by Dr. Larry Nieters, Advisory Board member – To a good friend:  “Wow, you were at the Apple store all afternoon and still didn’t get your phone fixed?  Wasn’t this the third time this month?  You must really be angry—aren’t you?” “No, I’m not angry.” “Wow, how could you not be really angry” “Well, I’m […]

Fight or Flight: The Physiological Response

by Rusty Fleischer and Jerry Medol Anger is the body’s fundamental physiological response to a perceived threat to you, your loved ones, your property, your self-image, your emotional safety or some part of your identity. The “fight or flight” response prepares your body to fight or flee from a perceived threat to your survival. It […]

What is “Staying In Your Power”?

by Rusty Fleischer, Program Director – Frequently when we talk about “staying in your power” at Anger Alternatives, participants in our trainings and workshops give us a very confused look. The confusion usually originates from not understanding the difference between “power” and “control”. So before I talk about “staying in your power”, here is a […]

5 Healthy Characteristics of Anger

In a society where opposition paralyzes our government, mass killings continue to increase and TV talk show hosts spew sarcasm and obscenities across the airwaves, our culture readily labels anger as undesirable, bad and even destructive. Not true.

Anger on its own merits is a wonderful, healthy gift!