Being Well Podcast: 7 Ways Past Anger
August 6, 2018

In this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest conclude the strength of Calm with an episode dedicated to exploring seven ways we can go about working with anger skillfully.

In this episode on anger, we explore:

  • Understanding its costs
  • Avoiding speaking or acting from a place of anger
  • Finding simple ways to realize and reduce our priming
  • Reacting in proportion
  • Being conscious of fault-finding
  • Slowing down
  • Moving past righteousness


  • 0:35: Understanding the costs of anger
  • 3:05: Never speaking or acting from anger
  • 6:15: Reducing the priming for our anger
  • 7:00: Reacting in proportion
  • 10:00: Avoiding the habit of irritability
  • 14:20: The tendency of fault-finding
  • 16:30: The pitfalls of various kinds of talent
  • 18:10: The story of the two monks
  • 21:30: Know our near-enemies
  • 24:30: The biology of slowing down
  • 29:50: Walking away from excessive righteousness
  • 33:00: Moral outrage in society
  • 37:20: Recap on working with anger

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