ANGER MANAGEMENT; Counselling can help women feel more in control.
Are you afraid your anger is getting out of control?
Or does someone you know have destructive outbursts?
Do you find yourself pushing-down your angry feelings in a way that could damage your health?
Womens Therapy Link has worked with many women who were concerned that their anger was 'taking on a life of its own' and causing them to overeact.
They may have said things they later regret or feel ashamed of, or which have caused people to lose respect for them. They may be in danger of losing a job or a relationship they value because of their uncontrolled angry outbursts.
Or they may have recently developed tense headaches or other physical symptoms through trying to 'bite down' their annoyance.
Or they may be trying to share their home or workplace with someone who has intimidating rages.
Tiredness, hormonal imbalance, stress or over-work can all make compulsive anger worse, and it is important to do what we can to look after our physical state. That said, it can sometimes be cruxially important to learn Anger-Management techniques. Counselling for Anger-Management can help people stop destructive behaviour and develop strategies for expressing themselves effectively and safely.
In some families, jobs or cultures women are not expected to get angry (or even assertive) at all.
This can mean that anger gets pushed-down over a period of time, and then bursts out in an unreasonable and disorganised way which re-inforces the belief that there was something nasty or unladylike about getting cross in the first place: 'nice women don't get angry'.
Used in an intelligent way healthy anger is natures' way of helping us look after ourselves.
Anger can be a constructive force for change. It can help us stand up for fairness, and can bring things out into the open for discussion and resolution. In an emergency it can provide us with an adrenaline-rush for 'fight or flight'.
The important thing is to have the choice about whether to get angry or not, and if we do decide to, to be able to express ourselves in a way that does us justice.
Anger-Management can help women learn to manage their angry feelings:
- By understanding what situations 'trigger' an angry outburst
- By finding out if these triggers connect with our emotional history
- By learning different strategies for dealing with angry feelings
- By learning how to stop using anger in ways that are destructive or self-sabotaging
- By learning Assertiveness and Negotiation-skills
If you would like to find out more about Counselling for Anger Management, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will be very happy to tell you more about how Womens Therapy Link practitioners teach Anger-Management, 'Life-Skills' and Self-Help techniques in one-to-one and couples counselling sessions.
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