Anger is a natural adaptive response to experiences of hurt, injustice, fear and frustration. Anger triggers an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, provokes fast breathing and releases levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline. This physical response can lead to aggressive behavior, which allows us to defend ourselves if attacked. So feeling anger is not a problem, it’s what we do with that impulsive feeling that can lead to negative behavior that can damage relationships, work, and affect our overall mental and physical health.
Anger management therapy can help you unlearn these negative responses to anger and help you to express anger in a healthy, constructive way. Anger management therapy sessions can be done in group or one-to-one sessions, with your partner or other family members.
An anger management therapist can help you to learn what anger is, recognize early signs of anger, identify what triggers your anger, teach you to take the necessary steps to relax, stay calm and deal with situations in a controlled and positive way.