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Dr. DeFoore's Healing Anger Newsletter entitled "You're Smarter Than Your Anger"
January 15, 2023

You're Smarter Than Your Anger
How To Take Action From Your Whole Brain

January 15, 2023
Healing Anger Newsletter, Issue #176

Contents of this newsletter

You're Smarter Than Your Anger

You have a brilliant mind, but it is not fully activated when you're ruled by your anger and resentment.

When you move into whole brain processes by focusing on what is good, right, and working, you can access and activate your emotional intelligence. Your anger does not have to "dumb you down." You can be smart and angry at the same time, but only when you're using your whole brain and emotional intelligence.

Let's look a little closer at how this works:

  • Anger operates within the primitive brain, in the "fight" reflex, where you feel like a victim and want revenge and retaliation.

  • When you activate your higher brain functions with the practice of Goodfinding, you can then decide the best course of action to resolve the issues that are bothering you.

  • Your primitive (primary) mind can still operate while your secondary, positive mind is keeping you focused on the big picture, positive perspective. Healthy anger is a whole brain process.

  • This is Goodfinding and emotional intelligence in action.

Think of it this way...

With a big picture, positive focus, your anger becomes your ally, taking you toward your best course of action.

William DeFoore

Begin now by focusing on all that is good, right, and working in you and the world around you. Do this until you start to feel calm and relaxed, then decide what actions you want to take.


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