posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 12:04 AM
Klonopin always does the trick for me
Seriously though, if meds aren't an option, my therapist taught me this great breathing technique for anxiety attacks (I imagine it has the same
effect on anger)...
Find a comfy chair. Make sure your legs are uncrossed and your feet are touching the floor. Also, have your hands resting on the armchair or in your
Now, close your eyes and take deep breaths, in and out. Focus on nothing but your breathing for a minute or so.
Next, bring your focus to your body. Deeply concentrate, one at a time, how your body is touching the chair, how it feels. Do this also with your feet
and the floor, hands it lap, etc.
After that, slowly focus to the sounds in the room. The air conditioner, the fans, any backround noises (although you want to make sure distracting
things like music and tv are turned off).
Finally, go back to your breathing. Focus on breathing in and out again for a few minutes, then slowly open your eyes. That's it. It should only take
about 4-5 minutes.
Of course if all else fails, watching a funny show or cartoon seems to help too.