Don’t Make Me Mad: Learning How to Manage Anger

Anger is a natural human emotion that can be very powerful and, at times, unpredictable. Everyone gets angry — and that’s okay. What’s not okay is when anger gets out of control and becomes destructive, leading to problems at home, at work, at school, and in your personal relationships.

Does this sound familiar? If so, there is help. Anger management is a process designed to teach skills that help reduce the emotional feelings and the physiological changes that anger causes. It helps you identify what triggers your anger so you can learn to how to control your reactions in various situations.

The goals of anger management can be summed up in three steps:

Through anger management, you’ll learn to prevent anger by learning how to be less angry. You may have heard the statement, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Through anger management, you’ll learn to do just that, so you can avoid wasting valuable time becoming angry with trivial and uncontrollable issues.

The second step in anger management is to learn to control your anger when you find yourself in a situation where it’s reasonable to be angry. Recognizing the signs and how to change what you think and feel about situations that are prone to anger you is key teaching in this second step.

The last step is about learning to use your anger constructively. You’ll learn conflict resolution skills, such as compromise and negotiation, so that your anger can be used for problem solving and not destruction.

If anger has been an issue for you and you’re ready for a change, contact us so you can learn the skills necessary to find peace in your life.