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The challenges of being a freshman

The Challenges of Being a Freshman

Peer pressure, stress, anxiety, and homesickness are some of the challenges that freshmen face in their new life in college. Stepping foot in a new school is definitely one for the books for many teens. They think that by being in college and away from home, they can be free to do whatever they want. […]

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Over 100 Showed Up to Learn the Truth About Anger

Over 100 Showed Up to Learn the Truth About Anger   One week has passed since my Virginia Summer Institute on Addiction Studies presentation on, “How to deal with Anger Sober” and I am reminded of the human experience-how as one person I can accomplish so little but as a collective, we can accomplish so […]

How to Have Anger the Right Way

  Brain Control “I’m actually pretty aware when I’m getting angry-when my face starts getting hot and I can’t catch my breath. The problem is I can’t seem to stop it.” Sound familiar? For many of us, anger soars out of control because we don’t notice the physiological signs of arousal before it’s too late. […]

You Took an Anger Management Class - What Now?

You Took an Anger Management Class – What Now?

Your Story We all have a story. Some of us have stories in which anger is a prevalent theme in our lives. In our anger management group, you told your story, received great feedback from the group, learned new skills and are now ready to use those skills in the real world. But what if […]

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The Fuse: Parenting Difficult Children

  How many of you have experienced that moment where your child is simply trying to get attention from you or exercise their assertiveness but through a combination of unfortunate events you are at the end of your rope and you “snap” or “blow a fuse”? That wave of guilt washes over you after it […]

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5 Reasons why your Anger is Worth Listening to!

Does your Anger get a bad rap? Are all emotions beneficial? Of all the emotions, anger seems to receive the worst rap, possibly because it is the most passionate of all the emotions. To that end, it is also the most dangerous as its purpose (and our ancestors can attest to this) was to destroy […]

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Anger: 3 Beliefs to Reassess When Clashing With Your Partner

Anger is an emotion that usually gets a bad rap. It is often the most misunderstood of all the emotions and one of the major complaints most couples have preventing them from communicating effectively. In a recent study, 50-60 percent of couples that present for marital counseling have had an episode of violence. On intake, […]

What is Anger? An Emotion with a Bad Reputation

You may be familiar with his legendary temper, which in 2004 won him a seventy-three game suspension, the longest suspension for an on-court incident in NBA history. In addition to his anger on the court, Ron was arrested twice for violence against his wife. What you may not know is that this impulsive celebrity is […]