Anger turns unhealthy when it flares up all the time or spirals out of control. Chronic and explosive anger will have serious consequences and will affect your relationships, health, and state of mind. Controlling anger is easier than you think. You can master to express your emotions without hurting others.
Anger, like any other emotion, it’s conveying a message, telling you that a situation is upsetting, or unjust, or threatening. If you are exploding due to anger, it only means that the message never had a chance to be conveyed. It’s completely normal to feel angry when you have been mistreated or wronged, anger becomes a problem when you express it in a way that harms yourself or others.
May be you can’t always control the situation you’re in or how it makes you feel, but you can always control how you express your anger without being verbally or physically abusive. You will always have a choice about how to respond.
Venting out your anger is always healthy but the truth is that anger is much more likely to damage your relationships, impair your judgment, get in the way of success. That’s where anger management comes in.
Many people wrongly think that anger management is about learning to suppress your anger. Anger management doesn’t help you to suppress feelings of anger but rather to understand the message behind the emotion and express it in a healthy way without losing control which makes you better in managing conflicts of your life, and strengthen your relationships.
Mastering the art of anger management takes time, but the payoff is huge. Controlling anger and expressing it appropriately will help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.
Out-of-control anger damages your physical health, mental health, your career, your relationships with others causing lasting scars in the people you love most and gets in the way of friendships and work relationships.
Anger is most often a cover-up for other feelings and can also be a symptom of underlying health problems, such as depression, trauma, or chronic stress. It clues that there’s more to your anger than meets the eye
Understand your anger warning signs and triggers
Be aware of the way anger feels in your body
Analyze the negative thought patterns that trigger your temper
Stay away from the people, places, and situations that bring out your worst
Learn ways to cool down
Find harmless ways to express your anger
Analyze and identify what you’re really angry about.
If the things get too heated keep the following in mind:
Always make the relationship your top-most priority.
Always fight fair.
Focus on the present.
Develop your conflict resolution skills
Analyze yourself and realize when to seek professional help
Quick Cool Down Tips:
Take some deep breaths.
Use your senses
Slowly count to ten.
Lastly, give yourself a reality check
Consider seeking professional help if:
You feel frustrated and angry on a regular basis no matter what you try.
You stay away from new events and people because you feel like you can’t control your temper.
Your attitude causes problems at work or in your relationships.
If your partner has an anger management problem
You have ever led to physical violence because of the anger.
Our counselors will aid you in coping with the anger management techniques. Therapy is indeed a great way to explore the reasons behind your anger. It becomes hard to control if you don’t know why you are getting angry. Therapy serves a safe environment to learn more about your reasons and identify triggers for your anger.
Feel free to contact us and follow the tips and techniques given by our counselors for managing your anger and also hear other people’s stories to know some more things.