Stress & Anger Management
We live in a very high pressure society. It is inevitable that we will experience stress, and, perhaps even, anger. These are not abnormal emotional states; but, they can become problematic if we do not know how to manage them. Stress & anger management is not something we typically learn about in school, which is unfortunate. We should all have graduated high school with some basic skills in stress & anger management, and other forms of self management, including general behaviors and emotions. One of the more common disabling diagnosis these days is ’emotional dysregulation’ which is often seen as explosive anger over little things, temper tantrums and even unprovoked violence.
For the most part, the stress and anger in our lives is not based on the situations we find ourselves in, what other people are doing, or not doing. It is more about not getting what we want, when we want it; it is about our expectations and demands not being met. If we walked out the door one morning with no expectations or demands on anybody, no agenda to accomplish anything at work, it is very likely nothing would very stressful and nothing would make us angry. What that says is stress and anger is based on how we perceive the world, how we think about and interpret our situation. If somebody crashes into our car from behind, we could very easily become very angry. But, what if we find out they had a heart attack and lost consciousness, and crashed into us. Are we still angry?
Stress & anger management is self-management and such management requires we have an understanding of how our thinking is at the basis of our emotions and behaviors. Drawing on the fields of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Neurolinquistic Programming (NLP), stress & anger management can be one of the most significant areas of self-improvement. If you are interested in learning how to manage the stress and anger in your life, online counseling can be a very effective avenue. From the comfort and privacy of your own home, you can engage in a therapeutic and educational relationship with a professional counselor and coach. Open Mind Counseling offers internet therapy on several different platforms including email, live chat, telephone and video webcam. Each of these platforms is listed in the Services section of the menu. Or, you can inquire about our services from the contact form below.