Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SOS Help for Emotions

My current professional read is: SOS Help for Emotions - Managing Anxiety, Anger & Depression by Dr. Lynn Clark, Ph.D. It is a book grounded in Albert Ellis' Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It is an easy to read book with exercises and a summary of the main points at the end of each chapter. He states: Manage your Emotions or they will Manage you! Effectively managing our emotions includes: soothing and calming ourselves when update; practicing self-control; managing anger; controlling impulses; expressing emotions in healthy ways; avoiding sustained anxiety, anger and depression; handling inevitable defeats and setbacks in life; preventing negative emotions from dominating our judgment and problem solving. Two additional ingredients for managing our emotions are: tolerating frustration and accepting and valuing ourselves. Learn to soothe your emotions.

Thus far, a good read with some helpful suggestions.

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