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Anger Related Problems

What is Anger?

Anger is an emotion that can be described by opposition or hostility towards something or someone. It is often related to the ideas of perceived unfairness or even threats towards ourselves. Recognizing anger can be a good thing, as it can motivate us to solve problems or even to express negative feelings. However, if one can not appropriately manage anger, or if the anger becomes excessive, it can lead to all sort of problems, which can affect health, social or professional aspects of one’s life.

Questions to ask yourself before committing to psychotherapy:

  • Have you found yourself in situations of disagreement during which you had a hard time stopping your own the escalation of conflict;
  • Do you find it difficult to maintain calm and clarity in the face of stress and pressure?
  • Did anybody tell you that you have a low tolerance when experiencing difficult emotions?

How our counseling sessions could help?

  • You will learn strategies to better manage emotions like anger and to better express or articulate negative feelings in general.
  • You will also learn strategies to more efficiently use the time between the trigger and your response to it, so you can successfully use your reasoning rather than react impulsively;
  • Effective ways to relax and compartmentalize different problems or predicaments you might encounter.

What therapeutic approaches we use?

One of the most researched and effective therapeutic approaches to anger, guilt or shame feelings is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and we will most likely use this approach for case conceptualization and for the many practical solutions and strategies it can offer. To be more specific, we will use effective methods to better control anger, like cognitive approaches to better understand and process the thoughts related to anger, imagery and anticipation methods, behavioural approaches as well as communication methods, including appropriate use of assertiveness.

If you are ready to start the process of addressing issues related to anger or you would like to better manage your anger responses, call us at (647) 973-1415 or email us info@anxietysolutions.ca. We offer a free phone consultation and quick first appointments.