Anger is a natural emotion that we all experience. Mild forms of anger may include displeasure, irritation or dislike. When we react to criticism, threat or frustration we may become angry – and usually this is a healthy response. Anger may be a secondary response to feeling sad, lonely or frightened.
How can anger make you ill?
When we are angry the body releases stress hormones, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. The heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature. Regular episodes or anger can eventually make people ill.
- Uncontrolled or unresolved anger can lead to emotional and mental problems, including:
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Abuse
- Low Self-Esteem
What is anger management?
Anger management is a procedure of acquiring the skills to recognize signs that you are becoming angry, and taking action to deal with the situation in a positive way. In no way does anger management mean holding the anger in or trying to keep from feeling anger. Anger is a normal human emotion, a healthy one when it is express appropriately.
- Matta’s counseling approach can help you
- Help you identify your anger triggers – things that make you angry.
- Help your anger respond in a non-aggressive way to these triggers before you lose your temper.
- Learn how to acquire and utilize specific skills for handling your anger triggers.
- Learn to effectively identify moments when your thought processes are not leading to logical and rational conclusions, and to correct your thinking.
- Learn how to bring yourself back to a state of calm and peace when you feel the anger surging.
- Learn how to express your feelings and needs assertively in situations that make you feel angry or frustrated. Doing so in a non-aggressive way. Assertiveness has nothing to do with aggressiveness. Assertiveness includes respect for you, and respect for others.