Anger Management

Hypnotherapy for Anger Management in Dundee

Feeling angry is a normal part of life. Usually anger is a result of feeling frustrated, insulted, deceived or even under attack. For many, anger is a natural reaction that passes quickly. In some instances however, it can become a difficult emotion to control.

Failing to manage anger effectively can lead to mental and physical health problems. You may find your anger management issues are affecting your relationships, your work or even your self-esteem.

 

When does anger become a problem?

Anger can be a useful emotion that triggers a physical reaction in the body. This reaction is called ‘fight or flight’ and it normally happens when we are stressed or threatened. Adrenaline is pumped around the body, making you feel tense and ready to ‘fight’ the threat, or flee.

The problem here is that fighting or running away isn’t usually an appropriate option. This can make it difficult for us to express anger, and this is where some people develop a problem.

When you aren’t able to express your anger, you may bottle it up. This can cause angry outbursts at inappropriate times. It may also make you feel more angry in general, leading you to react more aggressively in other situations.

 

Everyone’s experience will differ, but the following types of anger issues are recognised as potentially damaging:

 

  • Chronic anger – Ongoing, prolonged anger can affect the immune system and result in other mental health issues.

  • Passive anger – When people express their anger in a passive way it often affects relationships.

  • Overwhelmed anger – Caused when an individual feels there is simply too much to cope with.

  • Self-inflicted anger – When anger is directed toward yourself due to guilt, it can be mentally damaging.

  • Judgmental anger – Directed towards others, the feeling of anger usually comes with resentment.

  • Volatile anger – Leading to violent outbursts, this form of anger can be troubling for loved ones.

If you don’t learn how to deal with anger, it can lead to physical and mental health problems.

 

 

Physical effects of anger

Suffering from anger management issues in the long-term can affect your health. Research shows it can link to the following conditions:

 

  • high blood pressure

  • colds and flu

  • heart disease

  • cancer

  • stroke

  • stomach problems.

If you are worried about any physical symptoms, you should consider seeking advice from your doctor. They will be able to assess your symptoms and see if they could be linked to your anger management issues.

 

Emotional effects of anger

Not being able to express your anger can eventually lead to further mental health conditions, such as:

 

  • depression

  • self-harm

  • anxiety

In some cases, anger management problems can be a symptom of another mental health concern. If you are experiencing any of these conditions a visit to your doctor is recommended.

 

Do I need help with anger management?

Recognising that you have a problem with anger can be difficult. You may think being angry is just the way you are, or you may not recognise your symptoms as anger related.

 

If the following has happened, you may benefit from professional anger management help:

 

  • Your behaviour has led you to break the law.

  • You are violent towards your partner, family or other people.

  • You deliberately break things or damage property.

  • You regularly argue with those close to you.

  • You feel angry constantly but feel unable to express yourself.

  • You feel out of control when you are angry and are worried about what you might do.

Hypnotherapy is an increasingly popular therapy option for those looking to change their behaviour. Anger management hypnotherapy in particular can help establish the underlying source of anger before changing unhelpful thought patterns.

 

Hypnotherapy for anger

Hypnotherapy can help those with anger management problems in several ways. The initial aim will be to understand the root cause of your anger.

Anger management problems often stem from past experiences. These experiences can shape your behaviour and belief system. So while you may think another person or situation is causing your anger, it may well come from yourself. Once this is understood, we can begin to work on changing this.

To do so, I will work on a conscious and subconscious level to help change your negative thought processes. Doing this may involve relaxation techniques and suggestions to help control your anger.

This process will change your reaction to anger triggers. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and angry, you will feel calmer and more relaxed. Feeling calmer in stressful situations helps you to think more clearly so you can react in a more appropriate way.

Anger management hypnotherapy can also help with some of the symptoms of anger. For example, if you are suffering from anxiety, stress or depression, hypnotherapy can help with these issues.

The number of anger management hypnotherapy sessions you’ll need will depend on your individual circumstances. I will teach you some self-hypnosis techniques and relaxation tips. You can use these at home when you feel angry or stressed to help you control your anger in the long-term.