Anger is a normal, essential, useful and natural human emotion. It tells us when our boundaries have been crossed and can help us keep ourselves safe. Anger is a problem-solving emotion, it gives us energy and motivates us to act. However sometimes, particularly if we are stressed, our anger can take control of us, causing us problems in our lives.
The report, Boiling Point, by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) in 2008 and based on a sample of almost 2000 people all over the country, states that more than 1 in 4 people worry about how angry they sometimes feel, 1 in 3 people say that they have a close friend or family member who has difficulty controlling their anger, and 1 in 5 say that they have ended a relationship or friendship because of how the other person behaved when they were angry.
How can one-to-one anger management help?
If you feel that your anger is controlling you, rather than the other way around and you are ready to make changes and do something about it, then we can work together, one-to-one, to help you manage your anger more effectively.
I’m trained to deliver the Citizen Coaching www.Citizencoaching.com anger management programme. They have experience from over 20 years working face to face with anger management and relationship problems. Nearly 9/10 people said taking the course had made a dramatic difference to their lives, with 89.5% saying it was effective in reducing the intensity of their anger and helping them be angry less often.
The course runs over 6 weeks and because we will be working one-to-one, I will be able to tailor it to suit your particular needs. Some of the things the course covers are:
The impact of stress and your environment on your anger
What to do when you feel things could ‘kick-off’ at work or at home
Understanding what your personal (everyone is different) triggers are
How to reduce the amount of anger you’re feeling
Dealing with your anger in a positive way
My anger is not the whole story
Perhaps you are going through a particularly tough time in your life, for example a divorce, custody battle over children, moving house, financial or relationship problems, or bereavement. Whilst you are not normally angry, you find that now you are easily triggered into anger. In this instance it may be more helpful to focus on these issues that are affecting you and your response to them. Before we start, we can discuss how to tailor the course to suit you.
The course runs over 6 weeks and is £50 per session.
If you want to know more, I am based in Seaford and offer Anger Management from comfortable counselling rooms. For a no-obligation 50 minute consultation for £50 on how we might together help you reduce your anger, please contact me.