In this first module, John discusses what anger looks and feels like.
"If anger is expressed appropriately, it equals energy, intimacy, and serenity. When I say that at a conference, people look at me like I came from another planet, because most people, whether they're clinicians or the general public, they think anger is a negative emotion. And many therapists have been taught that it's not even what people are feeling. The common teaching that most clinicians and you the general public get is that we want to avoid anger, and here's why. From the time we were children, right up to today, most of us carry the notion that anger equals pain. But what I just said is if it's expressed appropriately, it equals energy, intimacy, and serenity. And so the question that everybody asks is how do you express anger appropriately? By the time we finish this course, you will know exactly how to do that, and you will have the answer for that."