Anger and Conflict

Are you constantly getting into arguments? Have people been telling you that you have an anger problem? Do you feel like everyone around you is just too sensitive? Are you in conflict with most of the people in your life? Anger is a perfectly healthy emotion. It’s normal to feel angry when you are wronged or mistreated. However, if your anger is chronic, explosive or violent; it’s time to look at some ways to get it under control. Anger issues can cause problems with every aspect of your life including your relationships, your career, your reputation, and even your health.

Many people believe that their anger is beyond their control. They say that they’ve always been this way, and you can either love them or leave them. They believe that it is the only way to make sure they are shown the respect they deserve, when in reality anger serves to cloud judgment and erode respect. Chronic anger can prevent others from trusting, speaking honestly, or even feeling comfortable in the presence of the angry person. Anger can be extremely damaging to children.

Through counseling clients are able to gain insight into the sources of their anger and learn healthy ways to express their angry feelings. With practice, anger can be brought under control. When clients are able to better manage their anger, they discover that conflict is something to be resolved in order to get their needs met, rather than an invitation to fight. Learning how to appropriately express anger can help anyone to build relationships and lead a more satisfying life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be effective in helping those who are struggling with issues of conflict and anger.