Category: Anger

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Getting Stuck in Hurt and Isolation

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 6, 2018

When you take the risk of opening up to others and begin to share who you are with someone you learn to trust, you are on your way to emotional wholeness.

Finding Courage to Face Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 31, 2017

The source of this pain may be rooted in childhood, meaning you’re so accustomed to feeling this way, you may experience anger, fear, and guilt afresh at dredging up these truths.

How False Guilt Leads to Stress

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 5, 2017

Guilt is an insidious reaction that contributes to stress. Guilt cries out, “Never enough!” When you feel guilty or ashamed, or you blame yourself for not being or doing all you think you’re supposed to be, you can never find peace.

Learning How to Forgive Your Parents As a Teenager

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 18, 2017

Have you ever been so mad at someone (it doesn't have to be a parent) that it's all you could think about?  Every time you were around that person, you kept thinking about how mad you were.  You didn't want to be around that person.  Even though what made you...

Relationships: The Ambivalent Attachment Style

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 17, 2016

In a previous post, we discussed the traits of individuals with The Secure Attachment Style.  Now, let's discuss The Ambivalent Attachment Style.  An ambivalent attachment style comes from a childhood in which love and affection are inconsistently given, based on factors the child does not understand.  Love and affection, though...

Living with PTSD

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2016

Imagine being involved in a terrifying incident where you were physically harmed or threatened. Then imagine reliving that awful memory over and over again, each time as fresh and horrific as when it happened. This is the essence of PTSD.

Letting Go of the Reins

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 29, 2016

I believe one reason women turn acorns into catastrophes is because you have so many responsibilities. Because you are responsible, you believe you should be in control. The question you need to ask yourself is whether or not you really have control over any given situation and then act accordingly.As...

The Pressure Women Feel to Perform

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 24, 2016

Women today are under stress. Stress is defined as when a force presses on, pulls on, pushes against, compresses, or twists something else. Many women can completely relate. It seems like life itself is pressing in on them, pulling them one way, pushing against them another, compressing them and twisting...

When Informal Counseling Leads to Sexualized Relationships

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 30, 2016

You may think you’re not a formal counselor, therapist, doctor, or attorney. Because you don’t hold one of these specific titles, then your job doesn’t put you in a position to offer advice or counseling to other people. So you don’t have to worry about it, right? Not necessarily.The potential...

Runaway Thoughts and Panic Attacks

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 20, 2015

Jill suffered a devastating anxiety attack.  She had been depressed for months over her upcoming fiftieth birthday.  Instead of being a celebration of a half-century of life, Jill dreaded the date.  She forbade her family from making "a fuss."  She refused to go out with friends as the date approached. ...

How Victimization Leads to Anger

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 17, 2015

Along with tying your identity to your anger, there is also a temptation to define yourself as a victim: once a victim, always a victim.  This negative, fatalistic approach has its perceived positives.  If you consider yourself a victim, you have a familiar template with which to evaluate yourself and...

The Problem of Overeating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 22, 2015

The human mind is a wondrous creation, an amazing tool with the power to inspire us to victory or to overwhelm us with defeat. Targeted below are some of the reasons we use for overeating, as well as ways we can turn the tool of the mind to a more...

Accepting Truths in Life

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 31, 2015

Accepting the truth in your life means you must come to accept the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. First, there comes an acceptance of the truth in your life that is causing you pain and is the source of your anger. This is the first step...

The Power of Altering Your Perceptions

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 19, 2015

Your life patterns are the result of your perception or view of life, and what you believed would happen. These are often forged in childhood. Once you understand your personal life patterns, you will be better able to discover certain perceptions and expectations that led you to either negative or...

Managing Hormonal Rage

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 28, 2015

No discussion of women’s anger would be complete without acknowledging the physical and hormonal influence over the course of your life—from puberty to post-menopause. Each stage has its own challenges. Whatever the phase, there are some basic commonsense steps you can take to treat your body gently. Women in their...

How To Process Feelings of Anger

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 10, 2015

Emotions are much like the weather. Weather is a product of the environment: mixing of warm and cold air, lunar and ocean cycles, and shifts in tectonic plates. Emotions are also caused by various events in our environment. If someone steals your wallet, you feel anger. If you come home...

The Story of a Woman's Anger

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 11, 2011

Here’s a collection of blogs I ran a few months ago featuring case studies of four women whose stories are share in Every Woman's Guide to Managing Your Anger.

Turning Negatives Into Postives: Mark's Story

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 19, 2010

After allowing the pain of his divorce to monopolize his daily life, Mark decided to replace anger with joy, blame with mercy and fear with confidence.

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