Anger Management

Anger is a normal human emotion and most people have experienced it at some point during their life but anger management allows you to control the severity and frequency of any emotional outbursts.

It is an extremely powerful emotion and is nature’s way of allowing people to protect themselves against a perceived attack or threat. It is the mismanagement of anger that causes problems.

An angry outburst can have many negative consequences, including damaging relationships, causing problems at work, domestic abuse, road rage and violence.

The goal of anger management is to control both the emotional feelings and physiological arousal that anger creates. Recognising anger and learning to express it in the correct way can help individuals handle emergencies and solve problems easier.

The key is to learn how to react calmly when something causes those feelings of anger, without lashing out, shouting or becoming violent.

Anger issues are recognised as potentially damaging:

  • Chronic anger – Ongoing, prolonged anger can affect the immune system and result in other mental health issues.
  • Passive anger – When people express their anger in a passive way it often affects relationships.
  • Overwhelmed anger – Caused when an individual feels there is simply too much to cope with.
  • Self-inflicted anger – When anger is directed toward yourself due to guilt, it can be mentally damaging.
  • Judgmental anger – Directed towards others, the feeling of anger usually comes with resentment.
  • Volatile anger – Leading to violent outbursts, this form of anger can be troubling for loved ones.

If you don’t learn how to manage your situation, it can lead to physical and mental health problems.

Symptoms

* Aggressive behaviour

* Hostility

* Explosive outbursts

* Social withdrawal due to anger

* Verbal or physical abuse

* Tense muscles

* Clenched jaw

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Anger can be caused by both internal and external events and if it starts to interfere with an individual’s everyday life and relationships, help should be sought.

Some of the most common causes  include frustration, hurt, threats, annoyance, harassment and disappointment.

Other physical conditions found to initiate anger can be fatigue, hunger, hormonal conditions and sexual frustration. Each person is different and may react to certain conditions more than others.

If the following has happened, you may benefit from professional anger management help:

  • Your behaviour has led you to break the law.
  • You are violent towards your partner, family or other people.
  • You deliberately break things or damage property.
  • You regularly argue with those close to you.
  • You feel angry constantly but feel unable to express yourself.
  • You feel out of control when you are angry and are worried about what you might do.

Treatment

Mindset coaching for anger

Mindset coaching is extremely useful for the treatment of anger. Mindset coaching usually involved a variety of modalities such as positive psychology, NLP, CBT, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. This coaching can give you the skills needed to relax and access your unconscious mind to discover the true, root cause of the anger.

Problems often stem from the past so hypnotherapy will focus on root causes . Those past experiences that shaped your behaviour and belief system.

The coaching will utilise your subconscious mind in order to resolve the anger. Doing this may involve relaxation techniques and suggestions to help control your outbursts.

You will learn techniques which allow you to remain calm in stressful situations, and substitute  outbursts for focus and calmness.  Feeling calmer in stressful situations helps you to think more clearly so you can react in a more appropriate way.

The number of anger management coaching sessions you will need depends on your individual circumstances but is often around 3 sessions.

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