Spiritual Counseling and Anger – Counselors and Therapists in Franklin, MA

From a spiritual perspective, those who believe in God see him as the creator of all things. If this is true, then he created all emotions including anger. If emotions were created to serve us, then anger must have a necessary function as well.

If this is true, then can all expressions of anger be wrong? Is there such a thing as righteous anger? If there is such a thing as righteous anger can it actually bring us closer to God? It may depend on who is defining righteous anger.

What tends to trigger our anger? Often it is brought on either by frustration because our expectations are not being met or when there are obstacles that are in the way of obtaining a desired goal. These may include when:

  • We can’t figure out a math problem,
  • A bad play cost our team a big game,
  • Our supervisor gives us a verbal warning,
  • Our child is disobedient.

Anger can also be provoked by extreme injustices. This occurs when we see others suffer from things such as:

  • Poverty
  • Racism
  • Crime
  • Abuse or
  • When someone we love is in harm’s way

Do any of these things make God angry?

Below is a link to a class on “Anger” taught by Dr. Handel. He uses scripture and actual case studies to study anger from a spiritual perspective. The causes of anger are explored as well as helpful ways to understand anger that may help us control our responses to it.

Dr. Handel is a licensed psychologist and ordained minister. He is also the Clinical Director and owner of Thriveworks Franklin. At Thriiveworks Franklin, there are therapists who have experience in anger management. They can help you identify the triggers of anger and develop both spiritual and behavioral ways of managing anger. If you, or someone you love, are struggling with issues involving anger, a therapist at Thriveworks Franklin may be able to help you. So, call Thriveworks Franklin at 617-360-7210 and make an appointment today.

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