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Anger management

Anger management in today’s world is gaining increasing importance and consequently popularity. Anger management per se is a relatively newly coined term arguably gaining increasing usage in the last two decades at the most. This is due a world of difference and a myriad of changes in our socio- economic lives specifically that of the lives and lifestyle of the current generation. It is not to say that controlling one’s anger wasn’t advised in the older generation – it surely was – phrases like “anger is short madness” were in vogue earlier too. However with the increase in urbanisation and breakdown of familial bonds along with parental dominance anger (especially among the younger generation) is acquiring dangerous proportions and becoming new age curse that threatens to tear asunder the very fabric of our society. It also threatens to increase the crime rate and cause young people to commit crimes for no or apparent motive at all which if unchecked will lead to a very dangerous society and negate the many benefits that we have derived from an increase in average per capita income. On a personal level unrestrained anger can cause young people and other to abandon reason and transgress the boundaries of human rationality and compassion and commit heinous crimes like murders or rape.

Due to this stretching of independence of young people and their intransigence we are faced with the rising problem of anger and its ill effects in our society. This is not to say that older people do not have this problem of uncontrolled anger – they have. It affects them too albeit to a lesser extent directly. But the effects of someone else’s anger on them are more daunting and they have to sometimes pay very dearly for it – even with their lives. Anyway social scientists now recognise that learning to control anger when it strikes you or better still avoid getting angry in the first place has become very important in this fast paced world. The whole concept and application of it is termed “Anger Management” in the modern parlance.

There are many things that you need to know if you require anger management counselling or classes to help you. You need to see its visible signs as well as introspect within to see if you need professional help.

Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rise when your spouse or child doesn’t cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion — but it’s important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships.

Ready to get your anger under control! Start by considering these 10 anger management tips.

  • Think before you speak.
  • Express your anger once you have calmed down.
  • Get some exercise.
  • Take a timeout.
  • Identify possible solutions.
  • Don’t hold a grudge.
  • Stick with ‘I’ statements.
  • Practice relaxation skills.
  • Use humour to release tension.
  • Know when to seek help.

These are some of the basic compiled steps that help. However please note the last point is where we come in for the well being of you and your loved ones. Through our guidance, counselling and specialised training that we impart professionally to help you control your anger or at times even redirect it in a positive way.