Living Wellness

“How do you Know when you’re Angry?”  I ask the 15 “at-risk teens” sitting in a circle at 8:30 a.m. .   I go around the room, one at a time.


“My heart races”, “my fists clench”, “I get hot”.


“Good.  These are your Early Warning Signals.  When you can identify the signal of your anger before it comes out of your mouth you have a chance to change your behavior.”


“Let’s do the breathing.  Inhale, two three Pause Three heartbeats, Exhale, two, three Pause three heartbeats.” (  you can be guided through the breathing exercise at ).


My vision is to teach Emotional Intelligence as basic curriculum in modern education.


To begin, I’ve been teaching at what I sometimes refer to as both the basement and the penthouse. I’ve been teaching EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE and TAMING YOUR ANGER ( ) in the basement of our educational system for the past year at a Continuation Charter High School for kids suspended from their regular high school.  I call it the basement because these kids have nowhere to fall.  They live in a world of gangs, drugs, violence, poverty, etc.  and some of these kids are changing their behavior: demonstrating more self control and greater Emotional Awareness.   I’m very excited that, in the spirit of “Each One Teach One” some students are now teaching the basic course material to other, new students.   A group of them also volunteered to participate in a documentary to share what they have learned and you can see a clip of it at


I also teach the same work at the penthouse of higher education, USC’s Ostrow School of Dentistry.  The “penthouse” because these extremely bright and competent students  are attending one of the finest schools in the country.  They are learning to better attend to frustrations and anxieties which come up in their training as well as frustrations or anger they may experience in primary relationships.


If you’re interested in finding out more about how to bring this work to your community, please contact me at: 


Views: 72


You need to be a member of Living Wellness to add comments!

Join Living Wellness


WALK ACROSS THE WORLD is a worldwide coordinated program bringing spiritual and community leaders, children and adults into global collaboration to 'Walk for Tolerance & Understanding’. Walker’s distances will be logged throughout the year to culminate annually on October 2nd. Our goal is to have the combined total distance covered on all the walks in a year’s time equal the circumference of our Earth, some 24,800 miles.

Your World

Tell us what actions for Tolerance and Understanding are creating an impact in your part of the world to be featured on Living Wellness' World Map


  • Add Videos
  • View

© 2024   Created by Living Wellness.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service