Streaming issues? Report here
Just the Hits generic CapeTalk Just the Hits generic CapeTalk
Just the Hits
10:00 - 11:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Inside EWN
See full line-up
Just the Hits
10:00 - 11:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle
fiber_manual_record
Opinion

How to cope with your growing anger during lockdown

7 May 2020 12:39 PM
Tags:
Psychology
Mental health
Kieno Kammies
Anger Management
Emotions
anger
controlling your emotions
Dr G
regulating emotions
deep-seated anger
Situational anger
temporary anger

Kieno Kammies asks a psychologist for advice and practical tips on regulating our emotions, especially our anger.

F***!

After six weeks of lockdown – with conditions forced on us – many people are more than merely fraying at the edges.

Anger, frustration, anxiety, depression… ANGRY!!!

pexels.com

Right now, more than usual, it feels like social media is full of videos of angry people losing their minds, some erupting in violence.

Kieno Kammies asked psychologist Dr G about for advice on regulating our emotions and healthy, practical coping mechanisms for anger.

You get different types of anger. There is deep-seated anger – that needs to be treated professionally… It has to do with your upbringing and culture. It has to do with your parents, mostly…

Dr G, psychologist

Situational, temporary anger… you cannot just let your emotions take control of you! It’s wrong to let it go and to lose control… building up lots of steam and letting it off at the slightest provocation… Some people harbour things, others get it off their chests and get on with life…

Dr G, psychologist

It’s not about me… he is not angry with me. He’s not doing it intentionally… he could be having a bad day… a medical emergency, late for work, pissed off at his husband…

Dr G, psychologist

Anger is not bad by itself. It can motivate and energise you. It can make you determined and stronger. It can make you survive conditions you would otherwise not survive… If you can channel your emotions… you’ve got a winning recipe!

Dr G, psychologist

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


7 May 2020 12:39 PM
Tags:
Psychology
Mental health
Kieno Kammies
Anger Management
Emotions
anger
controlling your emotions
Dr G
regulating emotions
deep-seated anger
Situational anger
temporary anger

More from Covid-19 coronavirus explained

Coronavirus Covid-19 South African flag 123rf

SA drops to 10th place as Covid-19 infections surge in Spain and Argentina

25 September 2020 12:10 PM

At its peak, South Africa ranked 5th in the world. The country ranks 13th by the total number of deaths.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Woman saving money piggy bank mask 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Money lessons Covid-19 taught – heed them for a brighter, wealthier future

25 September 2020 10:44 AM

Your financial future – even if you have to start over – could be brighter than it would’ve been without the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

consumer-goods-groceries-shopping-slip-receipt-price-food-inflation-123rf

'Wholesale food prices are coming down. Retailers still charge lockdown prices'

23 September 2020 3:29 PM

"Retailers were quick to hike prices but slow to lower them,” says the Competition Commission. "There’s a history of this."

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rands

Covid-19 resurgence in Europe smashes South African rand off its pedestal

21 September 2020 6:50 PM

The rand was just recently trading at a six-month high. Arabile Gumede interviews Bianca Botes (Peregrine Treasury Solutions).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Syringe vaccine needle

'A few rich countries have hogged most supplies of future Covid-19 vaccines'

17 September 2020 3:27 PM

Wealthy nations representing 13% of the world’s population already bought 2.7 billion yet-to-be-made vaccines, says Oxfam.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town CBD city centre downtown 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Cape Town CBD skyscrapers: 'We’ll see more of them converted into flats'

15 September 2020 3:13 PM

Cape Town's swanky city centre may soon have far more people living in it, says David Seinker, CEO at The Business Exchange.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200717-facemasks-usjpg

'We're not out of the woods yet' says expert, as Level 1 looks likely for SA

15 September 2020 12:33 PM

Dr Jody Boffa says while the decline in Covid-19 cases is positive, it's important to remember that the rules still apply.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town International Airport-flight-passengers-travel-airline-tourism-123fjpg

Open South Africa’s borders, please! - once-prospering tourism industry

14 September 2020 7:00 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews tourism consultant Gillian Saunders, a previous advisor to former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

covid-19 coronavirus economy 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rf recession

Does Govt have a plan to fix our lockdown-smashed, drowning-in-debt country?

14 September 2020 6:25 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Duma Gqubule, founder at the Centre for Economic Development and Transformation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Restaurant reopen reopening 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

First Thursdays: 'It's back! Come to town - the weather is clearing'

3 September 2020 3:24 PM

"People are tired of staying at home! They want to come out and have fun," says the clearly excited Tasso Evangelinos (CCID).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward