Anger: what is socially acceptable?
Although anger is a natural emotion, it is a challenge expressing it appropriately in most situations. The question is often asked: "How do I appropriately show anger without losing control or becoming aggressive?" This is important to ask, and can give you a clue as to how much anger impacts you in your daily life.
Where does Anger come from?
Anger emerges from within and is unique to each individual. For some, it can be difficult to predict and in some cases difficult to control. Generally, anger can be triggered through your personal reactions related to peoples' behaviour, unexpected events, stressful circumstances, or physical factors like fatigue or low tolerance for frustration.
Once anger presents itself, then it is up to you to decide what to do with it, and how best to deal with it. In rare instances, you may not be able to think before reacting, and the result will be a loss of control.
Why some events, behaviours of others, or circumstances trigger anger in you is an important and complex question to explore in Counselling. Factors to include in that discovery can be: the modeling of your parents and significant others, deep set beliefs about the world and your place in it, or low tolerance to cope with stress, frustration or change.
Will Anger Management/counselling help me?
Anger Management can be a useful and helpful process designed to examine your emotional reactions to certain circumstances or events, and to reflect on what specific experiences may trigger anger within you - and why.
My approach is designed to offer you better insight into your emotions (and specifically anger), so you can discover new ways to deal with the triggers when they emerge. Using Cognitive-Behavioural approaches to Anger Management, you can learn to develop new skills, greater awareness, and greater flexibility to deal with life stresses. Learning new behaviours and strategies for managing life's challenges can have a positive impact on your approach to anger and how you express it.