What is Anger Management?
Anger is a natural emotional state which is neither good nor bad on its own; it is how we express our anger, either in words or actions, that can sometimes become frightening or harmful.
When attacked, physically or emotionally, our glands flood our bloodstream with adrenalin, preparing the body for its “flight or fight” mechanism. It is nature’s way of giving us the edge when escaping danger or the strength to overcome adversity. If this excess energy is not released it can build up and up until it overflows into the potential for destructive or violent behaviour.
We all feel frustrated from time to time, but it is important to be able to release the pressure valve before frustration turns into something scarier. Some people have shorter fuses than others, and some have a natural propensity to jump directly to the harmful or frightening end of the anger scale. However, any one of us can have a problem with anger if we bottle it up and allow it to fester. Some form of anger management may well be the answer for any of the examples noted above. This is not only to curb the anger, but also to prevent the physical and emotional effects that often accompany people with anger management issues.