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Finding Support to Manage Anger

Anger  is a healthy emotion in everybody’s life — when it’s expressed in an appropriate manner at the right time.

Anger can help to energize and motivate us to work to address problems with another person or to change our life situation. However, there are potential negative consequences of anger when it is not managed or expressed appropriately. Prolonged or intense anger contributes to physical conditions such as insomnia, loss of appetite, chronic fatigue, headaches, stomach aches, tightness in the throat, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure digestive problems, or heart diseas. Problems dealing with angry feelings may be linked to yelling, cursing, threatening others, pushing, shoving, hitting, hostility, resentment, rage, anxiety, numbness, depression, crying spells, low self esteem, or abuse of alcohol or drugs.

Managing anger involves making choices to reduce the frequency and intensity of anger, which diminishes the negative consequences of aggressive outbursts. There are four components to anger management:
1) Self Expression:  Promote constructive communication
2) Take Responsibility: To take ownership over our choices
3) Acceptance: Increase frustration tolerance
4) Delay Gratification Manage impulse control

Anger management involves not saying or doing something that we’ll later regret. It involves calming ourselves, making cool-headed assessments of the situation, and taking sensible action. Anger management is useful for everyone, since we all have anger and need to cope with other’s anger. Many people seek anger management when they come to realize that their way of moving through life is not working. They have begun to see that it wasn’t bad luck or someone else’s fault

If you are considering anger management counseling, my guess is that you have a respectable job and care deeply for your family and friends, even though you may lash out at them. So why do you do it? More than likely, our problem managing anger is due to various factors, some of which are hidden from awareness. The goal of anger management therapy is to isolate the triggers that ignite our rage in the present.

The Anger Management Workbook for Men goes beyond why men get angry and helps you get to the root of your anger by including:

  • Invaluable information and assessments to help evaluate your anger
  • Concrete examples of productively expressing anger
  • Clinical examples of anger management strategies

The Anger Management Workbook for Men (now available in English and German) will give you positive and productive anger management tools to strengthen the most important and most overlooked relationship in your life— your relationship with yourself.

The Anger Management Workbook for Men (available on Amazon) is an essential tool for those struggling with their emotions. Readers can turn to these pages for an in-depth exploration of anger issues—gaining valuable insights that will help them understand not only why men get angry but examine the root of their anger. Guided by the exercises and expert advice in these pages, readers will learn effective solutions for real-world anger management that they can apply to their own life. Anger Mgmt for Men excerpt

Anger management counseling can be a valuable for people of all ages, like the ancient Chinese proverb says, “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

Finding Support to Manage Anger

Aaron Karmin


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Karmin, A. (2018). Finding Support to Manage Anger. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 19, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/anger/2018/07/anger-management-support/

 

Last updated: 17 Jul 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jul 2018
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