#3: How to Deal with Anger, and Frameworks for Good Communication
And can positive reframing ever go too far?
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📝 StoicAnixety Cheatsheet PDF: I created a 25-page ebook on anxiety that contains some of the most important principles to start overcoming this affliction. Download cheatsheet here.
😡 A Simple Guide to Stoic Anger-Management: Stoic writer Donald Robertson gives a very concise but practical summary of 10 anger-management techniques used by Marcus Aurelius. Read here.
🤝 3 Pillars of Successful Communication: In this talk, I cover poor communication habits, how to express yourself well in all circumstances, and the model I use to manage conflict. Listen here.
🖼️ Can “Positive Reframing” Go Too Far?
In an ongoing series with Stoic writer Donald Robertson, I asked him if the technique of psychological reframing can ever be overused. Personally, I find that I am very skilled at transmuting setbacks and obstacles into opportunities for gratitude and growth, and I wanted to know if I should use this skill with caution.
🧰 Featured Technique: “The What If Method”
How to Practice the “What If Technique”
🧘♂️ New Course: The Stoic Survival Guide to Navigating Troubled Relationships and Toxic People
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The next course that I will be released is a 10-day deep dive into difficult relationships. It will be coming in 1 week and will join the existing course library, which features courses on social skills, anxiety, and resilience.
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