Dan Trathen DMin, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Certified Business & Life Coach

3 Skills to Biting Your Tongue

So what are the first 3 skills to the art of biting our tongue?  There are several to assist us in keeping our anger from becoming infectious and destructive.  The main skill in all these suggestions is to interrupt our anger.  Interruptions act like mini “time-outs” allowing us to keep a cool and objective perspective.

1.Try to listen and understand first before reacting out of emotion.  

2.When we feel validated and cared about, we are less likely to escalate.

3.When we feel ourselves getting “hot”, slow down and take a time-out.  If we practice this skill, we will be responsible for calling a “time-in” within 24 hours to seek resolution.

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