Learn to cope with Anger
We all feel angry sometimes.
If we feel threatened, wronged or offended, we get angry; our bodies release stress hormones; our blood pressure rises and our breathing and heart rate increase. Those things all help us focus on the threat and deal with it. Anger is a natural feeling but in some cases may require managing
But uncontrolled anger can:
- affect our health, relationships and work;
- cloud our thinking and affect our judgement;
- lead to actions that are unreasonable, irrational and out of proportion to the threat we’re facing;
- lead to aggression or violence that puts us in danger and harms the ones we love.
Almost one third of adults:
- worry about how angry they feel sometimes;
- know someone who finds it hard to control their anger.
CBT can help you:
- work out why you get angry;
- recognise when you’re getting angry and manage that anger before it gets out of hand.