Anger management

If you feel that your anger is out of control or if it is having an impact on your relationships and important areas of your life, you might consider counseling. At Journey into Wellness, our clinicians use a range of techniques to help change your thinking and your behavior. The goal of anger management is to reduce both your emotions and feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. Psychological tests measure the intensity of feelings, how prone to anger you are and how well you handle anger. Individuals who are easily angered generally have a low tolerance for frustration. They lack the ability to take things in stride and often become explosive.

Some physical symptoms of anger related problems include:

  • Tingling in fingers and other parts of the body
  • Heart palpitations or tightening of the chest
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Pressure in the head or sinus cavities
  • Clenching of the jaws or grinding of teeth
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating, especially palms
  • Hot feeling in the neck and face
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach aches
Angry man

What you can expect

Anger management classes or counseling can be accomplished individually or in a group setting. The setting, length and number of sessions vary.

Your will learn how to:

  • Identify situations that are likely to anger you and learn to respond in nonaggressive ways before you become angry.
  • Learn specific skills to use in situations that are likely to trigger your anger.
  • Recognize when you are not thinking logically about a situation and correct your thinking.
  • Learn ways to calm yourself when you become angry.
  • Learn how to express yourself assertively in situations when you become angry.
  • Learn how to problem-solve when you become frustrated and learn how redirect your energy.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively and defuse anger and resolve conflicts.