Anger – A mindfulness approach

Anger – A mindfulness approach

When feelings of anger manifest:

  1. Pay attention to the feeling – Where in your body do you feel it? What kind of feeling is it?
  2. Focus attention on your breathing and notice the sensations in your body change.
  3. Listen to your thoughts but do not engage with them or attempt to silence them. What are your thoughts saying?
  4. When we are offended it us normally because we hold onto a rigid definition of ourselves – so ask yourself who specifically is offended and why?
  5. Be patient, try to observe the anger in the present moment with self-compassion and learn from the experience.
  6. Finish with an aspiration: Say to yourself, for example,
    May I find a way to understand and transform my anger” or “May I deal with the pain I am feeling and help others with their pains