Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you're becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way, before it goes out of hand. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, human emotion and is not detrimental when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this.
You may learn anger management skills on your own, using books or other resources but how effectively you are able to apply it in your everyday life and where you are getting stuck in the process, is something for which people consider professional help. A mental health professional helps you in dealing with your anger effectively. Counsellors also help you identify if its rage or anger and then guide you with techniques to handle it better.
Anger management sessions or counseling for anger management can be done in a group setting or one-on-one. The setting, length and number of sessions vary, depending on the counselor and your needs. Counselling for Anger management can be brief or last for weeks or months.
Generally, counseling for anger management focuses on learning specific skills and ways of thinking, so that you can cope with your anger better. If you have any other mental health conditions, such as depression or addiction, you may need to work on these issues also, for anger management methods to be effective.
The aim of counseling and anger management sessions is to teach you to:
- Identify situations that are likely to set you off and respond in a non-aggressive way.
- Learn specific skills to use in situations, likely to trigger your anger
- Recognize when you aren't thinking logically about a situation, and correct your thought processes.
- Calm yourself down when you begin to feel frustrated or iiritated.
- Express your feelings and needs assertively (but not aggressively) in situations that make you feel angry
- Focus on problem-solving in frustrating situations — instead of using energy to be angry, you'll learn how to redirect your energy to resolve the situation
- Communicate effectively to defuse anger and resolve conflicts
The goal of anger management is to reduce the emotional and physiological symptoms caused by anger. You may not be able to avoid people or situations that anger you, but you can control your reactions towards them.
If you would like to talk about it in detail and share your experience with anger, you can reach out to us on our email id. Or book an appointment with us. At LetSmile, we have been successful in helping our clients deal with anger and rage issues effectively and have a positive change in their life.