Anger Management Counselling

Anger Management Counselling

Anger Management Counselling is a way to curb your temper in order to react in a socially appropriate manner to situations that earlier may have been difficult for you to handle.

Anger management refers to a process through which an individual starts understanding their stressors and learns new tools and techniques to help them curb their temper in order to react in a socially appropriate manner to situations that earlier may have been difficult for them to handle. This would allow them to handle these situations in a more constructive and positive way. This helps the individual suffering from anger issues to reduce their temper and replace this destructive and negative response with healthier coping mechanisms. This can be done with the support of a mental health professional. Read on further to know more about our program for anger management and the services provided.

What Is Anger? When Should You Seek Help?

Anger is an extreme or intense emotional response to a perceived threat, harm, or a provocation. Although the word is usually associated with negative connotations, anger is a completely natural and healthy process. It allows one to express emotions such as frustration, hurt, and displeasure. However, often, it is accompanied by strong physical manifestations that can become detrimental to one’s health. When excess anger and aggression builds up and is not controlled is when anger may become a severe problem. Thus, it is imperative that individuals that experience this emotion more regularly and frequently than others learn how to manage their feelings. These individuals must learn how to appropriately vent out their emotions before every slightly provoking event, such as slight criticism or road rage, leads up to an excessive outburst. Therefore, people that may believe that they have anger management problems could reach out to mental health professionals to learn appropriate coping mechanisms. This would help change the individual’s perception of situations that they viewed as threats or frustrating to less threatening that was not intended to hurt and harm them.

Types of Anger Management Issues

Individuals may experience the following anger management issues: 

  • Chronic Anger

People with chronic anger issues get provoked very easily and feel angry over the smallest of the problems they may face in day-to-day life. Frequently, they may overreact to situations that often disrupt their social and occupational spheres of life.  

  • Passive Anger 

Passive Anger is a form of anger that is unexpressed and is channeled into other emotions such as sarcasm, spite, or apathy for the person they’re feeling angry towards. The person experiencing passive anger may not even be aware that the emotion they’re actually feeling is anger. 

  • Aggressive Anger

Aggressive anger is expressed in a very unhealthy and deconstructive manner. They may not get provoked very often, but when they do, it is a very unpleasant experience for them and those around them. This may result in them sabotaging their familial and career relationships. Common methods in which aggressive anger is expressed are by utilizing abusive language, passive-aggressive behaviour, retaliatory actions, etc. At times, they may experience extreme outbursts such as rage – which is the unhealthiest and most extreme form of anger. 

  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)

This is the most severe anger management problem of all the ones that are discussed here. Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) involves experiences of distinct episodes of aggressive behaviour that are very violent responses relative to the amount of provocation. Such episodes may occur frequently and are often mistaken as rage episodes that are experienced by individuals suffering from aggressive anger. However, these recurring episodes are much more impulsive, violent, and out of proportion. The intermittent explosive disorder can lead to people critically damaging property, their relationships, their career, and their well-being. 

Indications of Strong Anger

Indications of strong anger can be grouped into 3 key categories. The Indicators may include:

Physical Indications

  • Increased and rapid heart rate
  • Feeling heat in the face or neck
  • Clenched jaw
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Sweating
  • Shaking / Trembling
  • Headache
  • Stomachache

Emotional Indications

  • Being easily irritated
  • Feeling guilty
  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling resentful

Other Important Indications

  • Pulling off one’s hair
  • Pacing
  • Raising your voice often
  • Shouting & swearing
  • Becoming sarcastic
  • Being physically violent
  • Craving for substances

Negative Effects of Anger

Anger can have a very bad impact on your health. The flow of stress chemicals and metabolic changes that are associated with anger constantly flood our system. This can prove to be detrimental to one’s health. Following are some of the short-term and long-term health problems that are linked to anger issues:

  1. Headaches
  2. Digestion issues, pain in the abdomen
  3. Depression
  4. Insomnia
  5. Anxiety problems
  6. Eczema and other skin problems
  7. Cardiovascular problems
  8. Heart attack
  9. Stroke
  10. High blood pressure

How Anger Management Counselling Works

At Incontact, we are a team of extensively trained professionals who have a lot of experience dealing with clients who require anger management. We have helped people from all walks of life, who came to us with different states of mental health. We are all strong believers that every individual and your journey is unique and thus requires a unique treatment. Therefore, we use an eclectic approach to cater to your unique needs. We utilize eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other subcategories of such interventions such as stress inoculation training which have proven to be very effective for anger management. 

If you or your loved one is struggling to cope with anger management, contact our mental health professionals who can help. Book an appointment with us for either an online or face-to-face counseling session. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Anger on its own isn’t a problem as it is a normal human emotion that you certainly can’t get rid of. However, we need to learn how to manage it and behave in an adaptive way without causing harm to our environment or the people around us. Through the program, we will help you direct your anger in a more healthy and effective manner. Over time, you will see yourself dealing and coping easier. The most important change would be in your reaction to when you experience your anger. Contact us for more information and book an appointment for anger management Singapore counseling services.

Answer: You can tell if you have an anger problem when:

  1. Your angry outbursts are too frequent
  2. The emotions felt during such outbursts feel too intense
  3. Such outbursts last too long
  4. They lead to aggressive behaviour
  5. They disrupt your occupational and social functioning
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