Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh

Some words from Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Smile, breathe and go slowly.
  • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
  • To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
  • Life is available only in the present moment.
  • Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
  • When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.

Be Mindful, Be Aware

Mindfulness (Awareness)

It essentially consists of self control techniques and routines like watching your breath.

Conditions like anxiety, OCD, drug addiction and depressions are being successfully treated using Mindfulness techniques with a very low relapse rate. What works the most in its favor however is the simple implementation and low cost factor. It is as much a cure as it is a prevention. Hard to think of anybody who might not benefit from Mindfulness.

Controlling Anger

Learning to control our anger is a much needed skill in the high pressure work environments of today. It makes for more harmonious and constructive atmosphere at work, resulting in more job satisfaction and better productivity. Although we cannot control the external factors that trigger our anger we certainly have a say in how we react to them. Below are some simple techniques that are helpful in anger management.

  • Identify the reasons for your anger and the underlying causes. Try to isolate the source(s) of your anger and address it. One at a time.
  • If you feel you are getting angry, remove yourself from the setting for while. Attend to the matter when you are calm.
  • Pick up a physical activity, letting out your stress somewhere else keeps you from pouring it out on people around you.
  • Practice breathing techniques, yoga has proven widely effective for anger management.
  • If your anger is out of control, seek help immediately. Talk to your friends or see a professional.

We must also recognize that there are times when anger is justified and needs to come out. The idea is to control it, divert it productively and not to let it get better of you.

Anger Management

Anger is a normal response to something that is threatening to us. How we manage it determines its effect on us and those around us – positive to catastrophic. Mismanaged anger shows itself in many forms. Road rage, domestic abuse, workplace violence and self abuse to name a few. It is also the major cause of conflict in our personal and professional relationships.

Anger management can help you reduce your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can’t get rid or change the things or people that enrage you but you can certainly control your reactions. At AME we have more than 15 yrs of experience in helping individuals and organizations effectively cope with anger and related issues.

At Anger Management Experts(AME).

We coach individuals to deal constructively with their anger and emotional reactivity.

Anger Management Classes in San Jose

Anger is a normal response to something that’s threatening to us. How we respond to anger is the key to our well being as well as those around us.
Frank Del Fiugo, MA

Frank graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in psychology and received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The JFK University. With more than 16 years’ of experience working…

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