Anger MangementMany of us have been taught by parents, teachers and society that anger is bad. This is not true. Anger is a normal feeling - like joy or love or sadness. In fact, angry feelings can be useful because they are a warning system that something is wrong or that we have a 'no' about something that we are experiencing. Because so many of us associate angry feelings with being out of control or violent behaviour, we tend to squash it down for fear that we will become an angry person if we let ourselves feel it. But anger (like all feelings) doesn't have a sense a time - anger located in incidents from decades ago can feel just as hot as something that happened yesterday.
Anger hides in many different behaviours; self harming, withdrawing, sulking, blaming, crying and sometimes violence. These behaviours are coping mechanisms - often developed in childhood, to help us get through diffcult situations. Therapy with me will help you uncover your relationship to your anger. When we make friends with our anger, we are able to meet it with constructive and appropriate ways of expressing it and learn how to harness the information it contains.