Michael Gets Mad reflects that anger is a normal and commonly occurring emotion. We all get angry- children, adults and dogs too. How we express and handle our anger matters. Actions involving anger can be constructive or destructive and hurtful for our relationships. Noticing when we are getting angry is central to working with anger effectively. Noticing body signals and thoughts are especially helpful. Body signals include changes in heart rate, breathing, eyes, fingers, chest, arms, legs. Increased tension and pressure often occur with anger. When we notice body signals, we are better able to Calm Down and make good choices. COBRA- COunting, BReathing, Acting Calm is an effective way to help us Calm Down.