Children as well as adults can often feel overwhelmed with emotions, and experience difficulty with regulating their moods or their behaviours in response to challenging situations. Anger is an emotion that ranges from mild irritation to rage. We can fe angry when our needs or desires are not being met, or when we feel threatened, disrespected, or believe another person has violated our personal values. As a result of anger we may act out aggressively. Anger that is felt to intensely or expressed ineffectively can result in a variety of problems that impact our relationships, health and mind. There can be many factors related to self-regulation and emotional management. Anger has a strong biological impact. During prolonged periods of anger, your nervous system becomes over activated, and this can lead to hypertension, heart disease, or weakened immune system in adults. Feelings of anger, in addition to other negative emotions, can cause physical damage over time. Genetic makeup and health can play a role in the development of emotional regulation and in some families, anger is more difficult to manage than in other families. Disruptions in the family or school social environment may influence your child’s experiences of anger or other emotions. Friendships andconflict with others can be especially difficult. Understanding and identifying the actual causes of anger outbursts are important aspects of therapy.
Anger Management Techniques
The way we express anger results from a combination of factors, including temperament as a child, family background, and learned behaviours. How you show your anger often is a habitual and familiar response that you’ve developed after many years. In fact, you may feel that you have no control over your anger. One of the keys to managing anger is to arm yourself with effective coping skills so that you don’t instinctively act on your anger. Some anger management techniques are:
- Becoming aware of how anger became a learned response
- Examining the negative consequences of your behaviours
- Assessing your anger triggers
- Changing your response to being angry
- Engaging in relaxation and mindfulness techniques
- Using thought stopping
- Improving communication styles
Anger Management Counselling
If you feel that your anger is uncontrollable, is negatively impacting your relationships, or causing problems in your life, you might consider anger management counselling. Cheryl Turner, an anger management specialist, has worked with numerous individuals helping them better control their anger and other emotions. She will help to facilitate appropriate changes in your thinking, emotions, behavior, health and habits. Working together with Cheryl, you will develop personalized strategies for coping with your emotional challenges and uncover the solutions you need for a better and more fulfilling life.
How I can help
The best place to start is by speaking to Cheryl to discuss anxiety treatment options, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment. Follow these simple steps:
Text today at 250-307-0679 or e-mail me for a free consultation
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Cheryl offers both in-person and teletherapy for online anxiety treatment for residents of
Alberta and BC. Her private practice is located at 4415 – 29th Street, Vernon BC.