All About Anger Problems & How To Overcome them with CBT, Therapy & Counselling in Wolverhampton & West Midlands
What is Anger Management?
Anger management involves the use of a Psychological Therapy or Counselling sessions 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 psychotherapy programmes such as our Tranceformental CBT Programme.
Everybody experiences angry feelings at some time or another and it is 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 Problems
- Drug abuse and 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 low self confidence.
The Mechanisms of Anger
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”.
Limiting beliefs can easily distort an event so that you can “perceive” almost any situation as a threat leading to the inappropriate response of anger.
If your body is repeatedly exposed to this flow of Cortisol & Adrenalin it can have a detrimental effect on your well being, often leading to Panic Attacks or Anxiety Disorders.
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:
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Low Self Confidence
Each of the above problems can have serious consequences on the quality of your life so its important to tackle any anger management problems you have sooner rather than later.
CBT for Anger Management
If you’re committed to overcoming anger problems then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic course of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand the psychological aspects of your problem.
It can also help you to identify any unhelpful thinking styles or limiting beliefs that might be reinforcing the issue.
The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme. if you prefer not to consult a therapist directly.
CBT is an empirically supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Free Initial Consultations for Anger Issues
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Anger Management prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Your Problems with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different mental health problems.
Using our online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.
Areas We Serve
Tranceform offers CBT, therapy & counselling for people living in:
- West Midlands
- South Staffordshire
For those living further afield, we also offer Online Therapy Services using Zoom.
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