Anger management therapy is effective when rage and emotional behavior does not match who we are as a person. Anger is an emotion that is important to our self-respect. It tells us when our rights have been violated or when something important to us is denied. Anger often tells us to “do” something in the face of a problem. What you do at that moment… is a learned behavior and can be relearned. So, ask yourself… “Does my anger behavior work for me?”
Managing Emotions and Anger
Emotional tantrums might get a lot of attention, but they rarely elevate a situation positively. Some of us turn to violence as a means to express our frustration, which leaves us with feelings of shame and embarrassment. Others bottle the anger inside and just white knuckle it until we’re physically sick and feeling resentful (and sometimes explode). Many times, angry outbursts occur at home where safety is expected. When this happens, family relationships may feel threatened causing members to grow guarded and hypervigilant. These reactions are common with individuals suffering from depression, low self-esteem, and anxiety. However, there is another way to be in a world. We can work to honor these emotions and learn to express them differently so that your communication reflects your values and beliefs.
Effective Anger Management Strategies That Work
I have worked with many clients that feel their emotions was destroying their lives and they had no control over them. I can tell you the good news is that you do have control over your behavior associated with anger. Through anger management therapy, you can relearn how to express yourself so that you are assertive and stand up for your rights in a way that serves you. We can do this together. Call for an appointment today.