Anger Management is rapidly becoming one of the most requested intervention treatments in Human Services.
What is Anger?
We all get angry. Anger is a normal human emotion according to the American Psychiatric Association. Anger can range from mild annoyance to intense rage. When we get angry, our heart rate, blood pressure rise and we begin releasing stress hormones. This is the cause of the shaking, sweating and loss of control many people experience when angry.
Anger can lead to violence if not properly managed, and many use it as an excuse to be abusive towards others. As a result, anger comes in various forms and levels of rage but the fact remains that none should be overlooked. Patients diagnosed with “passive anger” can have more devastating outbursts than more obviously aggressive patients. While not a pathological disorder, anger is still a serious condition that needs to be treated.
Why is it not considered a Pathological Disorder?
Because anger is a normal human emotion it is not recognised as a pathological disorder, nor is it listed as a defined illness in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Nervous and Mental Disorders.
Instead, anger is considered a lifestyle issue. Anger management skills are seen as a more appropriate intervention than psychotherapy or psychotropic medication. It is often a red flag, a sign that there are deeper underlying issues. Anger rarely happens in isolation – more often than not it accompanies, or is the precursor for, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Why Anger Management?
Anger comes in many shapes, forms, and levels of rage but, nonetheless anger is not something that should be overlooked. Whether it has built up over the short or long-term, the various side-effect are considered dangerous to healthy living. These side effects include:
- Physical violence and aggression
- Stress and irritation
- Tension within a relationship
- Lack of concentration
- Drug abuse and malnutrition
Further, if your anger is causing issues for you at work, with your health and day-to-day living, or even with the law, then you need to seek help. Some signs that your anger is causing problems include:
- Verbal, emotional, physical or psychological abuse of others
- Feeling angry an excessive amount of time
- Your loved ones are concerned about your anger
- Anger causes issues with personal or working relationships
- You use/You feel you have to use anger to get what you want
- Your anger is excessive in response to the incident that triggered it
- Anger lasts long after the triggering event is over
- Your anger has begun causing anxiety and depression
- You get angry at friends and family
- Anger used to threaten and dominate other people
Anger management involves learning about your anger and why it happens so you can find better ways to express that anger and, eventually, how to prevent it happening in the first place.
Why Creative Healing?
At Creative Healing we offer life-changing solutions for people with anger management problems. Therefore our solutions are unique and highly effective combined with rigorous exercises to guarantee a healthy life ahead. The first step to solving any problem is acceptance. We help you down this road by developing a sound and calm mind from your very first appointment.
Creative Healing provides exceptional anger management classes and exercises with highly trained and experience counselors. We also offer coaching on effective self-help to guide you through handling your anger management problems during the day.