From that space, it would seem simple, basic, to change where we place our attention. Placing attention on irrational fear, which usually precedes anger, gives it power.
Jim, practicing focus on the breath, letting go of thought will prepare you for your next visit from anger.
When you can build focus skills to the point where you can let go of the storyline and feel your body sensations, healing will be quick.
When anger arrives, step back, breathe, let go, get to know your body mechanisms and emotions. They are harmless when they become friends.
Here is another tool which may work. Set up a kitty for donations.
Everytime you lose your temper, ante up. Make it so it impacts you financially. Maybe it is a $1, $5, $20. Later, donate this in person to a needy soul.
Money, financial loss may speed awareness.
Example: Someone or something has crossed our path, cut us off, remarked not appropriately, anger arises. Emotionally blood pressure, respiration and heart rate have spiked, tunnel vision, loss of fine motor skills and mental confusion follow.
A choice appears.
We grasp, become angry, maybe enraged or we step back, use the space we have developed and come back to the breath, now.
It seems benign, powerless, simple but the greatest Samurai ever to walk this planet used it.
Someone who killed 62 competitively thought anger a crutch.
Bias brings the ego, thought, and confusion.
In battle, anger never played a part.
Please examine how your anger is used and how a Samurai in lethal danger uses none.
Why is yours needed if not in lethal threat?
Sit quietly, focus, let go, empty the mind, prepare for irrational anger, surrender to it.