How can you harness the energy of anger to LOVE YOURSELF and feel confident?
We have been conditioned (and sometimes by experience) to believe that anger is a bad thing or that it is destructive.
While it can turn ugly, let’s get back to Anger’s TRUE intentions: to show us our deeper desires, to protect us, and to give us the embodied knowledge that we are powerful, capable and creative.
Anger gets a bad rap!
We need to reclaim it so we can truly heal and know ourselves, to be back in alignment with our ease and truth.
In this Episode, we explore:
- The messages we get about anger and what stops us from expressing
- The depression, numbness, lack of confidence, shame, physical illnesses and other symptoms that happen when we repress our anger
- Global and community repercussions of not claiming our own anger
- How to work with your own anger to discharge the energy, use it intentionally and constructively
- Respecting the power of anger and it’s true desires: to protect our creative freedom, safety, and where we need to grow
Check out the Healing Experientials to support a completion of your anger/fight responses, feeling more ease in your body as you release the tension of the “red energy.”
This episode comes with three additional experientials which are released in the week following this podcast.
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1:19 Sponsored by YOU, my Patrons
2:42 Disclaimer about Anger
4:06 Connected to the Commitment & Conviction Episode
4:41 My experience
5:41 Story about Anger
12:43 Anger Charged – but not expressed
14:06 What is Anger?
15:29 Energy of Anger – Physiologically
16:12 The Amazing Thing about Anger
16:39 Observations in the Animal World – How Anger is Used
17:03 Let Anger Inform Us
17:12 Anger = Divine Creativity / Energetic Channels that Anger Functions Through
19:50 Anger & Depression
21:00 We can reclaim our Power!
22:42 The Destruction of Holding Anger Inside
22:57 Peter Levine & Somatic Experiencing
24:07 Groups and Repressed Anger
25:09 Anger in Groups – Tavistock Model
25:30 In Family Systems & Constellations
26:21 Shadow Work
26:52 Terror Zones & Areas of Peace – Displaced Anger?
27:56 Being Dependent on others taking their share
28:46 Anger = Red Energy by Maggie Kline
29:32 Messages I’ve received about Anger
31:17 Just because you dismiss it doesn’t make it go away
31:58 It can be Gendered
32:39 Anger unexpressed – Even When Who you’re angry with is not in the room
33:18 Ideas why Anger seems so threatening
36:04 Has Been Paired with Aggression or Violence
37:05 Anger and Shame
37:39 Anger and Abandonment
38:00 “Anger is Childish”
39:16 Abandoning Children or Ourselves when we are Angry
39:33 Videos of Parent staying with Child through tantrums
40:11 Anger can be destructive, of course!
40:56 Alternative Ways to Understand and Use Anger
41:32 Working with Anger in a Loving Relationship
42:13 Anger with a Stranger that’s attacking you
42:57 Anger Energy Release (completing fight responses)
44:25 Working with a Trained Trauma-Informed Professional
45:27 Suggestion – look for professional that’s attuned to developmental dynamics
46:13 When Working with Anger – It can get overwhelming
48:11 What to do with Anger / How to work with it
49:34 Some Basic Tips when working with Anger
51:24 Tangible Tips to work with Anger
51:57 Recommendation: Pendulation and Resourcing First
55:59 Rage Rooms
56:28 Controversy – Turning to Rage and Violence?
57:58 In working through Anger, take off the social-appropriate-ness-lense
59:10 Let’s make it fun!
1:00:23 This Week’s Experientials
1:02:44 The Embody Podcast – More
1:02:56 The Embody Community