Cognitive Behavioral Therapy effectively controls anger with relaxation training, mindfulness, effective communication skills, problem solving skills. Through anger management classes, World of Hope helps clients identify their irrational perceptions of reality and low frustration levels of tolerance. By using the anger management techniques and applying the skills learned throughout classes, clients are able to understand and recognize factors that contribute to anger in order to control outbursts.
Signs Of Anger In The Body
Treating Anger Issues
Where Does Anger Come From?
How Do I Manage Anger?
1. Signs of Anger In The Body
Anger affects the body by sending hormones that trigger a physiological response to the perceived threat resulting in symptoms of anger in the body.
2. Treating Anger Issues
Anger can be treated by understanding your level of emotion, understanding how your temper and triggers work, and then embracing it. Not everyone experiences anger outbursts. It is the anger outbursts that are treated in anger management. Whether the person explodes by taking out anger on others (verbal abuse or physical harm) or implodes by taking out anger on themselves (e.g., drug use, self-harming and doing other self-destructive behaviors), these outbursts can be controlled.
There are two kinds of angry people: explosive and implosive. Explosive is the kind of individual you see screaming at the cashier for not taking their coupons. Implosive is the cashier who remains quiet, day after day, and finally shoots everyone in the store. You’re the cashier.
Finding appropriate and effective ways to handle strong emotions is key. Once the strong emotion is accepted then different interventions can be tested to find the most effective. There must be an intervention with our own emotion before it escalates and we must understand what triggers the person. People try to avoid or blame and these are two ineffective ways of handling anger.
3. Where Does Anger Come From?
Anger is associated with a past painful experience and the source of the anger is being triggered by a current event. Knowing the source of pain is the beginning of healing. Being aware of the physiological symptoms is also important and to know when the person is escalating. Using effective communication through carefully selected words is essential. The thought process can lead to thinking about what the triggering factor was and how to handle it next time.
Visualizing a healthier response works very well because the person is preparing to respond instead of react. Responding is not impulsive whereas reacting is impulsive.
4. How Do I Manage Anger?
Walk away from the environment.
Inhale deeply 10 times.
Ask, “Why do I feel angry?”
Accept what cannot be changed.
Vocalize the problem.
Exercise caution while operating “under the influence” (aka being angry).
Find a humorous outlet.
World of Hope Anger Management Classes
Anger, while it is a natural response, can easily get out of control and interfere with daily life. World of Hope’s psychotherapy sessions cover the areas of anger management, stress management, trauma depression and anxiety, mood and personality disorders, addiction and recovery, and other areas. Through anger management classes, World of Hope helps clients identify their irrational perceptions of reality and low frustration levels of tolerance. By using the anger management techniques and applying the skills learned throughout classes, clients are able to understand and recognize factors that contribute to anger in order to control outbursts. Learning to effectively control anger leads to healthy behaviors, an improved quality of life and increase in satisfaction of relationships.