Houston Anger Management Therapy
Anger is a normal feeling that we all experience. It is an instinctive response to feeling threatened. When we become angry our bodies change to meet the threat: tense muscles, pumping heart, etc. Words you may use to talk about anger include: rage, mad,wound up, furious and on your toes. Anger is often a sign that something is not right. Anger can let you know that you are being hurt, physically or emotionally. Anger can also tell you that your needs are not being met. If something is happening that is wrong you may feel angry. Anger is just
an emotion which is neither good nor bad, it is what you do with it that counts.
However, anger can have unwanted side effects. Anger can lead to difficulties in relationships, health problems, poor work performance, and difficulties with “the authorities”. Anger is alsoconnected with aggression and violence. Aggression is an action that is intended to cause injury, harm or damage, whilst anger is an emotion.
We need to understand a problem with anger in order to fix it. The first step is to acknowledge the reality of anger problems when they exist. The second step is to carefully define them. Finally, we need to consider a self-directed plan of action and/or professional anger management counseling.