Anger Management

Anger Management

Do you lose control when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure go through the roof when your child refuses to listen to anything you say? Anger is a common and even healthy emotion that we can all have. What matters is how we deal with and manage it. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health, career and job productivity and your relationships with your loved ones.

It can be very difficult to admit you get angry, especially when it gets out of control and damages the relationships with the ones we love.

When do you know anger is a problem for you and worth addressing?

  1. When you feel anger is affecting multiple areas of you life
  2. Your having trouble finding joy and living in the present.
  3. You find your anger is hurting your loved ones.

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be time to consider anger management therapy. Anger management is a type of therapy that works on developing positive coping and communication skills.

Anger Management has proven to be effective for the following types of individuals:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Acute stess disorder or PTSD

In therapy you may be asked questions such as:

  • What triggers your anger?
  • What are you really angry about? Is the intensity of your anger appropriate for the situation?
  • Is there perhaps an underlying emotion underneath your anger ? Embarrassment? Guilt? Shame? Fear? Anxiety?  How was anger and other emotions displayed growing up?
  • How does anger feel physically in your body?

It can be comforting to know anger issues aren’t uncommon and the first step towards change is an admittance of the problem. Learning to stop isn’t as simple as some may think, but together we can come up with a game plan tailored exclusively to you.

My practice uses CBT interventions which have been found to have more favorable outcomes than any other therapy approach in reducing stress, anxiety, PTSD, perfectionism and most importantly the treatment of anger.

If you or someone you know is experiencing anger management issues, contact Minds at Peace today for a free consultation.