Understanding Anger

The emotion of anger is neither good nor bad. It’s perfectly healthy and normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged. The feeling isn’t the problem—it’s what you do with it that makes a difference. Anger becomes a problem when it harms you or others. Anger is not a feeling – it is an emotional response to an unexpressed feeling. We get angry because we are feeling something uncomfortable or out of our control.

Professional Counselling Can Help You To Control And Deal With Anger

Counselling and talking therapies can help to identify the root of your long held anger and to then let go of it. Call Now for a Free telephone consultation on 07875 596 420 or 01892 540424.

If you have a hot temper, you may feel like it’s out of your hands and there’s little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your feelings without hurting others—and when you do, you’ll not only feel better, but you’ll also be more likely to get your needs met. Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, and the more you understood its roots, the easier it will get. And the payoff is huge.

Learning to control your anger and express it appropriately will help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.

Why it is important to learn to control your Anger

Out-of-control anger hurts your physical health. Constantly operating at high levels of stress and tension is bad for your health. Chronic anger makes you more susceptible to heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, a weakened immune system, insomnia, and high blood pressure.

Out-of-control anger hurts your mental health. Chronic anger takes a huge amount of mental energy and clouds your thinking, it makes it harder to concentrate, see the bigger picture, and enjoy life. It can also lead to stress, depression, and other mental health problems.

Out-of-control anger hurts your career.Constructive criticism, creative differences, and heated debate can be healthy. But lashing out only alienates your colleagues, supervisors, or clients and erodes their respect.

Out-of-control anger hurts your relationships with others.It can cause lasting scars in the people you love and interfers in your friendships and work relationships. Others may find it hard to trust you, speak honestly, or feel comfortable. Chronic explosive anger is especially damaging and frightening to children
Releasing & Managing Anger

Therapy can be a great way to explore the reasons behind your anger. If you don’t know why you are getting angry, it’s very hard to control. Therapy provides a safe environment to learn more about your reasons and identify triggers for your anger. It’s also a safe place to practice new skills in expressing your anger.

If you need help controlling your anger please Contact Us on 07875 596 420 or email us at jude.black@affinitycounselling.co.uk