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FEELING AND TRANSFORMING YOUR ANGER

Think of the last few times you were angry. Without using words like angry or mad, describe what anger feels like in your body. Remember to focus on your body sensations, not your feelings. (Tip: some people feel their jaws clench, some feel their shoulders get tight or hunched, or their hands tighten; most feel some kind of heat.)

When I’m angry, my body .

Things I can do to reduce or transform those sensations:

TRANSFORMING OTHER FEELINGS

Look at the three feelings listed here. Next to each one, write what your body feels like when you are experiencing that feeling. Then list counter behaviors you could do to transform the emotion and bring your body back to neutral.

Shame. My body experiences:

Behaviors I could do to transform it:

Sadness. My body experiences:

Behaviors I could do to transform it:

Guilt. My body experiences:

Behaviors I could do to transform it:

The next time you experience one of these feelings, try doing the things you wrote down and see if they make a difference. You might notice a difference right away, but go easy on yourself as this takes practice and time.

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