Anger is an emotional reaction that impacts the body. A person experiencing anger will also experience physical conditions such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenaline. The emotion of anger is neither good nor bad. Like any emotion, it is conveying a message, telling you that a situation is upsetting, or unjust, or threatening. If your reaction to anger is to explode, that can become a problem because your actions may bring harm to yourself or others.
My aim for anger management is not to suppress feelings of anger, but rather to understand the message behind the emotion and help people to express it in a healthy way without losing control. By doing so you will not only feel better, you will also be more likely to get your needs met, be better able to manage conflict in your life, and strengthen your relationships. Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, the easier it will become.
- Improvements in communication skills
- Focus on problem-solving
- Avoidance of problematic situations
- Cope better with difficult life situations
- Positively resolve conflicts in relationships
- Deal with grief more effectively
- Mentally handle emotional stress caused by illness, abuse, or physical trauma
- Overcome chronic pain, fatigue, and other physical symptoms
- Identification of situations or circumstances in your life that lead to problems
- Awareness of your thoughts and emotions surrounding anger triggers
- Acknowledgement of inaccurate, negative thought patterns
- Relearning of healthier, positive thought patterns
- Recognise anger warning signs and triggers