Monday Dec 11, 2023

What Is Your Anger Telling You? Understand and Manage Your Strong Emotions

Title: Empowered Podcast Episode 2 - Managing Anger and Guarding Your Heart During Difficult Times

Introduction

  • Welcome back to the Empowered Podcast.
  • In this episode, we delve into the topics of managing anger and guarding your heart during challenging moments.
  • Leslie and Elise share valuable insights and practical advice.

Handling Anger in Parenting

  • Leslie shares a personal story of her teenage son challenging her.
  • Emphasizes not letting emotions hijack your values as a parent.
  • Discusses the impact of emotions on self-esteem and personal story.

Releasing Anger in a Healthy Way

  • Elise provides tips on releasing anger from your body in a healthy way.
  • Deep breathing and prayerfulness in the moment are essential.
  • Physical activities like running or ice water submersion to calm the nervous system.
  • Writing letters as a form of emotional release.

Communicating with Children About Anger

  • Discussing how to communicate with children about anger, especially in challenging situations like divorce.
  • Emphasizing age-appropriate communication.
  • Modeling healthy self-care and conflict resolution.
  • Encouraging honesty without oversharing.

Guarding Your Heart During Divorce

  • Addressing a listener's question about guarding their heart during divorce, especially in shared church settings.
  • Stressing the importance of protecting your heart and maintaining discretion.
  • Not feeling guilty about setting emotional boundaries.

Conclusion

  • Practical advice on managing anger, communicating with children, and guarding your heart during difficult times.
  • Prioritizing self-care and emotional well-being.
  • Join us in the next episode for more empowering insights.

Resources:

Join Empowered to Change: www.leslievernick.com/empowered

 

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