Anger Management

Is an anger problem ruining your life?

Do you often find that your anger causes problems in your life? It may be difficult to control at work, or manage at home. We find that some clients find it ruins relationships. For some they are aware of their rising temper for some clients its instant, feeling like they have no control.

Here are some symptoms of anger

Anger can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically or mentally, or how you behave.

Some people become aggressive towards others when they’re angry. Other people hide their anger and may take it out on themselves.

It’s not always easy to recognise when anger is the reason why you’re behaving differently.

Physical symptoms

  • faster heartbeat
  • tense muscles
  • clenching your fists
  • tightness in your chest
  • feeling hot

Mental symptoms

  • feeling tense or nervous
  • being unable to relax
  • being easily irritated
  • feeling humiliated
  • resenting other people

Changes in behaviour

  • shouting
  • ignoring people or sulking
  • starting fights
  • breaking things
  • self-harming

Things you can try to help with anger

Do


  • try to recognise when you start to feel angry so you can take steps to calm down as early as possible

  • give yourself time to think before reacting – try counting to 10 and doing
    breathing exercises

  • talk to people about what’s making you angry – speak to someone who is not connected to the situation, such as a friend, a GP or contact us to arrange an appointment.

  • exercise – activities such as running, walking, swimming and yoga can help you relax and reduce stress

Don’t


  • do not try to do everything at once; set small targets you can easily achieve

  • do not focus on things you cannot change. Focus your time and energy on helping yourself feel better

  • try not to tell yourself that you’re alone – most people feel angry sometimes and support is available

  • try not to use alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or drugs to relieve anger – these can all contribute to poor mental health

If you really want to change then we can help you control your anger and create a more balanced life for you and others around you. Contact us now to arrange an appointment to see how you can implement change.

(Source: NHS)

 

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