What is Anger Management all about?
Anger management is about understanding the causes of our anger and learning strategies and techniques so that we may control our anger and emotions before they result in too many negative consequences.
Anger is a normal human emotion. We may all experience anger when we feel frustrated, hurt, worried, frightened, disappointed or embarrassed.
However, it is the way in which this anger is expressed that may lead to problems in a relationship, at home and/or at work. Anger can also result from misunderstandings or poor communication between people. Anger can cause us to do things in an irrational way, in a way that we may not normally behave. This could include yelling, throwing things, destroying our own and other people’s possessions, criticising others or withdrawing into ourselves and keeping silent.
Anger is often expressed by people when things do not happen the way they want or expect and this can result in an emotion that can range from mild anger or frustration to intense rage. From a health point of view, anger can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure and can result in stress hormones being released.
What happens when your Anger gets out of control
For the most part, we can control our anger and get on with our lives. These are skills we mostly learn early on in life and are important as they allow us to live in our urban culture that is characterised by social interaction.
However, in certain circumstances or at certain times in our lives, we may find that the anger we feel is more difficult to control. This anger can stay with us for a long time and affect us in ways that are negative and unhelpful. Those of us in this situation may subsequently experience anxiety, depression, low self esteem, or problems with drugs and/or alcohol.
Therefore, it is important to manage anger before it gets too far out of hand.
If you feel you would benefit with some help with anger issues please contact us today and let our Anger Management Psychologist help you.