When you’re angry, do you start name calling? Do you get angry when someone wants you to open up and share your feelings? Do you lack patience? Are your family members or kids afraid to talk to you?
No one wants to admit they get angry, especially when it gets out of control and hurts the ones we love.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be time to consider anger management therapy.
Some physical symptoms of anger-related problems include:
- Heart palpitations or tightening of the chest
- Increased blood pressure
- Pressure in the head or sinus cavities
Use the following anger management exercises any time it feels your anger is overwhelming, until you feel calm:
- Learn to breathe
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Visualize yourself calm
- Get moving
- Recognize your triggers
- Stop and listen
- Change your thinking
- Avoid dwelling on the same things
Anger issues aren’t uncommon and the first step towards change is admittance of the problem. Learning to stop isn’t as simple as some may think, but together we can come up with a game plan tailored exclusively to you. If you or someone you know is experiencing anger management issues, contact us today!