Decreases Anger

meditation-image-99A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology reported that practicing meditation can lower anger levels in individuals highly prone to anger responses. Participants with anger management issues who were taught meditation techniques demonstrated improvement in different anger-related areas including unconstructive coping, trait anger, anger evoked by high-anger situations, and physiological symptoms resulting from anger. Participants also showed improvement when trained in the reduction of negative thoughts. Meditating participants also made less negative self-statements in high anger-arousing situations than non-meditating participants. The study’s findings suggest that meditation is a promising alternative method of anger management treatment.