Anger is a normal reaction and emotion, one that we have all experienced at some point in our lives. Anger can be helpful as it motivates us to do something to right an injustice but can also lead us into problems. Anger is a result of thinking that we have been unfairly treated or disrespected or that we or others have broken or fallen short of our rules, expectations and we won’t stand for it.
Do you experience the following?
- Shouting, Yelling
- Snapping at others
- Attacking, Arguing
- Slamming Doors
- Storming off or have the urge to hit out
- Inwardly seethe
- Shaking your fist or clenching teeth
Do any of the following thoughts often occur:
- I’m being treated unfairly
- I’m being disrespected
- They’re breaking a rule or standard
- I won’t stand for it – I must do something about it
What drives our anger can often be related to events in our past and current situations can feel the same, so it triggers our anger response. When we feel angry our body stimulates our adrenaline response to help us either fight or flight but how we respond to these thoughts and feelings through our actions or the urge to act in a threatening or aggressive ways can lead to problems at work, our personal relationships and the quality of our life.
If you would like more information about Anger Management counselling / therapy or our Anger Management Course, and how they could benefit you, then please feel free to contact me.