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Dealing with anger

Anger is a common emotion. It is important to understand and be able to manage anger in a healthy way. Use these resources to support your class to explore the emotion of anger and ways to manage it.

Learning intentions

  • Explore feelings associated with anger
  • Discuss practical strategies for dealing with anger.
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Junior cycle
Senior cycle

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40 mins plus discussion

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Minding myself and others
Emotional health
SE Communication

Dealing with anger

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This animation on anger was developed for Jigsaw by students in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
Watch this video in class and ask students to discuss what they just saw, write down reflections or answer a question from the discussion prompt below.

Animation discussion

What physical symptoms, that are a result of anger, are named in the animation?
List 5 exercises that you can try to relieve anger.


Offer a chance of reflection after using the resources above by getting students to refer back to the following questions:
How do you define anger?
What physical feelings are generally associated with anger?
What emotions are generally associated with anger?

Further reading for your students
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How to deal with anger

Anger is a feeling we all experience.
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Ask Jigsaw: Guilty for feeling sad

I was just wondering is it normal to feel your feelings are not valid and unimportant?
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How to ask for help

Whether we are feeling run down, experiencing low mood, or are in crisis we all need to reach out for support sometimes.