Anger Management with Therapy & Counselling

Your face is red, breath heavy and the fists are clenched. Your loved one just walked out of the room closing the doors behind. They said, “You badly need anger management.” You too have been thinking about working on your anger issues. You never made time for it. When your loved one got upset with your behaviour, you realised the need for it more than ever.

What happens to you when you are angry?

Physical:

• Rapid and increased heart beat
• Hot flushes on the face
• Shivering & Trembling
• Dizziness

Emotional:

• Irritation
• Resentment
• Anxiety
• Frustration

Behavioural:

•  Sarcasm
• Hitting, banging or throwing an object
• Getting on to smoking, drinking alcohol and drugs

These are some of the common symptoms of being angry. Anger is a normal emotional in the human body. It gets worrisome when it is out of control. Extreme anger can cause internal health issues in your own body and most importantly affects your mental health. Anger causes distress in the people surrounding you especially your loved ones.

When should I seek therapy & counselling?

You should consider therapy and counselling immediately if your anger is coming your way of leading a normal life.

• Your anger outbursts are frequent
• Your behaviour is filled with rage even for a minor issue
• You are blowing things out of proportion with your anger
• You have experienced physical harm while venting out your frustrations
• Your bad temper distances you from your dear relationships

You may be at loss to understand how to deal with your anger. Anger is an intense emotion, if not expressed in healthier ways can turn out to be problematic. Therapy and counselling comes to your rescue and guarantees better strategies for you to handle anger issues in your life.

How will Therapy & Counselling help me in Anger Management?

At Aware, therapy works with the approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is the third wave approach in the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It is a complete non-judgmental way of understanding your troubles caused by anger and provides practically implementable solutions.

ACT and CBT have been getting popular worldwide because of interactive experiential exercises that forms the major part of the therapy. Through these fascinating exercises you will come close to understanding how your mind responds to the difficult situations. You will also learn how you can train your mind to get through tough times without reacting in a harmful manner.

The approach towards your Anger Management

Step 1: Interaction

The first step of therapy towards any mental health issue is a detailed evaluation of the client. This is done by the therapist by closely interacting with you. Knowing your background, personality, psychological make-up, genetics, relationships, etc. This helps in charting out a plan with you for further action.

Step 2: Delve into the root cause

This is the most important step to dig deeper into you and find out the root cause for your anger issues. There can be a childhood incident or a traumatic situation which would have been deep rooted in your mind and is manifested as anger today. By finding out the root cause of the anger, together with the therapist you could address the problem at the base level.

Step 3: Feeling v/s Expressing

All the emotions that human beings experience are normal. It perhaps has a meaning to protect you or instigates you to take actions. Anger is also such a feeling in your body. Feeling angry does not cause harm to anyone instead the reaction from angry feelings like an aggressive behaviour is damaging.

With therapy you will learn that it is ok to be angry. Being angry does not mean you should behave violently. You could still remain calm and express your feelings of displeasure in healthier ways. There are number of tools and techniques that the therapist will apply on you that gets in touch with your anger and makes you realise how you could manage them despite feeling them.

Step 4: Practice & Rehearsal

Every experiential tool that is taught to you in the therapy sessions are a part of your rehearsals. That way you will get slowly accustomed to perform in real whenever you come across an anger triggering situation.

Step 5: Self Compassion

This is a powerful tool especially in managing anger. You will learn to be kind towards yourself and avoid getting into self-blame and self-loathing thoughts of being angry. Being more kind towards yourself means you accept yourself well enough to handle every difficult situation in your life.

Will my anger go away after Therapy & Counselling?

That’s the catchy question. For all practical purposes of human life, anger can never fade away from your life. It will remain for the normal functioning of the psychological parameters of the body. You will find the difference in yourself being making more room for anger and changing your external behaviour.

• You will not break a vase out of rage, instead you will take a time-out
• You will not yell with anger, instead you will react in a way that is in line with the kind of person you want to be like
• You will not bang your head, instead you will do more effective tools
• You will not scold yourself, instead you will say “its ok, it happens.”

You will not push your anger out of your body, instead allow it to stay within without in such a way that it doesn’t impact and influence your actions.

Anger Therapy seems to be an elaborate process, is it too time consuming?

Therapy involves a well-rounded approach towards treating your issues. It is an elaborate process, however, time required depends on the kind of issues you want to work with your therapist. Some may take longer while some are quick to grasp and implement the tools taught by the therapist. Your therapist will be your support system till you feel better in handling your troubles.

Is the Anger Management Counselling expensive?

At Aware, the belief is firm on making therapy affordable to everyone to improve the mental health of individuals in our country. Therapy charges are not exorbitantly expensive for you to miss a life-changing experience. Your investment for Therapy & Counselling at Aware Mental Health is a worthwhile and satisfying journey towards your life’s important goals. 

What if I cannot attend sessions when I am away?

We live a life of busy bees. In this era, work and family call for a lot of travelling. Our therapist will be available to take distance sessions in your preferred medium like an online session or a telephonic session.

This way your phobia therapy sessions are always consistent and do not give you a break in between. Maintaining good consistency plays a very big role in providing fruitful results to your existing problems. 

Have more questions running in your mind?

You can shoot any questions to clarify your doubts to take up counselling by WhatsApping at +918660388394 or emailing at contact@awaremh.com

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