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6 Steps to Managing Anger in Recovery
By Benhilda Chanetsa Aug 18 2015

"There’s nothing like a temper tantrum to let all your feelings out but, not surprisingly, it also leaves a trail of broken relationships, disturbed sleep, increased anger and a possible return to your old habits. Suppressing your anger is also not ideal. Your anger festers and the stress it puts you through may cause illness, depression and obsessive behavior. Instead, anger needs positive release. Here are 8 steps to help you release your anger safely and productively:"

Read more: http://www.soberrecovery.com/recovery/6-steps-to-managing-anger-in-recovery/


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Anger is just like any compulsive behavior, habit or hangup. Anger is an attempt to regain control over feelings of helplessness, being trapped, frustrated and loosing control. We always try and regain control of our emotional circumstances. All compulsive displaced behavior serves an emotional purpose. Examine your behavior and you will note that whatever the addictive act, it is always preceded by overwhelming feelings of helplessness. The question is do we choose Direct or Displaced Behavior in our response to our feelings. When we scream and yell this is actually an attempt to regain control and it actually works to some degree in that we might temporarily feel better, but at what price? A better alternative is Direct healthy Christ Driven Behavior that honors God. Practice does make perfect and when we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ we absorb His scriptural values which results in regaining control with direct healthy behavior instead of displaced behavior. Always ask yourself (think) does my behavior honor God?

Bottom line: Delegate Christ control (2 Cor. 12:9-10) and Christ will return that control to you (John 14:16) with fruitful values such as self control. (Galatians 5:22-23). This is the behavioral science taught by Jesus Christ in Scripture.

A fool vents his feelings, but a wise person holds them back. Proverbs 29:11
Change your thinking and change your life (Romans 12:2).


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"I am a Grateful Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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