Did you know that 30 seconds of deep breathing may fool your body into feeling calm when really you are just waiting to have your frustration re-triggered?  Potter-Effron, author of Healing the Angry Brain, reveals that, in reality, it takes about twenty minutes to let the emotion pass during which time we are most susceptible to having the annoyance come back full force.  The trick is being able to take time after the annoyance to stop and reflect on it's cause, a skill proven to be developed through mindfulness therapy in which neural connections associated with self-awareness are increased.  Visit the counseling center or take part in our hdw workshops to learn these skills and better manage your emotions.