In order to make effective positive change, it is essential to look at the factors which help to keep the problem going. Once we've identified those factors, we can then target each factor and start to make positive changes.
Using the example of a simple clockwork mechanism, we can see how the smaller cogs keep the large central cog turning. If there's a problem with any of the cogs, then the whole mechanism will grind to a halt.
Vicious Cogs of Anxiety
Vicious Cogs of Depression
Vicious Cogs of Anger
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Print a blank Cogs PDF and fill in the factors that keep your anger going.