Anger is a natural and mostly automatic response to pain in one form or another (physical or emotional). Anger can occur when people do not feel well, feel rejected, feel threatened, or experience some loss.
The type of pain does not matter; the important thing is that the pain experienced is unpleasant.
However, pain alone is not enough to cause anger. Anger occurs when pain is combined with some anger-triggering thoughts. Thoughts that can trigger anger include personal assessments, assumptions, evaluations, or interpretations of situations that makes people think that someone else is attempting (consciously or not) to hurt them.
Unfortunately, anger can become intrusive when it is not expressed effectively and in positive ways. Feelings of anger generally build up to such an extent that they have to come out even if it means hurting the people we love, or even breaking the law.
At Lifestyle Directions Counselling, we help our clients who are experiencing issues with anger identify the source of these feelings. We then teach them how to work through them constructively by using many strategies which help clients to express their anger in positive ways.
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