Anger Management Therapy in Woodbridge, CT

 

Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to control your angry reactions? Maybe someone cut you off on the road and you went into a rage. Perhaps a co-worker showing up late to the morning meeting pushed you to the brink. But later you reflect and realize that your reaction was over the top. Yet, in the moment, it feels as though you are powerless to stop it. These frequent angry outbursts can lead to physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive issues, high blood pressure, heart disease and other health concerns.

Or maybe instead of lashing out when you get angry, you suppress your emotions. Likely when you were a child, you learned that being angry is not ok. So when you have disagreements with people, you keep your feelings to yourself. However, suppressing negative and intense emotions can lead to other concerns, such as anxiety and depression.

Anger is normal.

Anger can even be healthy.

Everyone experiences anger.

However, if you find yourself answering yes to the questions below, it may be time to get some extra support.

  • Do you often feel intense anger toward others for seemingly trivial reasons?
  • Do you wish you could just calm down and learn how to control anger?
  • Is your anger creating problems at work? At home?
  • Have others told that you have a short fuse or bad temper?
  • Do you often realize later that your anger was out of proportion to a given situation?
  • Do you sometimes find yourself in a rage over something minor?
  • Do you often stay angry for days after an upsetting event?
  • Do you wish you could be able to feel and express anger in a healthy manner?

Regardless of whether you experience frequent outburst or suppress your anger, if you don’t appropriately express your anger, this can cause problems in every aspect of your life. Your relationships may suffer. Work may suffer as you experience challenges getting along with your co-workers, supervisors, or employees.

 

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What To Expect From Anger Management Treatment in Greater New Haven, CT

We will work with you to understand the underlying mechanisms which create intense emotional responses and identify triggers for anger and rage.

We will help you to identify the physical sensations and thoughts that are happening just prior to the expression of anger so you can improve your awareness of your emotions before they get out of control.

We will help you explore how emotions can be responded to in constructive ways, some of which will be completely new behaviors.

You will learn to implement mindfulness and behavioral techniques to improve your ability to regulate your emotions. Learning this skill can be empowering as you begin to gain mastery by deescalating heightened emotions.

One of the final goals is that the client can experience enhanced self-esteem as they achieve the positive effects of meeting their progress goals and being able to express themselves and handle hurt, disappointment, and frustration, and anger in new ways.

 

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