Managing Anger

It’s normal to experience anger as a consequence of everyday life. We can all feel fed up and frustrated in certain situations. But when you are unable to get your anger under control, it can start to have negative effects on your health and personal life. But it doesn’t have to be a problem. Through understanding and guidance, you can learn to control your anger.

Do I have an anger problem?

If you are constantly getting angry, staying that way for a prolonged period of time and taking your anger out on your surroundings, you may have an anger problem. But anger problems don’t just manifest themselves in the form of violence; you may also become depressed, anxious and paranoid.

Common symptoms of anger problems include:

  • Finding it difficult to calm down
  • Reacting quickly and violently to minor issues
  • Blaming others
  • Difficulties expressing your emotions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Frustration
  • Headaches

What causes my anger problems?

Although anger is a natural, healthy emotion, there are a number of reasons that can cause you to lose control. These can include:

  • Traumatic life experiences, particularly things that happened during childhood
  • Bereavement
  • Loss of a job, retirement or the end of a relationship
  • Lack of sleep
  • Physical conditions that affect the brain

How can therapy treat my anger problems?

Therapy For You can offer you a range of interventions to help manage this type of problem, beginning with our Psychoeducational courses. By helping you to understand why you feel the way you do and teaching you methods to calm down and release anger in more appropriate ways, psychoeducational therapy can help to treat your condition and control your anger.

Thank you. I feel I have cleared some space in my head. I am feeling lighter and hopefully will be able to move on.

Tony, 45

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