Anger Management 1, 2, 3

1. Assessment Source(s) of Your Anger or Frustration Anger at yourself Anger at other(s) Anger at a bad situation or event Temporal Nature of Your Anger Current or recent anger Old anger *************************** Exercise: Make a list of everyone you’re angry at or everything you’re angry about. If necessary, make two lists so you can…

When “Helping” Becomes Enabling

We all want to be supportive of family and friends, especially when there is a crisis of some sort. Usually, it is sufficient to provide non-judgmental listening and perhaps some practical assistance to help someone through a difficult time. And many people are open to seeking professional help if they are experiencing serious emotional/ psychological…

Issues and Challenges for Sexual Minorities in the Workplace

Approximately ten percent of the population identifies as “GLBT”: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (*). Over the past decade, sexual minorities have found increased sensitivity and respect as sexual orientation has become recognized as a legitimate “diversity issue”. In the seventies, the major psychiatric and psychological organizations began to acknowledge homosexuality as a normal variation…

Better Self-Care: Because There is “Only One You”

Most of us know in theory what we should be doing to take care of ourselves: eating regular meals, exercising, getting enough sleep –– but knowing and doing can be two different things. Even when we are obviously  suffering negative effects of self-neglect, it is easy to indefinitely delay simple changes that could substantially improve…

Stress Management Tips and Strategies

If you are feeling overloaded with too much to do, acknowledge that you cannot do it all at once! To help you better prioritize, make a list of your tasks and give each the following designation: Do, Delay, Delegate or Dump. Remember to breathe. Try standing up and stretching your arms upward as you breathe…

Errant Coping Styles, or How We Might Trip Ourselves Up

Personal and job-related stress can range from “daily hassles” (e.g., traffic jams) to more serious problems such as an illness or death in the family. Some of the stressors that might fall in between: depression, anxiety, or phobias; couples’ or family issues; unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse; decreased work productivity; or conflict with a colleague…