Anger Management at Thriveworks in Bronx, NY
We all get angry at times, but how we deal with the emotion of anger is important. Do arguments with your spouse or friends over the little things often become screaming matches? Is it difficult to control your temper when your coworkers annoy you?
Sometimes the anger is uncontrollable, and people take their frustrations out on objects, such as kicking a door or punching a wall. When they are angry, people may call others names, make threatening gestures and give dirty looks. Others hold the anger in and later explode in at something relatively minor.
Frequently feeling angry is stressful. When people react to anger in a more aggressive way than a situation calls for, they can physically hurt themselves and others. Anger can interfere with relationships, work, school and sleep, and it can pose numerous health risks.
For the past 10 years, the experienced therapists at Thriveworks in Bronx, NY have helped thousands of people with uncontrollable anger. They work with people to help them recognize the causes and triggers that make them angry, teach them ways to positively respond to these triggers and determine the best anger management treatment plan so they can enjoy healthier lives– both mentally and physically.
Tips to Deal with Anger
When you are angry, there are many things you can do to feel better and avoid the consequences of uncontrollable anger. The next time you feel angry, practice the following suggestions.
Breathe. When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by anger, breathe deeply, and remember to inhale and exhale slowly. Do this for several minutes until you calm down.
Take a walk. Go for a walk and breathe in the fresh air. Observe nature and your surroundings, which may give you a different perspective on things.
Leave. When words are said in anger, they are seldom thought out ahead of time. You can’t take them back. When you begin to feel really angry at a spouse, coworker or friend, it is better to walk away and give yourself time to think about a response. It is perfectly fine to let the other person know you need a few minutes alone to get your thoughts together.
Do something you enjoy. Maybe you enjoy painting, writing or gardening. Step away from the situation and do something that makes you happy. You will be able to take the time to think about what made you angry and cool off.
Exercise. Whatever your game is–basketball, softball, soccer, tennis–or any sport you enjoy, take a few minutes to get some exercise in and let off some steam.
Triggers to Anger
There are many triggers for anger, and they differ from person to person based on individual life experiences. For people who were bullied during their childhood, their triggers may be intense toward someone who is controlling or threatening. Some of the most common triggers for anger are:
- Physical threats.
- Labeling, shaming, blaming.
- Grief from sadness or the loss of someone close.
- Sexual frustration.
- Unrealistic deadlines and things beyond your control, such as being stuck in a traffic jam.
- Being physically or mentally unwell.
- Living with a serious illness.
How Anger Can Make You Ill
The effects of uncontrollable anger that is not managed can take a toll on your health. Anger causes the body to release adrenaline and cortisol, the same hormones that are released with stress. These hormones can cause an increase in blood pressure, pulse, body temperature and breathing rate. The body is not built to withstand the high levels of these hormones over long durations of time regularly.
The following are only a few of the health problems that can result from anger.
- Eating disorders
- Skin disorders
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management control at Thriveworks in Bronx, NY. Therapists can help you to recognize the causes of your anger, teach you how to respond to its triggers in positive ways and provide the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call Thriveworks in Bronx, NY at (917) 525-2451 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life.