The Positive Life Force of Anger
This episode’s guest is a community favorite! Non-violent communications expert Sarah Peyton returns with an invitation to reimagine the power and importance of anger.
This episode will surprise and delight you as she walks you through Time Travel Empathy and shares new insights into the healing power of anger, yes anger, including:
• Why anger is more than an ‘either-or’ choice and how working with anger can help you heal
• Why predatory aggression is not the same as anger and the critical distinctions you must know
• How to work with anger as a positive life force for change
• And my favorite moments are her profound insights into the subtle, and essential difference between ‘anger at’ and ‘anger that.’
• Plus so much more…
Sarah Peyton is an international speaker and facilitator, with expertise and passion for weaving together neuroscience knowledge and experiences of healing that unifies people with their brains and bodies.
Sarah’s work is funny, touching, and filled with personal stories and up-to-date research. Her presentations change lives and invite self-acceptance and self-compassion. You can learn more about Sarah Peyton and her new book ‘Your Resonant Self’ plus her remarkable work at www.yourresonantself.com and empathybrain.com.
Listen to this transformational interview Friday, November 16, at 7 PM ET and later in podcast and video at http://www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Anger Transcripts available at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com. The information provided on The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only.
Sarah Peyton, a popular return guest and one of Sharon’s favorites, Sarah begins by touching a bit on our use of language and how it frames meaning, the way we use words in connection with ourselves and how much of what we say and how we say it is important.
0:05:27.9 This episode is devoted to the subject of anger ─ what it is, how repressed anger can affect us, and how to get rid of it; the importance of anger, “clean anger”; “anger that” instead of “anger at”; and what it does to our immune system if we have contracts that anger is off-limits “no matter the cost to myself”
0:14:58.7 At this point, Sarah walks Sharon through a process called “Time Travel Empathy” where they step through time and space to the original experience of receiving someone’s anger in order to process the “scary” memory and reclaim the positive life force of anger.
They also go through a process of acknowledging what needs to be acknowledged and releasing ourselves from unconscious contracts and sacred vows we’ve made to ourselves.
0:30:09.7 Now, they dig deeper into the distinction between “predatory aggression” and what anger is and discuss the important distinction between “anger that” and “anger at” citing examples and conversations to illustrate them.