Anger Management

In my work with individuals and couples, I see many people who have difficulty expressing and managing feelings of anger. Let's look at what makes people angry and how they respond to stressful situations more productively. What is anger? Many people think that anger is caused by hormonal changes or brain activity. This is true only in part. Researchers have found that while hormones play a role in an angry response, there is always a cognitive (thought) of components. Some people believe that human beings are inherently aggressive or war.

While our behavior is sometimes hostile toward others, anger is not part of our basic nature. The frustration can lead to aggression, but not inevitable. Some people respond to frustrating events with anger, while others do not. Anger is only one response to frustration. In many cultures, people are taught to respond to frustration in other ways. From the time of Freud, psychologists have agreed on the value of the feelings of ventilation. You may be surprised to know that today's research shows that expressing anger often results in increased irritation and tension rather than feel calmer. Why expressing anger can be bad for you Giving vent to anger can produce the following types of adverse effects:? It increases your blood pressure.

The original problem worse instead of better. You come across as hostile and intimidating. The other person is angry with you as a result of their behavior. The physical effects Anger Heart. Researchers at Stanford University have discovered that of all personality traits in patients with type A, the potential for hostility is the key predictor for coronary heart disease.