Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels at times, but sometimes it can be expressed in harmful ways. It is important that you become aware of how your anger is affecting you and the people around you. When anger becomes harmful and/or persists over time, it can lead to problems in your relationships with others.
Anger becomes a problem when it causes disruptions in your everyday life and relationships. Your relations with people you love, friends and even people you work with can be affected, causing distress, tension and frustration. Difficulties in relationships due to anger may also cause you to experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, psychosomatic illness and problems with alcohol or drugs.
Although many people think that venting anger is beneficial, it is now believed that venting actually escalates anger and aggression and does not contribute towards a resolution of the situation. However it is also not beneficial to store up your anger which may lead to a “pressure cooker” experience.
Anger Management is about expressing some of your feelings of anger in a controlled way to allow you to begin to deal with the issues that are making you feel angry. Anger Management is also about making sense of your anger and understanding why you are angry. It is about learning better ways of expressing your anger and learning how to stop it from occurring in the first place.
Margaret can help you identify the triggers and early warning signs of your anger and help you learn skills and develop strategies to help you calm down and manage the situation before it gets out of control. Margaret also has resources available to help you manage your anger and to help you manage problems that may be associated with your anger such as difficulties in personal relationships.