Anger is an emotion that we all feel from time to time and isn’t necessarily a problem. However, it could become a problem if you get angry too often or too excessively. Anger is also problematic if it leads you to act in dangerous ways, or gets in the way of you achieving your goals in life.

The most effective approach to overcoming unhealthy anger is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT demonstrates how anger problems are caused by unhelpful thoughts and beliefs. The solution will involve you decreasing the physical symptoms using relaxation techniques and methods to change the thoughts that lead you to get excessively angry.

It is important in counselling for you and me to get an understanding of the specific triggers that are setting off your anger. You may not have control of external situations, such as work stress, but you can learn to change your thoughts, behaviours and physical reactions. Using CBT you will learn how to problem-solve in a way that is more likely to get your needs met and to learn more effective conflict resolution skills.

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