In The Surprising Purpose of Anger, Marshall Rosenberg points out how our anger alerts us to our unmet needs and carries an important message and energy for us to harness. Anger can be a powerful tool for self-awareness and conflict resolution when we listen to its wisdom and identify the needs it’s going to bat for.
Instead of suppressing or reacting destructively to anger, we can use it as a wake up call and guide to understanding and addressing our deeper emotional and relational needs. In this week’s podcast episode we explore the role of conscious anger in our lives, and how to use it in more relational and nonviolent ways.
You can listen here, through Spotify, Apple podcasts or any other podcast player of your choice.
Want to just skip to the good parts? Here are the show notes:
Show notes for Conversations from the Heart Podcast #3: Aug. 16, 2023:
[3:57] What do you do when your friend stops communicating with you?
[22:08] Communicating with an increasingly aggressive elder parent—how to approach this authentically
[34:43] Diving deeper into taking your problems in a professional, private setting
[49:53] Separating the difference between an expression of intensity and intense emotion expressed in a self-responsible way
[52:55] The wisdom behind anger
[57:21] Let’s talk about competition and awakening the feelings long buried
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