Anger knows a lot about feeling angry and wants to share what he has learned with you. He has discovered ways to get what he wants and needs when he is feeling angry – without hurting himself, others, or the environment. Angry knows how angry feelings can help him to protect his way of being in the world.
One Way to Use Angry
Use the Feeling Dolls to represent a feeling from inside your body. This is as if to say, “Let’s take the feeling out of our body and look at it, touch it, think about it, and so on. From this position, you may discover that children (and adults are more willing to discuss their feelings and feel less threatened to do so.
With a Anger in your hand say:
“I am feeling angry and this is my anger. What should I do with it?”
For example: talk about it, play with it, throw it away, try to give it to someone else, think about it, try to hide it, etc.
"Our anger is inextricably tied to our sense of authority. It can motivate and mobilize us to take action, to speak out on our own behalf, to stand up for what we think and believe. When anger is express appropriately it is a way to clarify and assert our thoughts, feelings, and needs. It awakens our healthy protectivenss and strength. It's a way for us to recover ourselves."
Stephanie Marston, If Not Now, When?