Feeling angry is a normal emotion to feel. Anger usually is a result of feeling under attack or insulted. For most people this natural reaction will pass easily and quickly, however in some cases it can be difficult for some people to calm down and regain control.
- Does your quick temper, irritability or inability to control your anger take you by surprise.
- Do you often wonder why you have reacted the way you have.
- Does your anger sometimes seem irrational and when you have calmed down you feel embarrassed or regretful
- Do you sometimes fly into such a rage that you feel like you are not in control of your words or actions.
- Has your anger go you into trouble.
Anger comes from our original primitive, emotional brain which is responsible for our self-preservation and anger is a primitive way of increasing our strength. When our anxiety levels rise or we are under a lot of stress, which can happen gradually over time, our primitive brain will think that we are in crisis and step in to help and one of the tools it uses is anger.
If you are struggling to manage your anger, it is very likely that it will be affecting your relationships at home and work. Anger can set of physical reactions in your body, also known as the fight or flight situation. This is where adrenaline will be pumped round the body getting you ready to fight or flee. This can cause a situation where fighting or running away is not an appropriate option, making it difficult to express your anger. This can be where the problem can develop. If you are not able to express your anger and you hold onto it, this can cause outbursts and likely to make you feel worse or even angrier in general.
Anger can also bring on physical symptoms too, such as colds and flu, high blood pressure, strokes and heart conditions. Unfortunately, feelings of anger, if not treated quickly and at the time, can develop into mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
The anger scale can range from being ‘snappy’ or irritable to, in some severe cases, physical violence and the anger can just as easily be turned on ourselves as it can to our nearest and dearest or to the innocent call centre operator at the other end of the telephone. Once our anger rises, we often become irrational, acting emotionally with self-centred negative thought patterns.
How can Hypnotherapy help me to control my anger?
At the initial consultation I will do a thorough assessment of how your feeling, look at the triggers that cause your anger, look at past experiences and establish if there is a root cause. Once I have gathered all the information at the consultation, I will then devise and discuss a treatment plan with you. During your sessions it is likely that I will work on calming and changing your negative thought process, give you tools and techniques during hypnosis, which enables you to calmly deal with any situation that may crop up. The result being that your reactions will be calmer in any heated situations.
If you would like to find out how I can help you to control your anger then please contact me today.