Anger Releasing Techniques
Think about the word emotion. Think of E as energy, and Motion as the movement of energy in the body. When I meet with clients, I can see that they hold anger in their body, as people clench their jaws or fists, grind their teeth, or experience muscle tension. If you don’t release your anger, you harm yourself and you will start to behave aggressively toward others.
I suggest to my clients, and anyone holding anger in their body, to release it. There are several techniques you can use to do this.
- One way to release anger is to use your voice. You might be nervous or embarrassed to make noise, because it draws attention. However, you can turn up a good song and sing loudly in your car without anyone knowing. You can also sing in the shower if no one is home (or even if they are). Singing helps to get rid of anger, and replaces it with the positive feeling that listening to a great song brings.
- Release emotion by yelling. Feel the air coming from your gut, and visualize the angry feelings leaving your body with your breath. You can do this in your car, into a pillow, or at home. If you are nervous about being heard, screaming into a pillow is a great tool.
- Take a pillow and beat your bed or couch with it. Be careful not to hurt yourself. When you put your aggressive energy toward this action, you will release your emotion and the anger will decrease.
Underneath anger is often one of two emotions: sadness or fear. Once you start doing these techniques, you may find that you gain insight into what is really bothering you. You may begin to cry or feel sad. If it is fear that lies underneath your anger, ask yourself what you are afraid of. I suggest grabbing a journal and writing your thoughts down.