Anger management

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.

Anger Management Information

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.

Excessive anger is not a mental disorder. However, it is related to several mental health conditions, such as depressionanxiety 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.

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 problem

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.

Uncontrolled anger leads to harmful psychological and physical effects. By decreasing the stress caused by your anger, we can help lower your risk of health issues, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Anger management therapy promotes healthy ways for individuals to express their anger. It will provide you with clear guidelines and teach you how to evaluate and respond to what triggers your anger. It will equip you with the tools you need to deal with stressful situations.

Therapy may take place in one-on-one or group sessions and include relaxation exercises such as meditation, self-awareness, impulse control, and breathing techniques. Our aim is for people to learn how to recognise and control their anger instead of their anger controlling them.

How Can Direct Focus Solutions Help?

We understand how difficult it may be to take charge of your anger and channel it positively. However, we also understand that anger does not have to control your life.

Direct Focus Solutions’ multidisciplinary team of psychologists and other professionals will work with you to develop appropriate coping mechanisms to empower you and help you manage your anger better.

If you are having trouble managing your anger, please reach out to us for assistance. We will help you let go of your anger in a safe, secure environment. With our assistance, you can move towards building a better, healthier, and more satisfying life. Your relationships will improve, and your new sense of calm will help you focus and achieve your goals.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for anger management therapy at one of our clinics in Sydney or Wollongong. Alternatively, we offer Telehealth appointments and can speak to you online, wherever you may be.

Get your life back – take control of your anger today.