Anger Management

While anger and aggression can be distressing, they also have the ability to help us feel in control during times of conflict with others. For this reason, people have described anger as an addictive emotion, and some people have a tendency to use anger in place of feeling other emotions (emotions that can leave us feeling out of control). Of course, the problem with anger is that it can also be damaging to our relationships and prevent us from living a balanced and emotionally stable life. Therapy that focuses on anger management provides people with the skills to moderate their anger, and their other emotions, through coping strategies, mental exercises, and the development of more useful ways of thinking.

It is also important to understand different ways of communicating when angry. Read more about passive, aggressive, and assertive ways of communicating your anger.