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A Guide for Coping

Coping with Anger


We all deal with anger and it creates stress. Learning how to cope with it is essential. Sometimes our anger results from an accumulation of stressors that build up to the point that we feel we can’t handle them any longer and sometimes it is set off by a specific event that we can’t believe happened. Either way, the anger can be dangerous – to us and others – and needs to be dealt with. Here is a video of one person’s journey coping with anger:

What are some ways you can cope with anger? Try experimenting with ways to cope before you get really angry, such as when frustrated or annoyed. It is easier to cope before you get angry and are overwhelmed. If you get good at coping when you are moving towards anger, it helps in two ways. 1) You avoid getting angry and 2) If you do get angry, you are better at coping and continuing to cope avoids the worst effects of the anger.


Author: Dr. Ann Goelitz

Dr. Goelitz is a writer and a scholar with a wide scope of clinical experience, ranging from working with trauma survivors after September 11th to her role as a psychiatric social worker at a top New York hospital. For the past ten plus years, she has specialized in her private practice on cognitive behavioral therapy, dream analysis, and EMDR, helping clients navigate transitions and heal from trauma and loss. A seasoned educator, she has done extensive public speaking, published numerous articles, and co-authored an award winning resource directory for caregivers. Her soon-to-be published book, From trauma to healing, has received endorsement and accolades from leaders in the field of trauma. Her latest writing projects include a book on how to cope with stress written with both laypeople and professionals in mind. She has taught at Columbia University and Hunter College.

2 thoughts on “Coping with Anger

  1. This is an excellent article. I actually put it up on my blog!

    Anger and feeling misunderstood are so prominent with every case I see!

    I hope you had a good 2012 and wishing you a wonderful 2013 filled with abundant

    Joy, Peace, Contentment, and Good health…..

    May these gifts guide your path through 2013 and May there be better understanding of TBI!


  2. A very good article. Working under pressure always make me connect to your article instantly. Anger management is hard to handle professionally most of the time when you are working at a time pressure job.

    Thanks for sharing.

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