Anger is a basic human emotion
Do you get easily upset when someone cuts you in traffic? Do you feel intense rage when your colleague gets the much awaited promotion you deserved? Does your blood pressure rise when your partner, spouse or a close friend do not deliver on their promises? All of these feelings arise from an emotional response of Anger. Also known as Rage or Aggression, Anger is a basic human emotion like any other emotion such as Happiness, Sadness, Love, Greed, etc. It’s completely normal to feel angry in certain day to day situations and almost every human being expresses anger at some time or another. We usually become angry when we feel wronged or threatened. Anger is considered to be triggered by the fight or flight response of the body to perceived threat. However, when this emotion gets out of our control, it consumes us to an extent where our personal and professional life starts getting affected. As a result the overall quality of our life is impacted negatively. People around us start perceiving us differently; it impairs our judgement and sometimes, gets in the way of our ability to perform our daily tasks successfully. In addition, excessive anger could also lead to certain physical and mental health issues such as increased blood pressure, raised heart rate, increased levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline in the body, etc.
So how do you control this anger? The three main approaches of Anger management include:-
How do you know which to use when? Are there any other strategies to cope with anger issues? The best way is to seek professional help with a good qualified and experienced psychologist.
A few of the basic coping strategies used in Psychological treatment of Anger include:
Progressive Relaxation techniques are taught to help you calm down when facing situations that make you angry.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY:
Psychologists help you find alternative ways of reacting to situations that make you aggressive or excessively angry. They guide you to instead focus on positive thinking in such situations.
The focus here is learning of new behaviours that help to avoid the anger triggering situations.
The team of expert Psychologists at Happy N Healthy usually use a combination of the above mentioned strategies in order to customize the best treatment for each individual.