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Anger Management2021-10-14T11:25:45-04:00

Anger Management

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion.  Like all emotions, it is neither good nor bad.  It conveys information to someone, letting them know a situation is upsetting, unjust, or threatening.   The trouble starts when your standard reaction to anger is to explode.   It is likely that your message never has a chance to be conveyed.  Anger management becomes a problem when you express feelings in a way that harms yourself or others.  This is where it crosses the line from communication to things like bullying, intimidation, and aggression.

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Most angry people see expressing  anger as healthy and that people around them are being too sensitive, that their anger is “justified”, or that they just need to show someone they “mean business” to get respect.   The truth is that anger expression is much more likely to have a negative impact on the way people see you, impair your judgment, and get in the way of progress.  While there are significant negative effects associated with bottling up angry feelings; chronic anger displays can spiral out of control and have serious consequences to your:

  • Physical Health

  • Mental Health

  • Career

  • Relationships

If you have difficulty with anger management, you may feel like it’s out of your hands and there’s little you can do to get it under control. But you have more control than you think. With insight about the real reasons for your anger and management tools, you can learn to express your emotions without hurting others and keep your temper from ruling your life. Click here for some quick tips from the Mayo clinic.

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All clinicians at Mindly are fully licensed to practice counseling & psychotherapy in the state of North Carolina.

Brigitte Zyla, LCSWA
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Stephanie Lucas, LCSWA
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