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Here's another commercial from Terramagne-America, this one for an anger management program that uses vigorous activity.   This idea is replicable with local resources.


"Heave Ho Anger Management Program Commercial"


Anger is a natural and necessary emotion.
We all feel it from time to time.

It tells us when something is wrong
and motivates us to fix that.

But sometimes, it gets a little out of hand.

Have you ever felt so angry
that you just wanted to scream?
Or even hit someone?

Yikes.

Some people like to meditate,
or channel their anger into
other constructive directions.

That doesn't work for everyone, though.

Maybe you'd rather use your energy
to destroy things that need to be destroyed --
after all, you can't make an omelette
without breaking some eggs!

Pulling invasive weeds works
even when your control is low.

Turning compost helps to change
crud you don't need into black gold.

Household demolition makes way
for new construction projects.

Junkyard disassembly takes apart
old things to reuse or recycle their parts.

Cutting firewood takes focus,
but it warms you up twice.

Heave Ho is a productive program
for people who want to learn
how to work with their anger,
instead of against it.

It can also combine well with
other methods of emotional regulation.

Heave Ho Anger Management Program:
for when you just need to destroy some sh*t!

* * *

Notes:

Anger
happens when people don't get their needs met, and it prods them to change that. It is a natural and necessary emotion. People handle it in different ways. Some aim to release it. Others channel it into assertiveness or other constructive communication. Some folks find that physical expressions work better for them.

Meditation is a practice of mindfulness, which can help manage anger. Learn how to meditate.

Martial arts are combat systems, but they also teach discipline and self-control. This enables anger management through learning a martial art.

Invasive weeds are plants from another area which spread out of control. Pulling weeds is an effective way to use up angry energy. It also offers a physical model for clearing your head.

Compost is decomposed plant matter, which is so valuable in gardening that it is nicknamed "black gold." Turning compost takes a lot of work, but speeds up the process. It also makes a good basis for emotional composting.

Household demolition is a rough and messy process, but it clears the way for new things. You can write or draw your anger on a wall before knocking it down.

Disassembling things makes it easier to upcycle or recycle the parts. Here's a post on how to take things apart. For children, a toy take apart project can be fun and educational. Follow the steps to dismantle broken toys. Just look at all the loot you can find in this junk!

Cutting and splitting firewood requires the use of sharp tools, so care is needed. However, this exercise is mentioned in one of the most famous sayings about mindfulness: "Chop wood, carry water."

Emotional regulation is an essential life skill. Learn how to influence your feelings and teach other people to manage theirs. One reason why Terramagne-America is a nicer place than local-America is that these skills are widely taught and practiced. You don't have to wreck your life and go to therapy to find them. People put them in TV commercials. If you look at this one, you can see that it's a mini-lesson about what anger is and ways of handling it, which is useful even for the people who don't try out the Heave Ho program itself.

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Date: 2017-05-12 04:01 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
:LIKE:

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Date: 2017-05-12 05:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] across_space_and_time
>> One reason why Terramagne-America is a nicer place than local-America is that these skills are widely taught and practiced. <<

On our distant to-do list: Pamphlets on emotional regulation techniques that aren't just deep breathing or counting to ten or walking away. Walking away (without resolving the problem) is something the house owners used to tell the body when it was young. *That* worked out well. /s

A lot of people have different ways of managing their anger here. I think KM takes a proactive approach in using it as fuel, though it depends on the kind of anger too. We have a few writers who do that. If it's something specific to here-world things that's clouding thinking and also applies to us as a group, then usually people will vent, make a note of it, and leave it to somebody with more emotional distance and a clearer head to handle. It would be a good idea for people to start taking notes on what what works so we have a toolkit to pass on to anyone else in need.

>> If you look at this one, you can see that it's a mini-lesson about what anger is and ways of handling it, which is useful even for the people who don't try out the Heave Ho program itself. <<

Extremely useful, and it's nice to have an example of a commercial that's focused on spreading resources more than taking your money.


... I would love it if these things were widespread on this side of the multiverse. The body's father could use the lessons. So, I imagine, could a lot of similar people.

- Rose

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Date: 2017-05-12 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] readera
Like. Saves for later.

This sounds like a great idea. I need to do handle the lawn. May as well be hands on about it. Thanks for the idea. :)

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Date: 2017-05-12 11:29 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Heh! I ended up building a rockery because I was going through a bad patch... nothing like going all Hulk! SMASH! on rocks to work out those feelings.

One of the reasons I'm easing my way into blacksmithing too.

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Date: 2017-05-13 11:01 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Better than accidentally EMP'ing and entire building's worth of computers, producing a rolling wave of BSOD across the entire network.

Yeah, so did not own up to that one... but lets just say I was having a bad day at work, and hissed "die!" at my computer, and it did..and the one next to it, and the one next to that and so on..

Re: Yes...

Date: 2017-05-13 11:55 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Probably subconsciously deliberate... I was really not at all happy at that job, and at the point of leaving anyway. So I maybe leaned into a bit harder than I meant to.

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