Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger is a powerful, but often poorly handled, emotion. Frustration, hurt, annoyance, disappointment, harassment, and threats may all trigger anger. Uncontrolled anger issues can lead to putting yourself and those around you. Knowing how to recognize and express it appropriately can help you handle emergencies, solve problems, and even protect your health. Unexpressed anger can disrupt relationships, affect thinking and behavior patterns, and cause physical problems, such as high blood pressure, heart trouble, headaches, skin disorders, and digestive issues. A counselor can help you manage your anger and develop strategies for positively handling stressful situations in the future.

Signs and Symptoms of Out-of-Control Anger:

  • Feeling like you are constantly “holding in” or repressing your angry feelings
  • Frequent arguments with your family, friends, co-workers, and others
  • Trouble with the law or reckless disregard for the rules
  • Resorting to violent behavior, such as hitting, shouting, door slamming, etc.
  • Threats of violence against people or property
  • Out-of-control behavior, such as breaking things or reckless driving

If you struggle with managing your anger, your counselor will provide you with the tools to self-regulate your aggressive feelings when the need arises. It is usually helpful to address underlying emotions and memories that may be contributing to your distress. Your counselor will show you how to self-regulate your emotions, recognize your triggers, change your way of thinking, be more self-aware, slow your reactions, and acknowledge the negative trends in your behaviors. The path to positive thinking doesn’t have a set timeline but with time and patience, you can learn to control your anger and have a healthier mindset.

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