Every other day we hear of some road rage incident, a fight in a local establishment or worse yet a shooting or stabbing spree! What is contributing to these incidents, as well as the anger that perhaps you and I experience? More importantly can this be controlled with effective Anger Management?
Some folks raise their eyebrows at anger, and then some proclaim such anger to be unacceptable – however we have to accept that anger is an emotional response, and a perfectly normal one at that. The problem arises when the anger is out of control. And that perhaps is where we may border on the issue of whether or not we have an anger epidemic, in knowing the difference between normal angry behavior and that of out of control anger.
Video: America’s Anger Epidemic?
- 8 to 10 hours sleep per night
- Anger Management Medication
What is the actual definition of Anger Management?
Searching online or in books for the definition of anger management there are quite a few options that are provided …. in my opinion Mayo Clinic provides one of the most comprehensive within the following:
Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn’t try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this.
You may learn anger management skills on your own, using books or other resources. But for many people, taking an anger management class or seeing a mental health professional is the most effective approach. (Source)
Let’s take a look at the definition of the term above, and it is clearly apparent that if you want to resolve any anger issues that you may have you have to recognize the signs or anger symptoms that may be typical before you burst out in a fit of anger. Easier said than done, right? The fact that you are here reading this means that you have reached a point where you are in fact recognizing, at the very least, that you may have anger issues and may be considering means and ways to implement anger management into your life.