Anger, Boundaries and Safety
Transform Your Relationship with Anger
The boundaried, safe and responsible expression of anger can help you stand forward on your own behalf and create the life and relationships you want.
Few emotions are more feared than anger. While some use the fear associated with unsafe, unboundaried anger expression to control, others limit their lives by continually trying to avoid any hint of anger. With either approach, the emotional constriction, physical dis-ease, and relationship dysfunction that result are life diminishing.
The good news is that anger is a natural feeling that exists in all of us, and when expressed in a safe and boundaried manner, can be passionate, life enhancing, and relationship constructive.
This program offers participants opportunities to both express and witness the expression of safe and boundaried anger. Initially developed by the late Joann Peterson, the program follows a progression: uncovering participants' beliefs about anger, a discussion about the origins of anger and its varied spectrum of expression, and finally a gradual exploration of your own energetic patterns with opportunities to experience various tools for anger expression.
This program is highly useful for people who:
- Try to avoid confrontations and/or disagreements
- Have been told they are an angry person
- Are holding anger and resentment for past events
- Feel repressed, depressed, or emotionally numb
- Want to get angry but are scared of what might happen
- Experience continual body stiffness or head aches or stomach discomfort
Here's Joann Peterson discussing anger as it is understood in Anger, Boundaries and Safety.
You can also read about a personal experience at Anger, Boundaries and Safety in the Shen Blog.