As a mental healthcare professional, I work with a variety of interdisciplinary teams collaborating on best treatment for complex patient co-morbidity which often include mental health and medical concerns. Every so often I get pulled aside for a personal or family-related consult from attending healthcare providers. The conversation often...
“The intensity of anger I felt at my infant son… shocked me awake. I had to do something about my anger.”
“Compassion allows us to be moved by suffering… and experiencing a desire to alleviate that suffering.”
“When I stopped blaming other people for my anger, or beating myself up for having it, I could use anger management tools and help others do the same… Over time all those terrifying emotions stopped being so terrifying and start being normal human feelings that we can work with.”