Anger can be NEW or OLD

One of our students found herself “going bananas” after a guest innocently left a gate open after leaving her house. Why the extreme reaction, we wondered.

Turns out that she had a “history” with open gates. At age 6, her brother accidentally left a gate open which caused her favorite dog to escape and unfotunately be killed.

Often, current anger triggers can bring forth “old anger” that is stored in emotional centers in our brain.

Whenever you “over-react” to some mild anger trigger in your life, try remembering what “old” issue may be attached to it.

Often, this understanding will help you develop thought skills to deal with current anger and stresses in your life – so that you don’t continue to over-react to it.