Take Back Control of Your Emotions
Anger is something everyone has experienced and it is an essential part of the human emotional spectrum. It’s normal to have moments in life where anger makes us do things we later regret. These moments are generally few and far between, but when they become “the norm” then there is a problem.
What is Anger
Anger is normally characterised as a defence mechanism towards a perceived emotional or physical threat. There are 2 types of anger, justified and unjustified.
Justified anger is felt in an emotional “fight or flight” situation and once the moment is over the outburst dissipates. This is common and is no cause for concern as it’s appropriate and non-destructive.
Unjustified anger is self destructive in nature and is ongoing and all consuming. This kind of anger can result in the physical or emotional harm to others or oneself.
Children in our society are often brought up to not express an emotional response as it’s seen as negative. Society is causing people to develop into adults who have not learnt how to use their anger response in a “positive” or “appropriate” way.
Symptoms and Warning Signs of Uncontrollable Anger
- Adrenaline surge in the body that raises blood pressure and heart rate
- Muscle tension in the body
- Jaws clench and eyes dilate
- Sweating commences
- Shaking in the body
- Gesturing with limbs to attack
- Pacing of the feet
- Chest constrictions and related shallow breathing
- Increased anxiety
- Hyper-vigilance in senses
- Racing thoughts or negative self-talk
- Raising of the voice tone
- Abrupt or impatient demands placed on others
Getting Angry and Losing Control
There are situations in life where it’s actually ok to feel angry. Examples of this may include slamming a door during a fight with your partner, or raising your voice at your child when they do something they are not meant to do. This is known as justified anger because no one was hurt in the outburst of emotion. However, if you were to then act dangerously and aggressively towards your family member, the situation has escalated into unjustified anger.
Making Positive Life Change with Anger Management Counselling
At the Energetics Institute, our approach to Anger Management Counselling is to help individuals regain control of their emotions so they are able to live effective and positive lives. Our professional team of counsellors and psychotherapists can equip you with the skills and strategies needed to control your anger long term.
Our sessions will explore your “anger triggers” so you can gain emotional control and cope with life situations better. At no time during anger management will our counsellors recommend anger suppression as a treatment option. The goal of this kind of therapy is to learn relaxation skills and find positive ways for you to dispel angry outbursts and rectify the root cause of your anger.
Our Service – Anger Management Counselling in Perth
Psychotherapy and counselling can assist you with understanding the nature and expression of your anger. Energetics Institute’s counsellors can help change the way you express anger from being a negative to a safe and positive one.
Anger management therapy can provide insight into your anger and build strategies so you can manage your anger effectively. Through our Perth based anger therapy, we can show and explore the impact anger has on your life. We can then help you to relearn ways to express anger in a safe and grounded fashion. We can also give you the skills to recognize anger that is manifesting, and disarm it before it becomes unmanageable.
What is Involved in Anger Management
People who experience anger can sometimes develop a fear of expressing it. This can cause the person to “hold in” their anger until they explode in an unhealthy way. When this happens it reinforces the notion that it is bad and out of control.
Anger management therapy helps you own your anger and express it in an authentic and embodied way. You will learn to reclaim and transform it into life-affirming positive anger. This will strengthen your boundary setting capabilities. Through treatment, a therapist can help you adopt effective and essential leadership traits.
As you learn to be safe with your own anger, you will feel safe with yourself and others. This goes way beyond managing anger to transforming anger into something healthy. Additionally, we will teach you anger management techniques and new ways to perceive and react to outside events and triggers. The intention behind this is to make sure anger isn’t an automatic “go-to” response. Our Anger Management Courses can help you gain healthy control over your anger.
Be sure to check out Energetics Institute’s Strategies for Anger Management page it has a wide range of helpful hints and solutions to your anger issues.