If you feel that your anger is really out of control, if it is having an impact on your relationships and on important parts of your life, you might consider counseling to learn how to handle it better.
If the anger is chronic, one should seek professional help. But almost anyone can benefit from some level of coaching and psycho-education that can teach skills not only to manage anger but also to manage other emotion, become less emotional reactive.
The goal of anger management program is that no matter happened, particularly when you face with difficult, undesirable situation, to control your behavior. Understand that you are the one who is always responsible of his feelings, thoughts and actions. So, you are in control of your emotions rather than the emotions controlling you.
The following are the goals of anger management program:
- Enjoy constructive working relationship
- Turn anger into healthy, productive signal while utilizing healthy strategies
- Process anger constructively by understanding its psychodynamic
- Manage anger and other challenging emotions in healthy ways
- Eliminate self-destructive/maladaptive behaviors
- Become assertive (not aggressive)
- Develop communication skills
- Overcome emotional reactivity
- Develop self control
- Let go and move on
- Build problem solving skills
- Create change and get unstuck
- Take responsibility for your actions
- Halt escalation and resolve conflicts
- Understand what is underneath your anger
- Explore hurt that has been masked by anger
- Express your needs and feelings in a constructive way
- Feel the joy and zest for life
To manage your anger, you need to first understand what anger is, why you get angry, and why you do the things you do when you are angry. Without this insight into your anger, you will find that it is not as easy to defeat that particular problem as you might wish.
In addition to understanding and psycho-education, anger management provides the necessary tools to overcome the anger emotions and have a healthy relationship and life. The fact is that almost anyone can benefit from some level of coaching and psycho-education that can teach skills not only to manage anger but also to manage other emotions, while becoming less emotional and reactive.
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