Anger & Stress workshop with Emily Hsu
Managing Anger & Stress over the Holidays
November 27 – January 15, Tuesdays at 7pm (6 classes)
(no class on Dec 25 and Jan 1)
Anger and irritation are a normal part of life for most of us, but they rob us of joy, damage our health and relationships, cause a lot of unnecessary stress and problems, and slow our progress along the spiritual path. We can change these through practicing and modifying our ways of thinking.
The holidays can bring up particular challenges, and old family patterns and resentments often resurface. In this interactive workshop, we will work with practical tools which help us to catch irritation before it escalates into anger and create damage. In this way, we can reduce the intensity of the emotions. We will also learn to understand our anger and irritation better by identifying their underlying thoughts, expectations and assumptions so that we can counteract them.
Some topics covered will include:
- The costs of anger vs. what we get out of it
- How anger arises and what feeds it
- What’s really going on? What lies beneath anger and irritation
- Ways to counteract anger and irritation
- Effective communication
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all six classes and do the exercises both during and between classes. Recommended Reading:
- McKay, Rogers, and McKay, When Anger Hurts
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Healing Anger
- Thubten Chodron, Working with Anger
- Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication
All are welcome.
Suggested donation: $15 per class or $60 for (6) classes if pre-registered or paid in full on first class. Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this. No one turned away due to lack of fees - please contact us to make arrangements.