Sometimes a caregiver will encounter anger issues in the Care recipient (cr) the following are tips for the cr to

Try: To manage the anger problems materials try stick with ‘i’ statements to avoid criticizing or placing blame which might only increase tension try to be respectful and specific don’t hold a grudge forgiveness is a powerful tool if you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice but if you can forgive someone who angered you you might both learn from the situation it it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times use humor to release tension lightening up can help diffuse tension try to avoid sarcasm it can hurt feelings at the wrong moment practice relaxation skills when your temper flares put relaxation skills to work practice deep-breathing exercises imagine a relaxing scene or repeat a calming word or phrase you might also listen to music write in a journal or do a few yoga poses , whatever it takes to encourage relaxation know when to seek help learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone at times consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you you might explore local anger management classes or anger management counseling anger management classes and counseling can be done individually with your partner or other family members or in a group request a referral from your doctor to a counselor specializing in anger management or ask family members friends or other contacts for recommendations

Materials: Flat ginger ale cold mint or ginger tea salty snacks – nuts crackers dried fruit lemon drops peppermint or ginger candy board games playing cards videos

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological

Information: n/a

References: Mayoclinic com

Keywords: Anger anger management

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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