- Mental Health
Anger Gone! How to easily defeat Anger
Does Anger affect you, your relationships or work?
Although anger is a strong emotion, it is also a normal emotion experienced by everyone at some point. Anger management is highly recommended for people who experience the devastating consequences of their anger, rage or outbursts. If you have found yourself, your work or relationships being affected by anger, then this self help program Anger Gone! maybe just be what you've been looking for.
Written by Bridget Edwards, a South African counsellor, therapist and former hospice caregiver who specialises in Anger Management Relief and Trauma Counseling. As a result of her work in this field, Bridget has shared her knowledge and understanding of the often misunderstood topic of anger, and anger related issues.
The program follows a logical and systematic approach that ultimately helps readers to naturally rediscover their full potential as confident, controlled and peaceful beings once their anger has been dismantled.
The program also offers the keys to achieving personal empowerment, and liberation, from the devastating clutches of anger. This is a program for all those who wish to succeed at Anger Management, Anger Management therapy, Anger Management Counseling or even Anger Management online ... the ultimate 'Self Help' program for overcoming and defeating anger.
Anger - a Natural Emotion
Anger is one letter short of danger
Anger is a natural and primary emotion that every human or non-human animal experiences from time to time as a basic functional or survival requirement. Modern psychologists even view anger as mature emotion because of its functional value for survival. Anger is seen as a healthy response to provocation, being wronged, criticized, frustrated or threatened. Yet, anger can compel motivation.
The degree of anger will vary from person to person depending upon their circumstances, from milder forms of annoyance, irritation, frustration or displeasure to the extremes of destructive aggression or blind rage. In extreme anger, one’s judgement and thinking may become impaired, resulting in a loss of objectivity so irrational or unreasonable verbal or physical actions ensue, causing harm to oneself or others.
Anger should be viewed as a natural response to a perceived threat or danger when the primordial part of the autonomic nervous system that elicits the flight, fight or freeze alarm response is triggered. Physical sensations of this alarm response can be experienced as anger-like feelings (fight), fear-like feelings (flight) or the inability to take any action (freeze).
The typical fight, flight or freeze response to a perceived danger is likely to trigger a series of dramatic changes in the body. As stress chemicals such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into the bloodstream which causes the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and other bodily processes to alter. Simultaneously primitive areas of the brain, designed to respond to threats, may form impaired or irrational thoughts and perceptions because the rational mind has little or no involvement in this process. This automatic response may compel and motivate people to do some extraordinary things, like jump over a wall, climb a tree or outrun a threat.
When a potential danger arises, anger is likely to become the predominant emotion and may supersede behaviour, cognition and physiology. This instinctive or primordial response is necessary to acquire the motivation and physical ability to defend and protect one’s territory, family, food resources, possessions or for self preservation.
In both instances of human or non-human animal behaviour, anger is most often expressed by obvious facial expressions or body language as a warning to perceived aggressors to retreat and stop threatening behaviour. Examples of this are making loud sounds or shouting, snarls or bearing of teeth, beating hands or clenched fists, eyes glaring and exaggerated physical postures to appear larger may all be adopted as clear visual warnings.
It is important to understand that although anger is actually intended as a protective mechanism, designed to keep one feeling safe and secure, anger is also a choice. Agreed, anger can also provide the motivation to act swiftly. But, does anger control you or do you control your anger?
This program offers many benefits to overcoming the clutches of anger, so that you're empowered and able to make more appropriate choices, thus controlling anger before anger controls you.
What can cause Anger?
Below are some of the common factors or traumas that may cause anger. Some people find it difficult to pin point where their anger stems from. This list is intended to assist you by supplying clues as to the possible cause or causes of your anger:
- · Grief and loss of a loved or dear one
- · Bereavement of a family pet
- · Trauma such as car accident, hijacking, burglary, smash and grab, armed robbery etc
- · Diagnosis of a serious illness or dread disease
- · Retrenchment and job loss
- · Financial problems
- · Failure or disappointment
- · Relationship breakup, separation, divorce or infidelity
- · Jealousy
- · Feeling hurt, sad or lonely
- · Fears and phobias
- · Threat – real or perceived
- · Sexual frustration
- · Sleep deprivation
- · Hunger
- · Physical aches, pain or discomfort
- · Physical or mental illness
- · Conditions like PMS (premenstrual syndrome, headaches or migraines)
- · Withdrawal from some medication, drugs, alcohol or cigarettes etc
- · Substance usage - alcohol, drugs and the abuse thereof
- · Being bullied or teased
- · Embarrassment or humiliation
- · Stress of deadlines
- · Traffic jams
- · Poor service
- · Injustice
Benefits of Anger Gone!
This self help program leads the reader to discovering the possible root causes of their anger. While the techniques provide the means to diminishing and dismantling anger quickly, easily and with long-lasting, if not permanent results.
There are many benefits contained within this self help program, such as:
- Provides an indepth knowledge and understanding of the factors that could cause and or contribute towards anger.
- The characteristic difference between aggressive versus passive anger are explored.
- Aspects of rage - just how is anger and rage different.
- Trauma and the stages of loss, of which anger is one of the major stages, are also covered in detail too.
- The positive gifts of anger, including the impetus of motivation received by an angry person ... surprisingly, not all anger is negative.
- Several exercises and techniques to use in day-to-day conflict situations.
What you will receive from this program?
- Tips for conflict situations - including eight simple exercises - to immediately restore calm. With a calm head rational and appropriate decisions can be made.
- More than forty strategies to identify and release stress related issues. Stress undoubtedly contributes towards, and is most often the precursor of anger.
- Releasing stress alone provides enormous benefit in reducing anger outbursts. When in control of stress and stressful situations, angry outbursts are less likely to occur. Control the stress, control the anger.
- Workbook and record sheets to help track your success
- Best of all, introduction to a highly acclaimed, and successful audio technique that can easily and naturally dismantles anger. The results of this technique alone are astounding.
- Included is a *F*R*E*E* audio download with this self help program.
Chapters and Content Overview
Here is a quick overview of the program's content:
- What is Anger?
- What can make people angry?
- Anger and the stages of loss
- The gift of anger
- Understanding anger
- Passive and aggressive anger
- Anger versus rage
- Is anger necessarily negative?
- Releasing anger is healthy
- Is anger a stand-alone emotion?
- Role of the conscious and subconscious mind
- Where are emotions?
- Identify the cause of your anger
- Tips for conflict situations
- Managing stress and anger
- Workbook: Techniques to effectively release anger
- Record sheets and guidelines
- How the past affects or influences the future
- Personal Peace
- Onward and upward
The Program Reviewed
A wonderful review, written by Tim Phizackerley who wrote the program's Foreword.
Read it here
© 2013 Bridget Edwards