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We've all faced moments when emotions surge within us like an angry storm. Emotional outbursts, fiery and fierce in intensity take centre stage and knocks us off our center. Defensive barriers go up, words are said, and actions are taken that don't always leave us feeling good.
What I've learned is that most of the time, it's not really about "the thing" that triggered the angry storm... is it?
Although those things are super ANNOYING ... they are just the tip of the iceberg, aren't they?
It's MORE THAN that "one thing" presenting itself... it goes deeper than that.
As a Mindset Coach it's my role to help YOU understand what is laying underneath those icy waters at the base of the iceberg.
Where the anger is in fact fueling from.
Anger itself is largely perceived as a secondary emotion that shows up when we feel we need to defend ourselves.
Most often, it's about OUR NEEDS.
What the anger is usually saying is ... when X happens (at home, work, in this relationship) I don't feel:
Am I right??
LEARNING TO RELEASE & PROCESS ANGER.
Internalised anger and resentment acts like poison in the body, and will eventually end up festering and eating away at the container it is in.
The anger held deep down inside, has to come out sometime. It won't stay locked up forever.
Sudden outbursts, conflicts and arguments begin to show up in other areas of your life for no aparent reason - not just with the person you originally felt angered by.
So, what can you do to release and process before it festers?
How to process emotions is sadly not a skill they teach us at school. I call it a skill because it'rs super important to learn and it takes awareness and practice to master.
In my belief journaling the #1 way to process your emotions. Here's how you can get started:
TUNE INTO THE REAL SOURCE OF YOUR ANGER:
1. What specifically is causing me to feel angry/irritated/frustrated?
2. Is it really about this one thing, or is it more than that?
3. How are my needs are not being met?
4. Where am I holding anger in my body?
5. Acknowledge the true feelings beneath your anger (acceptance) and ask - what do I need to do in order to be at peace?
From here, you'll get clear on the next best course of action.
J A N E L B R I G G S
Thrive Mindset Coaching
And, as always if you need more guidance please reach out via DM. Learn more about my 1:1 coacing programs here. TimeLine Therapy is an incredible tool for guiding you to release anger (and various other negative emotions) from it's core and get to the root of the problem.
About the Author: Janel Briggs is a NLP and Timeline Therapy Practitioner on a mission to support women across Australia and Singapore in healing their professional anxieties, insecurities and imposter syndrome to build unwavering confidence and self-belief. The goal is to level up your life and career by learning how to to live fearless and anxiety free! Connect with Janel on social media via Linkedin or Instagram.