Anger Management

//Anger Management

Feelings of anger or violent acting out can be related to many different underlying difficulties including depressionanxietyaddictions and other mental health problems. Many individuals can have underlying difficulties with severe low self-esteem, as well as problems with mistrust. Some people may also have a history of past physical, sexual or emotional abuse. There may be many interlocking features that have led someone to develop anger management difficulties.

While it’s important that anger, amongst other emotions, doesn’t get bottled up, maintaining control over your anger is crucial to maintaining calm, and ensures that outward expressions of anger don’t negatively impact your relationships. The emotion of anger is entirely natural, and it is usual to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged. Whether these responses result in angry outbursts, comes down to how you deal with it; first and foremost, anger becomes dangerous when it causes harm to you or others. Anger management difficulties can lead to loss of a job, broken relationships and criminal convictions.

Look out for the following patterns of behaviour

If you are concerned that you or someone that you know may have anger management difficulties, you should look for the following patterns of behaviour:

  • Becoming especially angry or violent when consuming alcohol

  • Struggling to compromise or arrive easily at mutual agreements without getting angry

  • Problems with expressing emotions in a calm and healthy way

  • Ignoring people or refusing to speak to them

  • Inward aggression that can lead to isolation or self-harm

  • Outward aggression including shouting, swearing, or being physically violent and threatening

  • Substance abuse or addiction

  • Cycles of bad behaviour which may be affecting relationships

Please note that the above is provided as information only and is not meant to be used as a diagnosis or take the place of professional counselling services.

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