Luis – Anger Management

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Anger Management (iMovie Presentation)

Why is this topic relevant to me and other kids?

The reason I chose this topic is because of how common (excessive) anger is me, and also in other kids and teenagers. I wanted to find out ways to improve on my anger management, and educate others on the topic as well.

What is anger?

Anger is a response to events, like a traffic jam, actions done by others, or even a traumatic memory. It’s characterized by a strong feeling of hostility against something or someone that is frustrating or working against you. Sometimes it’s helpful, it can motivate you to solve problems or express feelings of negativity.

Part 3: Why is anger management important?

Often though, anger is unnecessary and unhelpful, so it’s especially important to control it. Physical and mental changes, like increase in blood pressure, make it difficult for you to be reasonable, and very irritable. This can damage both your mental and physical health.

Part 4: What can I do to control my anger?

Seeing a doctor can be necessary if you tend to get angry very often, but you can do the following to try and limit it as much as possible.

  1. Get exercise – the chemicals released by exercise stimulate certain parts of your brain that are connected to making you feel more relaxed. Also, exercise is a very good way to vent your emotions in a fun, healthy way!

  2. This might seem cheesy and ridiculous, but take a few moments to calm down and take deep breaths. During those moments, you can recollect your thoughts and find out possible solutions to the situation. This is crucial, because when you’re angry, your brain releases adrenaline and noradrenaline, making you less reasonable – you might end up doing things you wouldn’t do if you were calm!

  3. Warn yourself before your anger escalates. You should know what triggers your anger, which would be very helpful to stop yourself before you become too angry, something you want to avoid

  4. This also has to do with staying calm, but a good tip is to think of a nice memory or place.

Anger management is a pretty abstract topic, so see what works for you – just remember to see a doctor if necessary.

 

Why is this topic relevant to me and other kids/teenagers?

 

The reason I chose this topic is because of how common (excessive) anger is me, and also in other kids and teenagers. I often find myself getting mad at others, and I never enjoy it. I wanted to find out ways to improve on my anger management, and educate others on the topic as well.

 

What is anger?

 

Anger is a response to both external events, like a traffic jam, actions done by others, and internal things, like a traumatic memory. It’s characterized by a strong feeling of hostility against something or someone that is frustrating or working against you. Sometimes it’s helpful, it can motivate you to solve problems or express feelings of negativity. When you’re angry, you also release chemicals, like adrenaline, that can help you in a “fight or flight” situation, not that that’s needed very often though.

 

Why is anger management important?

 

Often though, anger is unnecessary and unhelpful, so it’s especially important to control it. Physical and mental changes, like increase in blood pressure, make it difficult for you to be reasonable, and very irritable. This can damage both your mental and physical health.

 

What can I do to control my anger?

 

Seeing a doctor can be necessary if you tend to get angry very often, but you can do the following to try and limit it as much as possible. Anger management is a very abstract topic though, these are just the most helpful tips to me – see what works for you!

 

  1. Get exercise – the chemicals released by exercise stimulate certain parts of your brain that are connected to making you feel more relaxed. Also, exercise is a very good way to vent your emotions in a fun, safe, healthy way!

  2. This might seem cheesy and ridiculous, but take a few moments to calm down and take deep breaths. During those moments, you can recollect your thoughts and find out possible solutions to the situation. This is crucial, because when you’re angry, your brain releases adrenaline and noradrenaline, making you less reasonable – you might end up doing things you wouldn’t do if you were calm!

  3. Warn yourself before your anger escalates. You should know what triggers your anger, which would be very helpful to stop yourself before you become too angry, something you want to avoid

  4. This also has to do with staying calm, but a good tip is to think of a nice memory or place. This will definitely help you to forget what’s making you angry.

How have my opinions changed about the topic?

In the beginning of my research, I thought that anger management was a very scientific topic, that involved all sorts of psychology, and could only be treated in specific ways, like medication or professional help. Apparently, this isn’t really the case. Treatment for anger management can be something as simple as counting to ten, or taking deep breaths. I also realized it’s importance – I never knew that anger also had physical effects as well, like hypertension. In conclusion, I really learned a lot about this topic in the past couple of weeks, and hope that It will be used well in the future.

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