Anger Management Problems
Anger Management Counselling in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Anger management involves the techniques of either Therapy or Counselling so that you can more easily cope with angry feelings that may affect your work or personal relationships.
At Tranceform we focus on Anger Management using psycho-educational programmes.
Everybody experiences Anger at some time or another and it is in fact a normal human response.
Some people, however, cannot control their Anger and uncontrolled Anger, or Anger that is vented in the wrong “direction”, can have negative consequences on relationships.
We have found that people will “point” anger in one of two fundamental directions, (1) outwardly towards other people or (2) inwardly, at themselves.
Clearly, the potential to cause “damage” exists in both situations, but directing your anger at other people is more likely to cause you “social” problems whilst turning anger inwardly on yourself is only likely to ruin your own life!
Common Triggers for Anger
There are many “triggers” that can lead to Anger, including some of the following:
- Grief & Bereavement
- Sexual Frustration
- Drug Withdrawal
- Feeling Threatened
- Feeling Ignored
- Not Being Taken Seriously
- Repressed Emotional Experiences
People who have Anger Management problems may find that they experience anger with increasing frequency and begin to lose control over their reactions to what might otherwise be “normal” events.
If Anger does get out of control it can often lead to serious problems with friends, colleagues and sometimes create conflict with the Law.
At worst, when Anger clouds the judgement completely, it can lead people into physical violence and all of the problems that go with “lashing out”.
Mental health surveys suggest that a third of adults are aware that they can often experience “unexpected anger” and just as many know someone who has an anger management problem.
When Anger is focused on the “self” it can have a very debilitating affect on the level of self-esteem as well as self-confidence.
Symptoms and Signs of Poor Anger Management
As highlighted above, the “Anger Response” is normal in the appropriate circumstances.
When you become Angry the body releases Cortisol and Adrenalin into the bloodstream which are designed to increase your heart rate, quicken the breathing and generally prepare the body for the “Freeze, Flight or Fight” response.
This limbic (“hard-wired”) response is designed to deal with a real threat and under these circumstances your “rational thinking” processes are “put-on-hold” until the danger has subsided.
Of course, people with Anger problems may unjustifiably perceive that a threat is present when in fact there is not – often called a “cognitive distortion”.
Your “belief systems” can easily distort an event so that you can “perceive” almost any situation as a threat leading to the inappropriate response of anger.
Does Poor Anger Management Affect My Health?
Uncontrolled Anger has been shown to be linked with the following conditions:
- Elevated blood pressure
- Migraines and Headaches
- Sleep Disorders
- Eczema and other skin problems
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Anxiety Disorders
- Heart Problems
Suppressed or bottled-up Anger could lead to the following:
Transform Your Beliefs & Improve Your Anger Management
Both the Thrive Programme and Changing Limiting Beliefs are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem and then make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Thrive Programme Video
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FREE Initial Consultations for Anger Management
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Anger Management problems. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Thinking Errors Associated with Anger Management
Anger problems may be exacerbated by any number of common thinking errors that people tend to ‘suffer’. You can find out more about each of these by clicking on the links below:-
- Catastrophising – Making mountains out of molehills
- All or Nothing Thinking – Ignoring the middle-ground
- Fortune Telling – Trying to predict the future
- Mind Reading – I know what you’re thinking!
- Emotional Reasoning – Feelings aren’t facts
- Overgeneralising – Always, Never and Everybody
- Labelling – Successful / Failure
- Imperative Thinking – I need to, I have to and I must
- Confirmation Bias – He didn’t mean I was good because I know I’m not
- Processing Positive Experiences – I didn’t really deserve that Nobel Prize
- Low Frustration Tolerance – It’s too hard I can’t stand it / I can take it I’m worth it
- Personalisation – it’s always my fault when things go wrong
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