Archive for November 2008

Economic Crises Fuels Stress and Anger

One of the unfortunate consequences of the tragedy of 9/11 was a nationwide increase in the incidence of anger, stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Research conducted by the Rand Corporation and the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA Medical Center indicated that the impact of this disaster on vulnerable persons was the same, independent of…

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Assertive Communication Tips for Those Who Manage Others

Be Civil: Speak honestly without meanness, viciousness or attack. Be empathetic and positive: Emphasize outcome and solutions. Choose your words to elevate and  empower your employees. Examine problems and hold your employers and yourself accountable, not  for blame, but for finding solutions. Speak clearly: Be straightforward, direct, and open. Listen carefully: Listen to others more…

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The Many Faces Of Anger

Having over thirty years experience as a psychotherapist, I have seen anger expressed in many of its forms, by omission and commission. Usually we have a way of expressing anger that is our signature, that is a way of being angry that we resort to over and over again, when we are in conflict. Habits…

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