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Posted on Jun 9, 2015 in Anger, Children, Counseling, Family, News, Therapy

Anger Management 101

Everyone, no matter their age, gets angry at times. It is unavoidable. What is important is that you recognize that you are angry and take steps immediately to stem it. Anger is not all bad. It is a natural and adaptive response of the body to threats. This means, a certain amount of anger is necessary for survival. But how you express it, makes all the difference. Three approaches to tackle anger There are three approaches to anger- you can either express it, suppress it or calm down. Expressing anger- Try to express your anger through assertiveness and not aggressiveness. Being assertive does not mean that you have to be demanding or pushy- but putting your thoughts across respectfully. Suppressing anger– You can also suppress your anger by converting it or redirecting it. Rein in the anger, don’t think about it and focus your thoughts on positive things. Try to convert it into positive behavior. Calming yourself– The final method is to calm yourself. Calming down means controlling both...

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