Anger Management Works

Anger Management Works.  Written by Ashley Pisciottano, UNF Communications Major and our Psychology Intern at D’Arienzo Psychological Group.

Our anger management programs are for those whose anger gets out of control and is destructive. Getting help and managing your anger can greatly impact your quality of life for the better.

Anger can arise from many triggers, such as a specific person, event, memory, or personal setback. Our anger management programs will help you reduce your negative feelings and outbursts toward these triggers.

In our anger management programs our therapists, counselors, or psychologist will first need to find out what triggers your anger, and then we will help you to develop strategies to keep those triggers from tipping you over the edge. The different strategies that we offer in our anger management programs include:  relaxation, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, better communication, using humor, and changing environment (APA, 2016).

In each of these strategies the key goal is to teach you how to respond and get around angry triggers in a controlled way. It will likely take you 10 weeks to three months to adequately learn these strategies (Castella, 2013) meaning they will become a new habit. You must be aware of your anger and use these strategies when you feel your anger emerging. Also thinking before acting out can save you from many regrets.

Anger is associated with serious harm and in the worst case scenario, homicides may result (Fives, Kong, & Fuller, 2011). If your life is falling apart because of anger, you need to get help to avoid hurting yourself or others around you. If you are dealing with anger issues, you must realize your faults and overcome them in a controlled, meaningful manner. Also learning from past experiences can help you handle a situation differently the next time it comes around.

Anger management works if you are willing to change and make the effort to get help!

References

APA. (2016). Controlling anger before it controls you. http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx

Castella, T. (2013). Luis Suarez: Does anger management actually work? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22264123

Fives, C.J., Kong, G., & Fuller, J.R. (2011). Anger, aggression, and irrational beliefs in adolescents. Cognitive Therapy Research,35:199-208.

Anger Management Does Work. Call us today to participate in one of our face to face or online anger management therapeutic programs.

D’Arienzo Psychological Group Main Anger Management Page

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