Anger: socially acceptable?
Although anger is a natural emotion, it is increasingly hard to justify expressing it in most situations. How do you appropriately show anger without potentially losing control or becoming aggressive? These are important questions to ask, and may give us a clue as to how anger impacts us in our daily lives.
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 in any of us through personal responses related to other peoples' behaviours, our interpretation of events, stressful circumstances, physical factors, and accompanying emotions such as fear or frustration.
Once anger presents itself, then it is up to us to decide what to do with it, and how best to deal with it. In rare instances, we may not be able to think before reacting, and the result will be a loss of control.
Will Anger Management help me?
Anger Management can be a useful and helpful process designed to examine your emotional reactions to certain circumstances, and to reflect on what specific experiences may trigger anger within you - and why.
With greater insight into your own unique approach to emotions (and specifically anger), you can discover new ways to deal with triggers when they emerge. Using cognitive-behavioural approaches to Anger Management, you can begin to develop new skills, greater awareness, and greater flexibility to deal with life stressors. 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.
Where can I find Anger Management?
Many counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists provide Anger Management or Anger Counselling. There are also agencies locally that can provide group-based programmes for anger. Dirk Hansen provides Anger Management and Anger Counselling in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. To contact Dirk for an assessment appointment please click here.