Physical Signs of Anger
- Tense muscles
- Burning or tightness in the chest
- Hot flush
- “How dare he do that to me!”
- “I won’t stand for it!”
- Frowning or scowling
- Clenching fists
- Speaking sternly
- Verbal or physical aggression
People with chronic or problematic anger often have difficulties in school or at work. Often these difficulties also show up at home or in their relationships with others. Anger often occurs along with things like behaviour problems, depression, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, or anxiety.
Treatment for Problem Anger
Psychotherapy and counselling that is short-term and strategy-based can be very helpful for better anger management. Strategies include relaxation training, retraining unhelpful thinking patterns, improving our communication skills, using humour to “get perspective”, and learning new problem solving strategies. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a primary type of psychotherapy that is helpful for managing anger in as few as 12-16 sessions. Other therapies that can be helpful include mindfulness meditation and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
At Brookside Psychologists, our licensed therapists provide compassionate and effective treatment to help with problematic anger. Finding a therapist can be a confusing process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us – let us help you navigate to find the help you need. Contact us today.
Community Resources for Anger Issues