Have you heard about rage rooms where you can go and find a location near you to essentially physically “act out” your stress, anger, and anxiety?
If you live with a really angry spouse should you encourage him/her to visit a rage room?
We believe that rage and anger begets more anger and reinforces neural pathways. While psychology used to think that it was helpful to release anger in that way, we know from neuroscience that the more we express anger, the more angry we get, as we are reinforcing those neural pathways. We help couples regulate their anger by teaching them how to ask for their underlying needs beneath the anger instead of raging, because raging can do irreparable damage to a relationship.
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Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin