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“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
Anger is an emotional state of readiness driven by an impulse to attack, defend, or protect, which is a response to a perceived threat or challenge. When someone feels violated or experiences rude actions they release emotions of anger. Perceived threat or fear can be triggered by an injustice, unfairness, criticism, frustration, insult, or any form of abuse such as physical, verbal, sexual or spiritual.
When anger is out of control, we are incapable of effectively communicating our true feelings. As our mask of anger takes over it blinds us from our true emotions. Most often, real emotions are associated with fear or loss.
According to Maxine Marsolini, many things have the potential to bring about unhealthy anger. Recognizing points of personal vulnerability is the first step.
According to T Powell, anger is a natural emotion borne out of frustration and is a positive and constructive aid to survival. Anger management is about recognizing, breaking down, and altering this sequence of event
If you notice yourself getting physically tense, go through the following routine:
Elpizo Counselling provides you with tools to manage your anger in a constructive manner. Call for an individual session or click here to book an anger management class where you will receive a certificate and a letter at the end of the day should you need to complete a mandated course.