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Anger management therapy is intended to help individuals recognise their stressors and learn how to better manage them. While anger is a normal emotional response, if you find yourself feeling that your anger leaves you out of control, it may be having a negative impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of yourself or those around you.
Often, cycles of anger include a period of regret following rage. This regret may negatively impact your wellbeing, acting as a catalyst for the cycle to begin again. If you believe you have a quick temper, regularly feel rage, or frequently perform destructive behaviours, you may benefit from learning how to control anger and channel your emotions through positive channels.
What Is Anger Management?
Anger management therapy helps to prevent the onset of anger by reducing the emotional and physical responses that trigger it. It is not intended to suppress anger. Avoiding all anger is extremely unhealthy and is not possible at all under certain circumstances. However, by learning to control your initial emotional responses, you can help curb excessive anger and learn to respond to tense situations in a constructive, positive and socially appropriate manner.
Is Anger a Mental Health Disorder?
Excessive anger is not a mental disorder. However, it is related to several mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and addiction. Anger management may also be an issue to individuals who have a history of physical, emotional or sexual abuse, or with ongoing difficulties, such as work or relationship stress, or financial problems.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms?
Anger stems from numerous sources, such as perceived failures, frustrations, or feelings of injustice. Anger can be externalised in the form of tantrums, verbal arguments, or aggression towards others. Alternatively, it can be internalized, such as withdrawal or depression.
While anger is generally expressed through occasional outbursts, certain signs are indicative of a problem with excessive anger. These include, but are not limited to:
Alcoholism in an attempt to deal with anger or its underlying problems
Ignoring or refusing to speak to other people
Being aggressive to those around you (threatening, shouting, swearing or being violent)
Becoming angry when having to compromise or reach an agreement
Difficulties with expressing emotions in a positive way
Drug addiction in an attempt to deal with anger or its underlying problems
The true cause of your anger may be obscured by other issues or concerns. This is why we can help you through our anger management therapy. We can help you to discover your anger’s root causes through our holistic approach.
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
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