Volcano anger management

by Katie Wise, M.Ed., LPCC
(Corbin Kentucky)

Anger outbursts are as destructive as a volcanic eruption. Many clients, young and old, feel better once they erupt and have little insight into the path of destruction that was left in the wake of the anger outburst. I have had success in assisting my clients in acquiring that insight by using a coloring page of a volcano (downloaded from the internet searching for free volcano coloring pages. I begin with talking about the devastation of a volcanic eruption and if I have access to the internet I will watch video clips of destructive volcanic eruptions and relate that to the anger outbursts. The client then colors the volcano coloring page and together we label the various levels of anger beginning at calm at the base of the anger progressing up to the rage at the top of the volcano as the eruption. Then we discuss what things trigger his Laval level to climb up to the level of eruption and finally together identify ways to vent out the pressure so that there is not an outburst or volcanic eruption.

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