Anger is something everyone has felt at one time or another, but sometimes unresolved anger may need anger management. Anger can be fleeting or long term rage, and it is a normal secondary feeling or emotion. Often, it stems from other unresolved primary feelings that we may have experienced. If the primary feelings are not addressed, they can get out of control and have negative consequences. Our anger management counselors teach anger management techniques and to help set goals in reducing both the physiological arousal and emotions anger produces within. Even though we cannot always change others and how they perceive the world, we can change the way we react to others and the world around us.
Everyone in your life benefits from anger management because anger affects everyone around you when it’s out of control. Learning to manage anger with the help of a counselor can be a positive and rewarding experience because it puts you back in control of your life.
Therapy Techniques for Anger Management
Though there are some differences in anger management therapy, many of the techniques used by therapists are similar. Many anger management counselors will try to help you control your anger by encouraging you to think of a calming phrase you can repeat to yourself when you feel you are becoming angry. They will also help you become a better listener. Listening to people can make you a better communicator, which is helpful since anger often stems from not being able to communicate in the way that you would like.
Other techniques include keeping a journal. The journal you keep may be to record general thoughts throughout your day, but it may also be specifically for the thoughts you have when you become angry. This technique will help reveal what primary emotions make you more prone to anger. An anger management therapist will help guide you through these thoughts and show you healthier ways to resolve your anger.
Why Choose New Horizons for Anger Management?
The anger management counseling services you will receive at New Horizons come from trained and certified counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists with years of experience. Our cost-effective and quality services are uniquely designed for each of our clients, and our committed staff is devoted to personally assisting you in your road to recovery and taking back control of your life.