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8 Unconscious Beliefs that Hide Behind the Aggression that manifest itself as Domestic Violence

8 Unconscious Beliefs that Hide Behind the Aggression that manifest itself as Domestic Violence

As a child, I was the unfortunate childhood witness to domestic violence. Those events shaped who I have become today, and as a mental health practitioner and a student of anger, conflict and domestic violence I see the world through different lenses. One set of lenses is that of the child who heard my mothers’ […]

Eight Reasons We Don’t Really Need Anger Management Classes

Eight Reasons We Don’t Really Need Anger Management Classes

When an individual presents with frequent anger, it has become embedded in our culture to assume they need anger management classes. This position is misleading. While anger is a normal human emotion, chronic anger has many varied causes which, if not correctly diagnosed and treated, can lead to social, emotional and medical problems. With the stakes so […]

3 Reasons Why We Must Rethink How We Resolve Anger & Conflict

3 Reasons Why We Must Rethink How We Resolve Anger & Conflict

Access to and comfort with the indiscriminate use of lethal weapons There was also a time when children would resolve disagreements were their fist,  rocks and sticks. Incidences like Columbine have taught us that this is no longer the case.  Unfortunately lethal weapons are more accessible now than ever—anyone can get their hands on one.  There appears to […]

7 Reasons Anger and Conflict still exist within in the Workplace

7 Reasons Anger and Conflict still exist within in the Workplace

Inefficient organizational systems In order for there to be a productive, efficient, safe and healthy work environment, employees need clearly defined expectations and instructions on how to carry out their daily tasks. A supportive environment coupled with clear explanations can eliminate ambiguity, confusion and ultimately conflict. Without clear expectations employees will become frustrated and leading […]