How to control anger effectively

Anger Management

Anger is a result of feeling frustrated, insulted, deceived or even under attack. For many, anger is a natural reaction that passes quickly. In some instances however, it can become a difficult emotion to control. Health issues linked to unresolved anger include high blood pressure, heart attack, depression, anxiety, colds, flu and problems with digestion.

The general advice given for anger management includes counting to ten and breathing slowly as counting to 10 gives you time to cool down so you can think more clearly and overcome the impulse to lash out while breathing out longer than breathing in, and relax as you breathe out will help calm you down effectively and help you think more clearly. Bring down your general stress levels with exercise and relaxation. Running, walking, swimming, yoga and meditation are just a few of the activities that can help reduce stress. Although these treatments are useful and effective, they are often short lived.

Because of this, people who become angry are often in search for ways and treatments to help their case for the long run.

There are private courses and therapists who can help with anger issues. Make sure any therapist you see is registered with a professional organisation.

Hypnotherapy has proven to be an effective way to control angry outbursts. The initial aim of the hypnotherapist will be to understand the root cause of your anger will work on a conscious and unconscious level to help change your negative thought processes and hopefully, this will achieve a difference in your reaction to anger triggers. Feeling calmer in stressful situations helps you to think more clearly so you can react in a more appropriate way.

Most anger management involves learning forms of stress management, these techniques will help reduce the triggers that bring about anger in the first place.