Anger Management Counselling

Anger is one of the six fundamental and natural emotions. It signals us when we may be in danger and can keep us emotionally or physically safe.  However when our anger is unjustified, or used to control others it can seriously affect our personal relationships.  When this happens it is important to understand what causes your anger.  

Some causes include fear, anxiety, jealousy, emotional pain and past trauma. Counselling for anger addresses the causes that underpin your anger, while managing physical responses by developing and practicing strategies for managing emotions as they arise.

Facts

  • Little is known about the rates of inappropriate, intense, poorly controlled anger.
  • One US National Survey of 34,000 adults found that 7.8% of adults displayed inappropriate anger
  • Anger is especially common among men and younger adults
  • Anger is associated with poorer social functioning
  • parental factors and childhood abuse and neglect are highly related to anger
  • There is a strong relationship between drug dependence and personality disorders 

Symptoms

  • jealousy (partner becomes more demanding, possessive, and mistrustful)
  • belittling (conversations get mean and embarrassing, you're told you're overreacting)
  • volatility (high highs and low lows, "it will never happen again")
  • defensiveness (defending oneself with excuses, deflecting blame, and generally avoiding responsibility)
  • stonewalling (disengaging when feeling overwhelmed by a conversation)
  • Anger

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    How We Can Help

    Our approach is based in cognitive behavioural and mindfulness therapies that can help you learn to manage anger and express yourself in more helpful ways. You will learn strategies for managing anger that include understanding the reasons behind your anger (unresolved trauma, dysfunctional thinking, mistaken beliefs etc.), the role and effects of judgement and criticism, assertive communication and conflict resolution skills and calming techniques (mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, self-compassion practices). 

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