Anger-obics Can Make Anger 'Work Out'
How to transform negative energy into a positive tool for anger management.
'Mind Over Madder'
"Mind over madder" is Salmansohn's phrase for the
concept that you have a choice. "You can be mindful of anger on a daily
basis," she says. You can stage it as Nay does. Or you can "fight"
it or walk it away, as Tener recommends. Or, Salmansohn says, you can burn it
up. Her book contains coupons. For instance, one might say: "I am burning
angry at my present love because ..." You fill it in and burn, baby, burn
(in a humorous disclaimer, she says she is not responsible if you burn the
house down, but she does fully expect people to burn her opus to ashes).
Humor can often be the saving grace in anger management, these
experts say. "Crack smiles before heads," is how Salmansohn puts
Star Lawrence is a medical journalist based in
the Phoenix area.