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Unemployment and Anger

Use visualization to let go of tension and anger toward job loss.

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Hi, and welcome to managing anger. So no matter where you are on your journey of unemployment, there's a pretty good chance at some stage, even if you haven't experienced that yet, at some stage you will experience a sense of anger and frustration. It's almost an inevitable part of losing anything in our life especially something so big as our job, our career. However, this is sort of unfolding for you. And as we experience that anger, very often we tend to fan the flames of that in our mind. As we begin to feel the anger, we start to feel all engaged, perhaps in a sense of blame thinking about who is responsible for us losing our job. And that can be directed in any number of ways. So we almost get into a cycle of feeling angry about feeling angry, frustrated about feeling frustrated. And that's a really, really difficult cycle to be in. It's exhausting for ourselves. It doesn't feel good. It doesn't feel good for the people around us, either. So really important that we have a way of stepping out of that cycle, where we're able to at least no longer fan the flames of anger and where we can create the conditions for any anger and frustration to subside. So we're gonna do an exercise today, a visualization exercise, which is designed to sort of let go of any tension, any stress, any tightness in either the body or the mind. Of course, it will be that much more beneficial if you go on and do some other exercises courses afterwards, and at the end of this exercise I'll recommend a few that you might like to try. For now though, we're gonna start with our eyes open and you can do this sitting up, or lying down, whichever feels most comfortable for you. And we're gonna start eyes open just a soft focus, aware of the space around you. And whenever you feel ready, just take in a couple of big deep breaths breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. So as you breathe in through the nose, really breathing in filling the lungs with air. And as you breathe out fully exhaling, allowing the body to sink down. And with the next out breath, just gently closing the eyes and just taking a moment to be still. So in closing the eyes, you may become more aware of our thoughts, more aware of our feelings, more aware of sensations in the body. As much as possible just allow all of that to come and go. As you just bring your attention into the body notice how the body feels right now. So if there's a feeling of heaviness, or lightness in the body, feeling of tension or relaxation in the body. And at the same time just beginning to notice how the breath feels in the body. You don't need to breathe in any special way. Just let...


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