Everyone has displayed anger every now and again. However – If you are consumed with anger and unable to control it – then it might be time to seek professional specializing in anger management. Cognitive therapy may be the answer you’re seeking.
There are times when we all have to control our anger. We’ll get angry with our kids, spouse, parents, friends and our co-workers. When we are angry we might take it out on those closest to us.
In Cognitive Therapy, psychologists offer different ways for patients to react to the anger. For example, they may ask the patient to look at a situation in a more appropriate and positive manner instead of flying off the handle in a negative way.
Cognitive therapy can help in anger management by:
1. Helping us understand where the anger is coming from
2. Teaches us how to deal with any given situation in an appropriate manner
3. Teaches relaxation and visualization techniques to help you relax at the first sign of anger
Example: If you have a problem with road rage an anger management method you can use is to visualize a circumstance where you would get angry at another motorist. You would then use the relaxation methods that you learned to get rid of the anger.
Psychologists use these techniques in several ways:
1 Assist patients to become more aware of their anger
2. Show patients how to avoid situations that would normally anger them
3. Teaches patients how to recognize exactly what triggers their anger
4. Offers patients a plan to change the reaction of anger to a more positive reaction
For any anger management program to be effective, it shouldn’t consists of the person ranting about all the things that makes him or her angry. The therapist should assist you in focusing on the root triggers of your anger and utilizing relaxation techniques.
Cognitive therapy is an effective method to control your anger. If therapy isn’t for you might want to check out Anger Management – an online Self Paced Self Study Program with exercises and supporting material to help you move towards a normal non-aggressive life.