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Anger: Just let it out?

Anger: Just let it out?

Sigmund Freud believed that the best way to handle anger was to just let it out, which he called “catharsis”, or emotional cleansing. This belief led to more recent suggestions that those with anger problems should vent, or let their anger out by hitting a punching bag or a pillow, slamming a door, screaming, or…

Anger Management: What it is and what it isn’t

When I meet with people for the first time they often ask me: “So what am I supposed I do when I am really angry?” Most of the time, they have already heard a number of strategies. Count to 10. Take a deep breath. Go for a walk. Think before you act. They expect that…