If you frequently experience anger, you already know that it can make you feel out of control. You may also have realised that your anger often ends up hurting you just as it hurts those who are on the receiving end of your anger. Over time, excessive anger is likely to destroy important personal and work relationships, damage physical, emotional and mental health and could possibly culminate in encountering the police, court and prison system. While your anger may usually be directed at others, you are also the victim of its destructiveness.
Anger hypnotherapy or counselling treatment can help you regain control so you can rebuild those relationships, find peace and happiness and be more confident in your ability to manage anger (which is not about ignoring angry feelings, or reacting to them. It’s a method of choosing your responses more skilfully).
Treatment for anger related issues are available at our Melbourne psychotherapy clinic or online via Skype. No matter where you live, you don’t have to suffer with excessive anger – call us today on 9557 9113.
In defence of anger
At its core, anger is a normal and natural emotion. It is an emotion that alerts you to a perceived injustice, hurt or to something that seems unfair. Suppressing all anger or pretending you don’t experience anger can be as unhealthy as expressing it inappropriately. Failing to express anger merely turns your anger inwards – and that can lead to depression and other health problems, mental and physical.
How do you know if you need professional help for anger related problems?
While an ability to feel anger appears to be a necessary instinctual response, it’s likely you have an anger management problem if:
- you become angry frequently
- your anger level is disproportionate to the provocation or trigger
- anger causes you to harm or abuse others physically or emotionally
- you harm yourself physically and emotionally by lashing out or trying to prevent lashing out
- you become angry for no apparent reason;
The reasons behind excess anger vary and can include unprocessed grief, feelings of insecurity, shame, guilt, criticism sensitivity, low self-esteem, a loss of assertiveness and many other causes.
The cost of ignoring an anger problem will eventually become too high. Excess anger will damage your relationships with those closest to you and may also generate sleep problems, increased heart rate, and stomach and digestive disturbances. There are also concerns that hostility may be a contributing factor in heart disease and some cancers. Can you afford to ignore your anger problem?
How our counselling can help you with anger
Our therapy can help you discover the root cause of your anger, identify the triggers, and learn how to manage your anger in a way that doesn’t hurt you or those around you. Our therapists offer a safe and confidential counselling environment where you can express your feelings without guilt or shame. Together we can explore the cause of your anger and develop strategies that will enable you to manage anger.
You are unique and so is our approach to your treatment. Your treatment plan will be tailored to suit you as an individual. It may include a combination of methods including humanistic person centered therapy, Buddhist mindfulness meditation exercises, existential therapy, psychoanalysis, dream work, NLP or hypnotherapy. A combination of hypnotherapy and counselling is often particularly effective in resolving excess anger and rage and can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to manage your anger in the future.
How can I start counselling and hypnotherapy to help with my anger?
The first step is to make an appointment by calling us in Melbourne on 9557 9113. During your initial session we’ll gather information about your anger and discuss treatment options with you. You’ll be able to ask questions and decide if you’d like us to assist you in Melbourne, or online via Skype.
After your first few sessions we’ll have a good idea how much the treatment is assisting you and how much further treatment you’ll need to make lasting changes in your life. Obtain treatment in Melbourne or online, via Skype.
Why choose Bayside Psychotherapy?
Based in Melbourne, our therapists are qualified and experienced in counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and Buddhist psychotherapy. We are able to offer a variety of methods and tools to assist you to manage anger, if you are willing to address your issues. In fact, we aim for more than mere anger management, which treats the symptoms. We aim to help you understand the very source of your unique experience of anger itself.
However this takes time, so in the meantime, our treatment can also help regain control of your angry reactions. Anger isn’t an either-or, black and white feeling, it works on a continuum. It’s a bit like missing a match in a dry forest. In 3 minutes you need to call the fire brigade. But if you catch it quickly enough, you can put it out. Our treatment aims to help you identify your feelings very quickly, so you can have more options and choices with which to respond and also helps you to identify situations where you are more likely to feel angry so you can approach it with awareness and tools to respond.
Put yourself back in control today. It takes courage to request help. What would it really cost you if you tried to ignore the effects of your anger?
Please call Bayside Psychotherapy in Melbourne on 03 9557 9113 to find out if we can help you take back control of your anger. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.