When you’re angry, do you start name calling?
Do you get angry when someone wants you to open up and share your feelings?
Do you lack patience?
Are your family members or co-workers afraid to talk to you?
Do you lose your temper?
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. – Aristotle
No one wants to admit they get angry, especially when it gets out of control and hurts the ones we love.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be time to consider anger management therapy.
Anger and fear are often the two fight or flight responses to some feeling of pain. Since anger is preceded by some feeling of pain, it is often seen as a secondhand emotion. In other words, people become angry to avoid the feelings of pain. This shift to anger may be conscious or unconscious. Anger temporarily protects people from having to recognize and deal with their painful real feelings
Anger cannot make pain disappear – it only distracts you from it.
Anger generally does not resolve or address the problems that made you feel fearful or vulnerable in the first place, and it can create new problems.
Anger issues aren’t uncommon and the first step towards change is 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.
If you or someone you know is experiencing anger management issues, please contact me today so we can schedule an appointment.