Anger Management Counseling
Imagine being able to use anger to make your life and relationships even better and stronger.
Anger management counseling will teach you how your anger can be used to help solve problems instead of creating them. Anger is a healthy and natural emotion and therapy does not try to prevent it but instead to explore, understand and teach you to express it in healthy ways. If you experience anger-shame (feeling ashamed of doing something out of anger) cycles anger management can help you channel this useful emotion favorably.
What is Anger?
Anger is an emotion which includes your state of mind as well as the physiological reactions of your body such as increased adrenaline, heart rate and blood pressure. This is our fight or flight response to something we perceive as harmful or threatening. Just like an animal such as a Tiger may bare its teeth and growl people display similar changes when angry such as in our body posture or tone of voice. We cannot exist without experiencing anger on some level. It is and has been essential to survival for millions of years. When anger reaches the intensity of 5 of 10 and higher (10 being most intense anger) it highjacks our rational brain and we no longer think clearly or have the same checks and inhibitions. That’s a lot of energy percolating – in need of strategies to best funnel and utilize it.
How can anger management counseling help with anger?
Anger management counseling will teach you about anger so that it first makes sense. Our team uses different therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, assertiveness, mindfulness, and looks at some underlying deep-rooted thoughts and beliefs that might be unconsciously impacting you.
Through anger management counseling you will learn to:
- Recognize triggers before your triggered and ways to avoid and prevent impact
- Shift illogical thinking and think more rationally.
- Calm yourself
- Use assertiveness and boundary-setting as ways to say no
- Recognize and identify anger and remove self from situations before it gets out of control.
Questions to ask yourself:
- How often do I get angry?
- Can I control the anger?
- Do I regret my behavior when I get angry?
- What is the feeling that I felt right before I got really angry?
- Does this person? Place? Situation that made me angry remind me of anyone or anything?