Anger is a natural feeling that affects everyone. As a core emotion shared by all humans, it is neither good nor bad. It’s perfectly healthy and normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged. The feeling isn’t the problem, because if understood and processed properly it can be very healthy. It’s what you do with your angry feelings that makes a difference. Anger becomes a problem when it harms you or others. Things that can make you feel angry include losing someone you love, sexual frustration, being tired, hungry or experiencing pain.
If you have a hot temper, you may feel like it’s out of your hands and there’s little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your emotions without hurting others—and when you do, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll also be more likely to get your needs met. Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, the easier it will get. And the rewards can be very significant for your life and relationships. Learning to control your anger and express it appropriately can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.
At LifeChange, Anger management is a form of counselling to help you cope with any angry feelings you may have that affect your health, work, social behavior or personal relationships.