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Anger

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By Dr Liliya Korallo   On May 10 2023

Anger Management Counselling and Therapy in London

Our emotions reflect what is going into our minds. We release those emotions and thoughts through physical means. In love, the physical release can be through a kiss, a hug, or both. In contrast, in anger, the same physical release can go to hard consequences such as punching, beating, and breaking things. Though anger is a natural emotion bound to occur when a person feels a threat, there can be many ways to release the feeling in a controlled manner. 

What is Anger? 

You can term anger as a state that initiates an uncomfortable response from you. In essence, anger is an emotion that develops inside when you feel things are not going the way you want them to. Hence, in frustration, you take bold yet consequential steps considering your outrage with strong to devastating effects. 

While many term anger feeling as positive and negative, people have not found a way to release anger positively. Always, anger release is observed to be negative. A person in anger is always releasing the emotion as a sign of despair, loss, and cornered. 

As long as it is contained, anger is controlled. However, when your anger gets out of control, it takes over your control. Mishandled and mismanaged anger and frustration can be devastating, especially in relationships and families. It is because when you lose control over anger, strange forces act within your mind that tend you to do actions that can be hard to reverse. 

Hence, like all other serious issues pertaining to the human psyche and mind, anger needs proper management. This happens through adequate anger management and counseling, where different treatment methods are used to guide your response in times of anger. 

What are the Causes and Effects of Anger Problems?

We all feel angry when things begin to fall out of our hands. Often, we can control our feelings as long as we can manage them. Some people can control almost the maximum of their angry feelings. Whereas some people lose their temper, control, and behavior early, things get out of hand. Anger is a natural phenomenon bound to occur when your backs are against the wall, and you feel things are not going your way. While anger management therapists claim that anger can be considered positive, it is hard to find an example since anger is always termed something leaving negative consequences.

Causes of Anger 

Anger becomes a physical expression when things get out of control. Some of the basic causes of anger can be:

  • Threatened

  • Attacked

  • Feeling of being treated unfairly and being validated

  • Lack of respect from others

In essence, anger has other probable causes too:

  • Childhood upbringing has been a critical factor in promoting feelings of anger. Often, parents leave their child to express anger and they think it is normal for them to show it.

  • Past experiences of abuse and trauma leave a person in a state of being cornered. And once it hits the peak, people exhale all of their angry emotions.

Often, people go through tough patches in their lives both emotionally and mentally. And the present circumstances greatly impact the anger response from us.

Effects of Anger 

Though anger is natural and bound to happen, it leaves strong implications on your physical and mental health. Some of the after-effects that a person can feel through uncontrolled anger include: 

  • Headache 

  • Digestion problems 

  • Increased anxiety 

  • Insomnia 

  • Depression 

  • Skin problems such as eczema 

  • High blood pressure 

  • Heart attack in severe cases 

Considering the causes and effects, it is always imperative to undergo proper anger management counseling at the right time. Proper counseling often prevents future actions or severe mishaps from a person who cannot control their anger adequately. 

Do I Need Anger Management Therapy? 

Therapies are there to help people get out of physical and mental states where they lose their control. Anger is one of those states where a person loses self-control, and things get out of their hands. In contrast to what happens after severe anger, a person can have a good response at their disposal in times of anger. But that can only happen if they have undergone proper management counseling. 

Anger management and counseling help you to develop good behavioral signs that prevent severe anger from coming out. Though anger is natural, it can be controlled and turned into something positive. Therapists use techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, where behavioral management is prioritized. 

Other counseling methods do exist that better guide your mind and senses to react positively, even in times of anger and despair. For this, proper counseling is always beneficial, favorable, and promotive to ensure wrong emotions never disturb your peace again. Or at least they do not take you to extreme behaviors. 

How can Anger Management Therapy Help?

Though we cannot eliminate anger, we can work step-by-step to limit its exposure. This can happen through proper and adequate therapies to control and manage anger situations. 

Therapies are proven to be ideal for helping the anger issues in many ways such as:

  • Helping us to learn triggers that initiate anger and manage these triggers efficiently 

  • Developing strategies for coping with anger situations 

  • Discovering good communications techniques that ensure anger outrage is controlled effectively 

  • Learning to develop conditions that help you to address your conditions of irritation, provoke, despair, and frustration

  • Discovering strategies that can help you to de-escalate situations of intense anger

  • Learning how your older habits have a role in escalating your situations of anger and what you can do to replace them 

  • Finding out ways that show how constructive and positive release of anger can help your confidence and self-belief

Anger Management Therapy in London 

Working with patients with anger management issues involves counseling methods that allow them to express themselves. With conversations involving you as a patient, it is always easy to learn what the patient is going through, draw a road map for future counseling sessions, and develop different strategies for treating anger issues. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the go-to anger management therapy London technique and method for addressing behavioral issues such as anger. In essence, CBT is constructive in dealing with your anger management through several techniques. 

CBT anger management London involves identifying triggers that initiate the feeling of anger within you. After identifying the causes, developing treatment methods and dealing with them becomes easy. CBT is directed to develop behavioral traits within patients against issues they are dealing with. Your CBT counselor will try to infuse ideas into you to better cope with anger constructively. 

City Physiological Services has professional CBT counselors that use use graphs and maps to show what causes your anger to remain permanent and vocal. Therapists will continuously interact with you, explaining patterns and actions that ensure your anger continues and how to deal with them constructively. Moreover, CBT is the basic building block that ensures that other therapies like psychodynamic psychotherapy, schema therapy, and transpersonal therapy can be effective. 

FAQs

What happens in anger management therapy?

Anger management therapists conduct counseling mostly based on CBT. The purpose is to identify the triggers and actions that cause regular expression of anger in the patient, draw out a road map to deal with these actions and develop traits inside patients to deal with anger in the future constructively. 

What sort of therapy helps with anger issues?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is identified as the perfect therapy for dealing with behavioral issues. Anger is a behavioral issue that can be dealt with through proper mental tactics and how to react in times of anger. 

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