Some people have difficulties controlling their anger and coping with negative emotions.
Problems with anger may lead to the following issues:
- Individuals with low tolerance for frustration often explode emotionally in situations that they feel they cannot control. This can lead to a worsening of the situation rather than helping the individual to get what he/she wants.
- Individuals with anger problems often have difficulty coping with small problems like traffic jams or misunderstandings with a spouse. These situations often escalate into highly charged emotional events that sometimes lead to legal problems.
- Frequent angry outbursts can seriously impair relationships by causing others to feel scared, annoyed, or like they aren’t being respected.
- Difficulty coping with anger and other negative emotions can lead to problems in physical and mental well-being, such as ulcers, high blood pressure, depression, and a loss of social support.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy can help individuals improve their ability to cope with frustration and more effectively solve problems.
- Angry outbursts can be reduced by teaching individuals new relaxation methods such mindfulness, muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, and Biofeedback.
- Through cognitive behavior therapy, clients can explore the issues underlying their anger in order to better understand their problems and learn how to ameliorate them.
- Individuals can learn to fulfill their needs more effectively by employing new problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, such that they no longer need to experience or use anger to get what they want.
Contact Behavior Therapy of New York for more information on improving anger management.