Here are a couple of quotes from Aspergians at Wrong Planet.
“One of the aspects of AS that has been the most difficult for me has been whenever I’m exposed to sensory overload, whether it be noise, crowds, a hectic setting, smells, lights, etc. I seem to be on a hair trigger. ”
“I get a mix of panic and anger when I have sensory overload.”
Since sensory overload can contribute to many people’s anger, Sensory Soothing is another technique that can help us manage our anger.
Identify what types of sensory triggers you’re most susceptible to.
2. Create A Sensory Toolkit. Bookmark the article, 26 Sensory Integration Tools For Meltdown Management, and check out her list of 26 tools. See if any of those would be helpful to you. Then go to my table (in the create a sensory toolkit section of this article), and add any items that are helpful to you.
3. Create a Sensory Diet Integrated Into Your Daily Schedule. Re-read my section about creating a sensory diet. Print out a copy (or copies) of Dr. Sharon Heller’s Daily Sensory Diet Schedule. Choose sensory processing activities that will help you get through stressful points in your day.
Anger Management Technique 3 – Self-Talk
In cognitive behavior therapy, clinicians examine how our thoughts affect our emotions and our behaviors.
I used to have a problem with trying to figure out what I am thinking and then “telling” myself to think differently.
Here’s a better way to think about self-talk.
We’re automatically thinking every moment of our lives.
When we learn to identify our thought patterns it’s like stepping back, and “thinking about our thinking.”
There are thinking patterns that intensify our anger, and then there are more “balanced” thoughts that will neutralize our anger.
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