Violence is one of the most powerful, yet most inaccurate feelings. Unfortunately, misunderstandings about violence lead to many misdemeanor behaviors. Here seven violence myths should be debunked:
- Violence is a negative emotion.
It is okay to get angry. Violence is a normal, healthy emotion. In fact, a lot of great things come from anger.
Many social injustices have been addressed by those who have become angry. What if Martin Luther King, Jr. was never offended? Feelings of anger can bring positive changes.
- Violence is similar to aggression.
Many people confuse feelings of Violence with aggressive behavior. While feeling Violence is healthy, aggressive behavior is not. There are many healthy ways of dealing with anger that do not involve threats or violence.
Aggressive behavior increases health effect the violence against women. A number of studies exploring violence and health report persistent negative effects. The exact magnitude of the results is difficult to determine, however, medical records usually do not contain important details about violent causes of injury or ill health.
- Violence management does not work.
When people lack the skills to manage their anger, their emotions can cause problems in all areas of their lives. Many relationship issues, career issues, and legal issues result in unhealthy manifestations of anger.
Violence management classes and therapies can be very powerful tools in reducing the outbreak of aggression to individuals. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for Violence management problems.
- Violence is in your head.
Violence involves more than your mind. Think of a time when you were really angry. It is likely that your heart rate has increased, your face has turned red, and your hands are trembling.
Violence elicits a physical response, and is a response that often promotes angry thoughts and aggressive behavior. Learning to relax your body and mind is essential to reduce aggressive outbreaks.
- Venting your temper releases it.
Hitting your pillow, trampling the room, or screaming until your heart’s content actually “releases” your pent-up. In fact, research suggests that actually expressing your anger has the opposite effect. The more you empty, the worse it will feel.
- He gets away by ignoring his Violence.
It is not healthy to suppress your Violence. Smiling to cover your disappointment, negate your feelings of anger, or allow others to abuse you in an effort to keep the peace. Repressed Violence has been linked to a variety of physical and mental health issues ranging from high blood pressure to depression.
- Men are Violence than women.
Research consistently shows that men and women experience the same amount of violence, they simply express it differently. While men’s expressions of anger are likely to be aggressive and impulsive, women are more likely to use an indirect approach, such as cutting someone out of their lives.
Healthy ways to deal with Violence
The best way to deal with violence is to find a healthy way to express it. Turning anger into something constructive, such as positive change or reacting in a vocal manner, is the best way to deal with feelings of anger.
However, before you can express your feelings, you need to understand how you are feeling. Practice identifying when you are feeling frustrated, frustrated or directly angry.
For early warning, see if you feel angry. Take time out of the action to calm yourself before your anger reaches an explosive level. Take a walk or take a deep breath to calm your body and mind.
When you are in a relaxed state, actively take steps to problem-solve and express yourself more productively. By increasing your emotional intelligence, you can say and do what you may regret later.