events Negative thought patterns that can trigger anger Common negative thinking patterns that trigger and fuel anger include: • Overgeneralizing. • Obsessing over “shoulds” and “musts.” • Mind reading and jumping to conclusions. • Collecting straws • Blaming. Learn ways to cool down quickly Focus on the physical sensations of anger. Take some deep breaths. Get moving. Use your senses. Stretch or massage areas of tension. Slowly count to ten. Give yourself a reality check When you start getting upset about something, take a moment to think about the situation. Ask yourself: • How important is it in the grand scheme of things? • Is it really worth getting angry about it? • Is it worth ruining the rest of my day? • Is my response appropriate to the situation? • Is there anything I can do about it? • Is taking action worth my time? Find Healthier Ways To Express Your Anger Always fight fair. Make the relationship your priority. Focus on the present. Be willing to forgive. Take five if things get too heated Know when to let something go. Stay calm by taking care of yourself Manage stress. Talk to someone you trust. Get enough sleep. Exercise regularly. Be smart about alcohol and drugs. Use humor to relieve tension Recognize if you need professional help Anger management classes Therapy, Change your thinking, change your life! Laugh hard, run fast, be kind. David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT The Motor City Hypnotist