What is anger?
Anger is a natural emotional response essential to our survival. When anger replaces reasoning in controlling thoughts and behaviors, it detrimentally affects our mental and physical well-being.
Primarily, anger is regarded as an outward aggressive response directed at someone or something. Anger can also be directed internally and expressed passively as sarcasm, indifference, or callous behavior. Cognitive change and learning new skills will help present this emotion in a healthy and constructive manner.
Defined as a fundamental human emotion, anger is connected to the acute stress response of the sympathetic nervous system. It is often characterized with feelings of frustration, stress, and irritation. The intensity of anger ranges from moderate annoyance to extreme rage.
Anger is commonly associated with negative connotations and feelings. It may also serve as a positive avenue for communicating adverse emotions or as motivation in discovering new solutions to existing problems. Every human has experienced anger in demanding and stressful situations, which generally is a healthy response. Complications arise when excessive anger interferes with interpersonal relationships and cognitive functioning.
What causes anger?
There are numerous internal and external sources that cause anger. For example, a specific person, a particular event, personal concerns, or traumatic memories, can all illicit anger responses.
Of the many sources that cause anger, the environment has the greatest influence on how it is expressed. Environmental factors such as family instability, poverty, substance abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and financial stress, all considerably affect our emotional state and mental well-being.
Why is anger management important?
Anger is expressed consciously and subconsciously in expressive, suppressive, or calming approaches. Consciously governing this emotion is essential to improving interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and overall health.
An expressive approach transfers internal emotions outward. Expressing anger in a clear, assertive, and nonaggressive form, addresses complications and disagreements in a healthy and respectful manner.
A suppressive approach converts or redirects anger. The intention is to contain and transform emotions into positive and constructive behaviors. This method is potentially harmful since external expression is inhibited. It could also cause anger to be directed inward leading to physical and mental health decline.
A calming approach implements strategies that regulate internal and external responses. Methods used in the calming approach include expressing emotions with conscious thought, exercising, identifying resolutions, being respectful and specific, using humor, and implementing relaxation techniques.
How to treat anger management?
Psychotherapy and cognitive restructuring help to create positive internal and external responses to anger. Effective communication is central to expressing the emotion in a constructive and conscientious manner. Psychotherapy helps identify sources of anger and provides skills to control associated thoughts and behaviors.
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Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
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