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6th Grade LifeSkills - Coping the Anger

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Tim Petree

on 29 April 2016

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Transcript of 6th Grade LifeSkills - Coping the Anger

Although people are often tempted to lash out at whatever makes you angry, a better response is to learn how to control your anger. Today, we will learn more about anger, the situations which produce it, and some techniques for controlling it.
What are some reasons to keep your anger under control?
Dealing with Anger and Its Effects
How do you personally deal with angry feelings?

What about your friends and close family members?
What do you want to do when you want to control your anger?
Physical Effects of Anger
What are some of the noticeable physical effects that result from anger?
What makes you Angry?
By yourself, complete Worksheet 18 on page 62
6th Grade - Coping the Anger
Certain situations, such as feeling like you are being treated unfairly, makes many people angry. What does anger mean to you?
Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure mixed with an urge to fight back.
Anger is a normal emotion

By itself, anger is neither good nor bad.

Expressing anger can be health, but losing control is not.
Like anxiety, anger produces physical changes in the body, such as an increased heart rate, tightened muscles, a clenched jaw, and reddened cheeks.
Being talked about, have rumors spread
Someone taking something of mine without asking
Teasing
Jealousy
Being insulted
Having my friends or family insulted
Having to wait too long
Someone breaking something of mine
People feel angry when they lose or can't get something important to them, something they want or need.

We can experience differing degrees of anger, ranging from mild irritation and annoyance to intense fury and rage.
Getting what you really want is usually easier if you keep your anger under control.
Examples
Mutter and yell, call names
The silent treatment
Keep it to myself
Fight back, hit, and kick
Throw things, break things
People deal with anger-provoking situations in various ways.
Some people do nothing. They put up with the situation or walk away from it.
Some people lash out, verbally or physically, at whatever has angered them.
Some people show their anger in less obvious ways, such as by refusing to talk.
Some people try to control their anger.
Is it easier to put out a fire when it's still small or when it's raging out of control?
The anxiety-reducing relaxation techniques we went over, can help you control your anger as well
Techniques for Controlling Anger
"The Warning Light"
If the light is flashing, it means "slow down and think."
You can learn to look at the light whenever you get into a situation that makes you angry.
Imagine that there is a warning light in your head
Counting to Ten
It's difficult to be angry and count at the same time!
Self-Statements
Telling yourself that you are calm and control can help to make you so.

What are some self-statements, or words you can tell yourself, that would help you stay in control?
Reframing
How you think about a situation can help you stay in control! Yelling and hitting may seem like the right response at first, but there are other, healthier thing that you can do instead.

You can reframe and find a new way to look at the situation.

Who really is more to be admired - the person who looks cool and calm or the one yelling and punching?
Conclusion!
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