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Anger Management

Anger is an all-consuming emotion at times, even more so now as we deal with new situations. If you don't get a grip on it, it can affect your quality of life. Anger will damage your relationships and raise your stress levels. If anger is beginning to impact your life, start taking steps to control your emotional state.

Would you like to spend more of your time with a smile on your face? Or laughing and joking with family and friends? Instead, we seem to be in a state of anger too much of the time. Handling anger issues is a huge challenge for anyone. It can take over your profession and personal life. You know you must manage it, however the answer is not right there. You need help to maintain a healthy lifestyle and relationships. Pathways Counseling Services provides techniques to help our patients manage through this challenge. Our approach is successful, and we would like to help you or someone you know.

Coping with Anger

Many people often get angry during their daily struggles. This is normal. Yet, how we cope with our anger may differ. Controlling your emotions, frustrations, and anger will help you live a happier lifestyle.

Some things to do are:

  • Find the root of your issues
  • Reflect on what triggers you
  • Discover the best way to approach them 

Understanding the precursors to your anger can assist you in redirecting your conversation.  Know yourself; it will help you to handle situations in a more productive manner.

The Consequences of Anger

Confronting conflict can be healthy. It has to be conducted in a sincere way. Exploding or demonstrating temper often, is not. Anger ostracizes you from your loved ones and only increases madness and frustration. Chronic anger issues can lead to more physical and mental issues. The physical effects can be:

  • Sleep deprivation 
  • Heart issues
  • Inability to effectively function

Your physical and mental health are too important to ignore. 

Self-Help Steps

Pathways Consulting Services encourages every person to reflect on the onset of anger.  

  • First, take a mental step backwards! 
  • Begin deep breathing by inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. During this time, reflect on what the issue is that is upsetting you. 
  • Decide on the most effective way to handle the situation.  

We often give our children a “time out” to reflect on their behavior; we should do the same.  Meditation is effective in controlling or limiting anger.

Find YOUR best approach to handle the situation. Find an amenable solution for you. Avoid words such as, “always,” “never,” and “all the time.” This “black and white” thinking only furthers an escalation of conflict. Find sentences that begin with the word "I" and not "You." Take responsibility and stop directing the blame to others.

Finally, do not let problems fester. It is easy to avoid confrontation, but this does not help anyone. Confrontations are a normal part of life. They are to be expected in our world. How we deal with them is the key. Focus on deep breathing and searching the gut of the issue and addressing it in a rational way.

Restructure Your Thinking

Anger management techniques can help reprogram the way you approach your feelings. Mindfulness and other positive thinking techniques can help you recognize negative thought patterns. Counseling can assist you in channeling your anger in a positive manner. Sometimes medication assists, but reframing your mindset is the catalyst.

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Seek Counseling

If these strategies are not helping you cope with your anger issues, it can be time to reach out for help. No one should be experiencing anger all the time. Controlling anger on your own is very difficult. It is healthy to seek help. There are tools and strategies to learn and incorporate into your life.

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Anger management is a skill that everyone can learn. If anger is ruining your lifestyle and relationships, seek help. Pathways Counseling Services specializes in this field. Learning to cope with anger to find solutions is our specialty. Please contact us if you or a loved one needs help. Reach us online or by calling: 480-235-1682. Let us help you or your loved ones live a happy fruitful life!

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