Being Well Podcast: Injustice and Anger
July 30, 2018

On today’s episode of Being Well, Dr. Hanson and Forrest talk about managing one of our most difficult emotions – anger – and how to deal with injustice and anger.

In this episode on injustice and anger, we discuss:

  • The physical and interpersonal costs of anger
  • Distinguishing between skillful and unskillful anger
  • Using anger as a tool to find deeper issues.
  • Relating to anger around issues of social justice.


  • 1:15: The physical costs of anger.
  • 3:40: The interpersonal costs of anger.
  • 5:15: How can we remove the costs of anger without turning into a doormat?
  • 11:00: Finding the line between skillful and unskillful anger.
  • 18:00: Using anger to find our deeper wants and needs.
  • 19:45: What tends to lie under anger?
  • 24:45: Tribal anger and social justice
  • 29:50: The importance of saying “I’m sorry.”
  • 31:50: Tribal leaders and the value of mobilizing anger.
  • 33:55: Outraged vs. enraged
  • 35:45: Recap

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