Anger is an emotion distinguished by strong negative feelings toward someone or something. Everyone feels anger or frustration at times. Anger can be constructive and gives people a way to express their emotions. But if you have trouble controlling your anger, it can quickly become destructive and impact your quality of life and mental and physical health. If you are having problems with anger (for example, trouble with the law, physical violence or the threat of physical violence, breaking things, or driving dangerously) you may want to take steps to work on it. Seeing a mental health professional who specialized in anger management can be very beneficial. Anger management won’t try to keep you from feeling angry; anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But when you can learn to recognize the signs that you're becoming angry, you can implement learned strategies to calm down and deal with the situation.
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Anger is not the enemy. It is how we respond to our own anger that can get us into trouble. Anger is a complex response to either external or internal triggers. Physiologically, it activates a part of our brain called the amygdala. We can actually learn to use the higher reasoning centers of our brains to actively soothe our agitated amydalas. This is the essence of anger management.
Expression of anger is often the reaction to a deeper primary emotional experience. I will work with you on a cognitive level to help identify what triggers your anger, and on a mind-body level to raise awareness of how you experience anger in the body. In doing so, we can identify ways to better cope with emotions and experiences that contribute to your anger.
In my early years as an intern, I had the unusual experience of running a 52 week anger management program for men convicted of domestic violence. I was trained in anger management techniques as well as the role that trauma plays in our ability to manage fight or flight reactions. Some need help containing anger, some need help accessing it. I encourage a healthy relationship to anger.
We all become frustrated and stressed at times. When that stress leads to anger we are at the greatest risk to hurt ourselves and others. Identifying with Anger, may lead you take action which you might take when calm. Calming the mind, body complex with effective tools loosens its grip and frees our lives.
Understanding underlying aspects of our anger and understanding our role in our relationship is a key to treating anger and understanding it as an attempt to communicate something or not getting our basic needs met in our relationships.
Feeling overwhelmed by anger can be a really lonely experience. Often, it’s those moments when we need connection the most that we end up driving away the people with whom we so desperately wish to connect. I use Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication to help you understand your anger and work with it in more effective ways.
Anger as an emotion is often misrepresented as a problem, when it really is an means of asserting and protecting oneself. I assist people in recognizing their triggers and developing effective ways to communicate their needs and control harmful actions. I have worked extensively with conduct disorder students and adults in treatment and school settings.
Trained in SAHMSA evidenced based anger management for those with mental health and or substance use disorders
Anger is a normal and useful emotion. I teach my clients how to self-soothe and also to soothe each other when this emotion grows beyond healthy interaction. I teach you how to identify the signs of unproductive anger and how to get back on track and express your anger in a healthy way for both parties to feel heard and understood.
Anger is a natural emotion. It exists to tell us when something isn\'t as we want it to be. What isn\'t natural is dealing with it in unhealthy and unproductive ways. Evaluating what we want and need in our lives is an essential first step in reducing the amount of anger we experience. The thoughts and beliefs we have shape our feelings and actions, so examining those is key too.
Helping individuals and families identify and work to manage feelings of anger through mindfulness tools as well as through working to increase each individual's sense of safety and connection with one another.
Anger issues are usually related to stress and trauma from the past! We can work through these and learn mindfulness techniques to keep us in the present moment and help us to monitor triggers before they become explosive.
Anger is often the only 'acceptable' emotion for men to display, while for women it is often 'unacceptable' to show anger. I will help you uncover what is behind the anger and resolve the source while developing the skills to more appropriately express yourself.
Have you tried counting to 10? Are you interested in trying something else? I help individuals struggling with anger or resentment learn to cultivate compassion not only for others but also themselves. Building compassion can shift a person\'s experience of how they relate with themselves and others, improving relationships.
Anger is a healthy and necessary emotion and is important for us to be able to thrive. Often times, the ways in which we handle our anger can cause issues in our lives. My goal is to help you learn how to manage your anger in a healthy and beneficial way.
Anger is a normal human emotion. Sometimes the way that we handle this emotion causes various problems in our lives. I focus on helping my clients gain tools and skills to cope more effectively with anger.