Have you ever felt blindsided by a discussion that escalated into a full on blow out with no warning? Someone said something that triggered a rapid fire response of harsh words and you’re left standing there in a cloud of chaos wondering what exactly just went wrong. If you are alive on this earth you have probably experienced this once or twice in your relationships.
Some common physical sensations that spring up immediately may be sweating, muscle tension, grinding of the teeth, clenched fists and change in body temperature. If you find yourself in a heated encounter with adrenaline powering through your body and your blood pressure is pumping at over 100 you can also expect to experience the fight or flight sensation. We would be kidding ourselves if we thought angry encounters didn’t have lasting physical effects on our bodies.
Those who continuously experience high levels of anger generally have double the chance of coronary artery disease and triple the chances for a heart attack. Some even believe that unmitigated anger plays a more definitive role contributing to early death than smoking or obesity.
So how do we guard against these physical and emotional storms? What is the best way to effectively deal with an angry person? This Thursday on March 29, 2012 there will be an extraordinary workshop where you can learn:
How to fight fair
How to ask for what you want
How to diffuse an angry conversation
Life is too short to spend our days wandering in the land of animosity or being tossed in the oceans of outrage. Instead of exasperation opt for education and watch hissy huffs of hatred simmer down into healthy productive conversation. Relationships can be some of the most positive forces in one’s life. Learning how to navigate through the trials and temptations for angry outbursts can prove to be powerful life lessons. For truly it is self discipline that bears the fruit of relational peace and harmony.
How to Talk to Your Ex (or anyone else)
Without Getting Vexed
DATE: Thursday ~ March 29th, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Marina Del Rey
Call for Registration & Directions 310-818-1473
SPONSORS: The Concordance Project
Dennis Cohen Esq. Mediator / Family Law Attorney Settlement Works
Greta Hassel MFT and NVC Coach