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Do you offer Anger Management?

Yes. I have treated many instances where anger and rage have got out of control.

Psychological Reasons: There can be many reasons for unexpected outbursts of anger. High stress levels are top of the list psychologically speaking.

Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Post Natal Depression, Acute Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders, Bi-Polar, all create high arousal in the ‘emotional brain’ - the limbic brain. Anger is the firing of the ‘fight’ response in the ‘Fight or Flight’ mechanism - our natural response to a frightening situation ( see ‘Fight or Flight’).

Physiologically: If you are having severe headaches and fits, this could indicate a physical cause. There are many simple explanations for this, but it would be smart to get yourself checked out by your Doctor as soon as possible.

What is Anger Management?

Anger Management is about identifying the initial feelings, sensations, and thought patterns that trigger an anger attack.

These can be tracked down sequentially and methods learned to defuse the patterns that are prompting the anger reflex. I know this might sound complicated but when this process is broken down into several sessions, it’s really not so overwhelming.

These patterns can follow a more general trend, for example, feelings of injustice, bad manners, sexual advances or aggression from another person directed towards our partners, all are common trigger points.

Although most Anger Management may be assumed to be male orientated, female Anger Management is also common. It has been estimated that the percentage of domestic violence cases perpetrated by women against their male partners accounts for some 40% of all DV (Domestic Violence)cases.

The Solution:

The solution is to reduce stress levels by whatever means possible, and therapy will help us to do this - so don’t worry if it seems like too big a task. We need to create a space between the initial feelings of anger and the outbursts that follow so that we can regain control. Again there are ways of doing this. Sometimes the anger is literally explosive, moving in milliseconds from a feeling of mild irritation to a full blown rage attack - an ‘emotional hijack’.

This is when we will need specialist help.

When we are in the grips of these rage attacks we may have no memory of the incident afterwards. Again this form of amnesia is quite common.

There are many techniques that can put us back into control, so please don’t feel overwhelmed, just give me a call and we can chat about how I can help you.

I am intending to write more about this subject so do check out my blog site from time to time. You will also find links to the many articles and blogs that I have written on other topics of interest, so please feel free to browse.

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Hilarie is a Human Givens Psychotherapist and Counsellor practising in Marlow Buckinghamshire.  She is experienced in the use of hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and many other therapeutic and life coaching techniques.

Call her on:   07866 502566

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