The main goal of anger management is to help you reduce the intensity of response caused by feelings of anger. Although you cannot change, avoid, or get rid of the people or things that enrage you or cause aggressive behaviors, you can learn to control your reactions.
Anger is a normal and usually healthy emotion; however, it is important to have a positive approach for dealing with anger. Left unchecked, it can escalate to a level that is out of control. This often leads to problems at work and home, and can cause negative impacts to physical health and relationships. Anger can sometimes feel like being at the mercy of a powerful and unpredictable emotion. That may lead to disrespecting others, using offensive and hurtful language, screaming and yelling at others, and may even escalate to violence. Anger may also be expressed as chronic irritability and grumpiness, or by shutting down, crying, sulking, or getting physically sick. Uncontrolled anger can result in being defensive, damaging or destroying property, and loss of empathy.
Anger Management is a proven approach that can help people identify anger triggers, and help develop healthy skills for dealing with anger. There are many benefits to managing anger. Some benefits include: learning to recognize anger early, thinking of consequences, expressing frustration, and dealing with angry feelings in healthy ways. Additionally, you can improve your relationship with yourself and others.