Do you find yourself in a bit of tension? Do you get into a rage only to later wonder “What happened”? Do you get irritated with “stupid” people? Does your quick “tongue” get you into a jam? Have you ever lost a relationship due to your anger being out of control? Have you lost a job or jobs because of your angry outbursts? Have you found yourself holding in your emotions, letting them build up and build up only to all of a sudden just “explode” with anger? Has your anger got you into trouble or unintended consequences? Does it seem sometimes that your anger blindsides you and just jumps out like an impulse? Do you find yourself trying to apologize over and over again for the same thing?
You are not alone. There’s a multitude of people from all walks of life, cultures, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and from many professions who struggle with controlling their anger on a regular, daily or even moment by moment basis. With multiple stressors, increased demands on our time and energy, economic strain and uncertainty, life pushing us in many directions, the frustration level can grow and grow until we just have “had it”! As counselors, we have helped many of our clients work through their anger and frustration so they can manage their anger and stress as well as helping them to improve their outlook on life. What is it about anger that one battles with? Let’s take a look at anger — what it is, why we have it, and what we can do to manage it.
What is Anger?
Anger is a strong intense feeling associated with irritation, hate, rage, dislike, or hostility. It can be seen as a state of being mad, annoyed and often filled with frustration. When many people identify anger, they associate it with actions such as yelling, sarcasm, intense facial expression, screaming, punching, kicking, throwing things, fights, depression, and even the “silent treatment”. It could also been understood as two or more people butting head in disagreement or being irritated with each other.
It is a basic human response or reaction as part of our survival or self-preservation. However, there are many reasons why we may get angry.
Pathways Counseling Services provides private, compassionate, and supportive counseling with counselors ready to help you address your anger. Our counselors are educated and experienced with diverse backgrounds, styles, and approaches. You are valued and worth being understood by a counselor who truly listens to you while showing unconditional regard and acceptance.
Give us a call or send us an email to discuss or arrange a time to meet to see what we can do to help you with managing your anger and look to solutions for a better you.
Call at 520-292-9750 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org