Anger is an indicator that something doesn't feel right. It isn't fun to feel angry, but sometimes it's easier to feel anger than to acknowledge (and actually feel) all of the vulnerable feelings that sit underneath the anger. Vulnerable feelings like grief, shame, and disappointment can feel uncomfortable and painful. We can sometimes use anger to protect ourselves from feeling this vulnerability and pain.
Are you willing to take a look at what feelings sit underneath your Anger Iceberg?
I’m Elaine Gee-Wong and I'm a therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA.
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