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imagery to help control anger

24 Nov
A woman asks what kind of guided imagery will help her to control her anger, and BR makes several suggestions about where she might start..
Do you have an audio that will help with controlling anger?

Dear Alice,
Actually, we do have guided imagery that specifically addresses Anger & Forgiveness and that imagery is especially good for dissolving long-standing resentments and chronic anger. But the truth is, many of our guided imagery recordings work for help with anger, as long as they are used regularly and consistently.

I remember years ago testing out our guided imagery for Alcohol and Other Drugs on a group of tough prisoners in a recovery meeting, and the first piece of feedback was, "I think this could help me with my anger", a comment that was echoed by several others. I’ve also gotten this comment about our Relieve Stress imagery and our General Wellness too.

I think that simply by relaxing and becoming immersed in supportive, nourishing images; getting a sense of connection with your spirituality; and getting some respite from the everyday nattering in your head (including the chatter about all the resentments and slights) can give you the perspective that you need to interrupt the cycle of anger and irritation. Counseling can help too.

So you may want to try one or two of these audios and see if, over time, there is a change. They work best when you listen regularly and often.

Good luck.

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award