Anger Management at Thriveworks in Snellville, GA
Anger doesn’t feel good. Our stomach tightens up and we start to sweat. Instead of acting, we react in survival mode. Anger causes us to lose our judgment and respond to it out of emotion. At times, anger can get so intense as to make us tremble and feel hate toward others.
Excessive anger is also a threat to both physical and emotional health. It can lead to illnesses, such as cardio vascular disease, stroke, gastrointestinal problems and skin irritations. Anger can cause loneliness, anxiety and low self-esteem issues. Relationships can become strained, and sometimes others feel like they have to walk on eggshells around you. When you are angry, it affects family, friends and others who are close to you.
The experienced therapists at Thriveworks in Snellville, GA have worked with thousands of people with uncontrollable anger to help them find the causes and triggers of their anger and healthy ways to respond to the triggers. For a decade, the therapists at Thriveworks have worked with individuals to find anger management treatment plans so they can enjoy marital and family harmony and healthier lives.
Warning Signs of Anger
It is important to recognize when you are angry in order to be able to manage it in a non-aggressive way.
- Physical Signs of Anger
- Clenching the jaws
- Grinding your teeth
- Sweatiness, particularly your palms
- Increased and rapid heart rate
- Emotional Signs of Anger
- Sadness or depression
- Feel like you want to strike out verbally or physically
- Feel like you want to be away from the situation
Other Signs of Anger
- Cupping your fist with the other hand
- Losing your sense of humor
- Rubbing your head
- Craving a drink, smoke or other substances that relaxes you
- Raising your voice
- Yelling, screaming or crying
- Rubbing your head
What Can You Do to Manage Anger
- Take a break. Get a cup of coffee or take a walk.
- Practice deep, abdominal breathing.
- Contract and relax muscles.
- Laugh. Watch a funny movie, visit with a friend who has a good sense of humor or think of a story that makes you laugh.
- Write it down. Get a notebook and write as much as you want. Write a story, a letter or a poem. List the things you are thankful for.
- Talk to a friend, a family member or somebody you trust. Let them know how you feel.
- Tackle a project in the house, get an errand done or tend to the garden. The physical exercise will do you good, and you’ll get some chores done at the same time.
- Go to a safe haven, whether it’s your room, a coffeehouse or the gym. You’ll have time to think about the situation if you walk away and decompress.
- Take this opportunity to redecorate your bedroom, kitchen or any room that needs a makeover. Your home should be a place that relaxes you. Find ways to decorate—hang up pictures that make you happy and surround yourself with colors that you like. It is also a good time to declutter and use stress-reducing colors.
- Write an e-mail to the person you argued with, were wronged by or have lingering anger toward longer than it should be. Write out your anger in stream-of-consciousness form, continuing to revise the e-mail when you come up with new things you would have liked to say at the time. Get it all out of your system on your own time and as the words come to you. When you have no more to say, and the e-mail looks perfect—delete it. By erasing the e-mail, it is a symbolic gesture of letting go of whatever is bothering you.
Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management therapy at Thriveworks in Snellville, GA. For the past 10 years, the counselors at Thriveworks have worked with thousands of people to recognize the causes of their anger, how to respond to its triggers in positive ways and find the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call Thriveworks in Snellville, GA at (770)-284-9092 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life–mentally and physically.