Anger triggers can be numerous, but a few may include :
Once your teen is aware of their anger triggers, they can choose to alter their environment or alter their response to that environment. Assist your teen in better monitoring the feelings and bodily sensations they experience when becoming angry. Ask your teen to be aware of how their body feels before, during and after they experience anger. If it helps, tell them to write those feelings down.
Teenagers should do their best to try to interpret the situation that makes them angry from a different point of view. This is called cognitive restructuring. They can do this by:
Recognizing cognitive distortions, such as:
Using logic to counteract strong emotions. Teens should logically debate their assumptions, as logic counteracts anger. For example, they should ask themselves, "Is the world really out to get me?" or "What is the likelihood that everyone hates me?"
Substituting a happy or funny mental image to interrupt anger producing thoughts. Your teen should try to find something humorous about the situation and tell themselves that they will "laugh about this later."
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