THINGS MY THERAPIST WANTS ME TO ...

  1. Feel
    Anger
  2. Avoid
    Turning my anger into anxiety by rationalizing that nothing good can come from anger.
  3. Do
    Sit with my anger and ask myself where do I feel my anger.
  4. Understand
    By turning my anger into anxiety, I am disassociating with my deep inner self.
  5. Connect
    My robotic response to feeling angry with my struggle to be emotionally vulnerable and passionate in intimate relationships. I always utilize my calm logical brain and cut off the fire within.
  6. Practice
    Next time I get angry I should avoid emotional "turtle-ing" and instead connect my brain and body by taking ownership of my anger and moving forward with strength - this is what we call "becoming the hawk"
  7. Be
    The Hawk