Anger Management

Anger is a commonly experienced emotion which can range in intensity from mild annoyance to rage. 

It is not people that can trigger anger, but the emotion of anger is influenced by our thoughts and our interpretation of external factors and the ability and skills to cope with them. When a person believes that they have been wronged, treated unfairly or unjustly or feels their wellbeing is under threat, they can often respond in anger. Anger is triggered when a person believes they have been wronged by someone, that something unfair or unjust has happened, or that their wellbeing and social status are either not being respected or are under threat. No person can make us angry, rather anger is influenced by people’s thoughts, their interpretations of events and their coping skills and available supports.

Anger is a normal human emotion and although it is often perceived as negative it doesn't always have to be harmful; in fact, it can be a healthy response, when expressed respectfully. When anger is controlled it can be a helpful emotion to take positive actions to change situations for the better.

However, when anger expresses itself negatively through violence and physical or psychological injury it not only impacts oneself but also those around you.

Seeking Help

If anger is affecting your ability to thrive in your daily life, one of our psychologists can help. We usually see clients individually, but also provide additional support to family members where necessary.

We are equipped to not only support you with anger management strategies but other associated conditions such as anxiety, depression or substance use.

Contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation. Read our practical strategies for anger management to help you today.

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*Information obtained from The Australian Psychological Society.

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