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Controlling Anger With Anger Management Tips

Anger is a fundamental emotion that allows us to survive as human beings. It helps us express the feelings of not having our demands met. It is an essential part of our very existence. However, anger management becomes necessary if this emotion gets out of control.

Understanding anger is a little difficult because it simply doesn’t come in black and white. It has varying shades of gray that makes it complex. Anger can be helpful: imagine a situation where a baby is hungry but does not cry. What would happen to it? Or, if you are taken for granted and don’t express it to the right person at the right time, how would you feel?

Often, though, anger leads to negative consequences such as nasty turns in relationships or nightmarish experiences. For example, getting angry at your children because of a bad day at work accomplishes nothing but making them feel bad for something that isn’t their fault.

While anger can be both helpful and necessary, in most cases it is not only quite useless, but also destructive.

The signs listed below are indicators of unhealthy forms of anger that can require and benefit from anger management counseling.



Signs Of Anger Problems

  • Substance abuse or alcohol and drug abuse may be a result of suppressed anger.
  • Depression, anxiety, breathlessness, and isolation could be the signs of anger projected on the self
  • Dominating behavior and domestic violence or abuse is also a sign of unhealthy anger.
  • Uncontrollable outbursts, road rage, and anger at work should be taken as signs of suppressed anger.

Anger Management And Counseling To Control Anger Problems

One can use anger in their favor to raise a voice against injustice or grievances. It can be used constructively to enhance performance. Learning the ways in which we can use our anger to our benefit is essential because it can have an adverse effect if it starts ruling us in the form of aggressive behavior. It can also result in disastrous health – both mental and physical, if we project it inward. It could lead to depression, worthlessness, and guilt as well.

Anger management and counseling will help you in the ways mentioned below:

Identify the ‘hooks’ – Understand what triggers anger in you and work toward ignoring them or taking them in stride. These hooks can be avoided with the help of anger management and counseling.

Get rid of detrimental beliefs – Negative beliefs associated with anger, like “I can get my work done by getting angry,” must be eliminated.

Identify the effects of anger – Recognize the ill effects of anger on yourself and others. Think about how it has affected the most important relationships in your life.

Take responsibility – Last but not the least, you have to take responsibility for your own behavior. You can keep blaming others for your anger, but it is ultimately you who can control your feelings and reactions.

If you believe you or a loved one may benefit from anger management counseling, we invite you to contact us to set an appointment today. Please call us at (916) 412-5679 or fill out our contact form to the right, and one of our trained counselors will be in touch with you shortly. All prices are on a sliding scale based on your income.

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Dawn T Barry Hulme, Director, Marriage and Family Therapist MFCC 50153, Masters in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

As the founder and lead counselor of Windows of Hope Counseling Center, it was my hope to create a non-profit agency offering effective and affordable counseling to the community. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during their healing process. Many times while on our life journey we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help clients become anchored so that when life difficulties become part of their journey they stay flexible while keeping their direction intact. I specialize with couples and individuals using "Imago" therapeutic techniques along with mindfulness based practices.

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