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EDMONTON HYPNOTHERAPY-STEVE'S STORY-ANGER MANAGEMENT 

"The path is clear. No more excuses for my anger. No more fuming and scheming to get even.  Every area of my life has improved, thank you Terri."  Steve, F Edmonton

Steve is a 57 year old divorced tradesman, with two grown sons. He has had his own successful company for most of his adult life. After completing his ticket, he bought into a company, turned it around and eventually became the owner. While he has some excellent business acumen he lacked the skills to manage his employees well. He often became angry and frustrated with his staff, especially with apprentices who rarely met his high standards. His method of dealing with people was often abrasive, rude and demeaning.

Steve was brought up by a single father who had high expectations of his three sons. A widow, his father often felt overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising his sons while managing a small business. Steve did not see his father as an alcoholic but acknowledged that his father used alcohol to manage stress. During his binges he was emotionally abusive and on occasion used physical punishment. Steve, the oldest child in the family, was often the brunt of his fathers’ rages.

Despite his childhood experience, Steve has great respect for his fathers’ intention to raise “hardworking men.”  His relationship with his father has improved over the years but Steve was clear that he was repeating a dysfunctional pattern. He was clearly frustrated but also embarrassed by his behavior at work. He was concerned that he was developing a reputation in his industry of being a difficult man to work for.

When Steve asked for support his main goal was to develop healthier interactions at work. Like many others who consider this work Steve was hoping for a quick fix. He initially refused the idea of success planning and hung up during the initial telephone consultation. After two apprentices requested new placement he called again to inquire about services. Steve again became irritated with program requirements and left the consultation call prematurely. One year later, after several incidents with his grown sons that resulted in them refusing to speak with him, Steve again requested support. This time he was ready to work.

Steve worked hard over the next  several months, although on several occasions, he did quit, feeling angry with his lack of progress. However, he always returned to the process, with new insights and a renewed determination to improve. Despite his frustration, each time he disengaged, he found that he was using strategies that were slowly and incrementally improving how he managed work and personal relationships.

As indicated above, today Steve believes that he has “broken the cycle” and feels that every area of his life has improved. While his initial goal centred around healthier interactions at work, the progress he is most proud of his improved relationship with his grown children. 

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