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Re: Anger Management

Must be something in the air, I've been a real B#c!t all day, I'm just looking for someone to hurt ;-)

Seriously though, a good workout usually does it for me and for me a good workout is a spinning class.



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So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something. I am hoping you guys can help me brainstorm some solutions...

Very simply, how do you release aggression/sadness/negative energy, specifically here in Switzerland? Are there fun activities you do or certain places you go to that immediately improve your attitude? I have already mulled over drinking myself into a stupor and/or running it out (not necessarily in that order though...), so no need to mention those.

Perhaps there aren't Switzerland-specific solutions, but I am hoping for some. Thanks in advance.
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I taught myself to Juggle and it's a great way of getting all that anger out. I think any kind of physical exercise is good, it clears things out of your head.

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I taught myself to Juggle and it's a great way of getting all that anger out. I think any kind of physical exercise is good, it clears things out of your head.
That sounds like an excellent distraction. I might try and persuade my wife to... oh, juggle, you said?

Sorry. Misread it for a moment there...
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I dance around my living room and hall. In fact I can do a shimmy from the living room right through to the kitchen. Put on some good music and dance. Gets rid of bad mood in me. And as I am on my own, I don't care how I dance!!

If that doesn't work, talk to an imaginary person and have arguments with them.

Or have a nice hot bath and a cup of tea!! Or a large vodka and tonic!!!

Or do all three at once, except it's difficult to dance in the bath....
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today, i was once again, angry!
very angry!
so...
40 minutes on the spinning bike (luckily someone was able to herd the kids for that time) and i feel a bit better.

so now i get to make lunch for everyone - as i am of course the resident slave (grrrr.. its starting again.. ....)
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So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something. I am hoping you guys can help me brainstorm some solutions...

Very simply, how do you release aggression/sadness/negative energy, specifically here in Switzerland? Are there fun activities you do or certain places you go to that immediately improve your attitude? I have already mulled over drinking myself into a stupor and/or running it out (not necessarily in that order though...), so no need to mention those.

Perhaps there aren't Switzerland-specific solutions, but I am hoping for some. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Anger Management

I practice Korean martial arts (Kuk Sool Won specifically in my case, but any "defensive" rather than "offensive" type of art might do). It heals my mind, wiping out all negative thoughts, teaches me to focus and never give up, while providing an excellent source of exercise.

When you are handling a sword, you need to be 100% focused on it and nothing else, otherwise you may get hurt and, even worse, hurt others, therefore I find it an excellent stress relief method. I have punched and kicked many a bag when stressed out/ angry about something

P.S. By "defensive" art I mean those types of martial arts whose primary goal is self defense rather than attack.

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So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something. I am hoping you guys can help me brainstorm some solutions...

Very simply, how do you release aggression/sadness/negative energy, specifically here in Switzerland? Are there fun activities you do or certain places you go to that immediately improve your attitude? I have already mulled over drinking myself into a stupor and/or running it out (not necessarily in that order though...), so no need to mention those.

Perhaps there aren't Switzerland-specific solutions, but I am hoping for some. Thanks in advance.
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In Switzerland, I guess there is no special way to help you out but you could try to milk a cow and then assemble a watch while eating some delicious milk chocolate. All of this should make you forget about all the other emotions...
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I practice Korean martial arts (Kuk Sool Won specifically in my case, but any "defensive" rather than "offensive" type of art might do). It heals my mind, wiping out all negative thoughts, teaches me to focus and never give up, while providing an excellent source of exercise.
It might be a very stupid question but...

Does this martial art exist without using a sword ?
Do you know of any other smiliar martial art without any accessory ?
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It might be a very stupid question but...

Does this martial art exist without using a sword ?
Do you know of any other smiliar martial art without any accessory ?
Tai Chi moves are martial arts moves slowed down, down involve weapons and do wonders for stress relief. They don't give you the same satisfaction as hitting the &*#$ out of something when angry though.
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Re: Anger Management

Hi All,

Anybody ever try EFT or tapping - supposed to have a similiar effect to acupuncture but costs nothing and takes a few minutes.

Maybe a placebo effect but it calms me a bit.

Just a thought.

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It might be a very stupid question but...

Does this martial art exist without using a sword ?
Do you know of any other smiliar martial art without any accessory ?
In this art, at the beginning stages you don't use any weapons, but training in several weapons (sword, staff, others) is required once you get your black belt and move up to second, fourth, third degree black belt and so forth. I don't have my black belt yet, but have started the testing process (there are several tests required to get it, and the fact that my instructor is back in California is somewhat slowing down the process), but having a keen interest on swords I asked and obtained permission to slowly begin that type of training.

On the other hand, I hate sparring and competing in tournaments, so we have gone slow on that end. My instructor's policy has always been to let me progress at my pace, while making sure I was meeting the minimum requirements of my level - my point is, while I still dislike sparring, now I can handle some of it better than if it had been pushed onto an "unwilling me". I guess you could make the same point about weapons.

In any case, I am sure others will be able to suggest/recommend other weapon-less arts
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So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something. I am hoping you guys can help me brainstorm some solutions...

Very simply, how do you release aggression/sadness/negative energy, specifically here in Switzerland? Are there fun activities you do or certain places you go to that immediately improve your attitude? I have already mulled over drinking myself into a stupor and/or running it out (not necessarily in that order though...), so no need to mention those.

Perhaps there aren't Switzerland-specific solutions, but I am hoping for some. Thanks in advance.
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Tai Chi moves are martial arts moves slowed down, down involve weapons and do wonders for stress relief. They don't give you the same satisfaction as hitting the &*#$ out of something when angry though.
Tai Chi uses sword work. And hitting the &*#$ out of something with Tai Chi happens very, very quickly. I fully agree about it doing wonders concerning stress release. It's a very difficult art through which to master control and hence delightful when the way is found. Channelling such pent up energies through Tai Chi is a perfect response, and can be done there and then in the moment.

I recommend it to anyone, but not in a fitness studio. That's just stretching.

When base emotions come on strong, go infantile for a few seconds. Find a place to yell "I'm so frikkin' angry right now!" at the top of your lungs. Repeat until you feel better. Ruminating is not good for ya, unless you're a camel.
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Tai Chi uses sword work. And hitting the &*#$ out of something with Tai Chi happens very, very quickly. I fully agree about it doing wonders concerning stress release. It's a very difficult art through which to master control and hence delightful when the way is found. Channelling such pent up energies through Tai Chi is a perfect response, and can be done there and then in the moment.
Basically like boxing then (except of the sword)...
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Re: Anger Management

I'm angry at the world at the moment, unfortunately my melt-down came at the dentist today! If the other person hadn't have done such aggressive body language I'm sure I wouldn't have flipped. Saying that, "who knows". I was exhausted afterward. Wonder if my bill will be higher?
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I'm angry at the world at the moment, unfortunately my melt-down came at the dentist today! If the other person hadn't have done such aggressive body language I'm sure I wouldn't have flipped. Saying that, "who knows". I was exhausted afterward. Wonder if my bill will be higher?
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So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something. I am hoping you guys can help me brainstorm some solutions...

Very simply, how do you release aggression/sadness/negative energy, specifically here in Switzerland? Are there fun activities you do or certain places you go to that immediately improve your attitude? I have already mulled over drinking myself into a stupor and/or running it out (not necessarily in that order though...), so no need to mention those.

Perhaps there aren't Switzerland-specific solutions, but I am hoping for some. Thanks in advance.
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