When anger becomes the predominant emotion in interactions with others, it has significant potential to become dysfunctional anger.
Many people have trouble processing, coping with, expressing,
and managing their anger. This in turn negatively effects their capacity to form and/or maintain friendships, deeper relationships, and excel in their employment.
When people experience anger too intensely for too long there are further consequences: negative emotions (e.g., sadness, fear), physical and verbal aggression, alcohol and drug use aggression, intentional and unintentional self-injury, and damaged relationships.
It's important to recognise that there are different levels of anger. These scales may range from annoyed to furious. Interestingly, most people fail to understand that anger generally does not simply come forth from nowhere.
Anger follows a cycle. The cycle is listed herewith.
1. Triggering Event
2. Negative Thoughts
3. Emotional Response
4. Physical Symptoms
5. Behavioural Response
Learning how to break the cycle and understanding the 'ABC' of anger is fundamental is managing anger.
Here at Lifeforce Hypnotherapy and Counselling we work with individuals and groups teaching skills for coping with the underlying factors igniting your anger.
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When people experience anger too intensely for too long there are further
consequences: negative emotions (e.g., sadness, fear), physical and verbal
aggression, alcohol and drug use, intentional and unintentional self-injury, and damaged relationships.
When people cannot tolerate angry emotions, they tend to:
Act out their anger inappropriately.
They find it difficult to control and are hurtful or abusive to themselves and
Often, they act against their own best interests.
Bypassing anger can have four ill effects: (1) developing psychosomatic
symptoms (2) projecting anger outward onto others (3) acting out hostile,
negative behaviours (4) turning the anger against oneself.
At Lifeforce Counselling and Hypnotherapy we offer Individual Anger Management Counselling sessions and also a 6 week anger management group program that is regularly accepted by local courts as a certified anger management course.
Our groups are small and friendly. We generally have 6 participants at a time.
Upon completion you will be issued with a completion certificate and official Statement of Attendance.
Our Facilitators are seasoned workplace trainers with plenty of life experience and dedicated anger management counselling qualifications.