Tips to Control Rage so You Never Have a Meltdown like This One
The Doctors are joined by psychotherapist and author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul Think, Act & Be Happy,” Dr. Mike Dow. Check out this shocking video of a woman’s out-of-control rage at the gym.
She allegedly threatens to kill the gym worker, destroys a computer and has a complete public meltdown. Dr. Dow shares his tips on how to prevent having a rage-fueled adult temper tantrum:
Rage Tip #1: Check your BPM
Monitor your heart rate. There are many wearable devices you could use to keep check of your BPM (beats per minute). If your heart is going over 100 BPM, you need a time out. Take a deep breath, walk away, and wait until you feel or your watch tells you that your heart rate has dropped.
Rage Tip #2: Remember H.A.L.T. Acronym!
Ask yourself are you hungry, angry, lonely or tired? If you answer yes to any of those questions, allow yourself a moment to calm down. Then come back and have an adult conversation when you're ready.
OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry points out that if you are on the other side of an adult freak out, disengage and walk away as best as you can.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares that an estimated 7% of the population has intermittent explosive disorder moments. If you are prone to these, find ways to deal with it and if needed, get professional help.