Anger is a valid emotion that stems from various feelings such as fear, frustration, pain, jealousy and many others. In itself, anger is not disruptive, however if the expression of anger becomes threatening to oneself and to others them it becomes a serious concern to be worked with. If it also affects the activities of daily living then it may need professional management such as hypnosis. Anger Management with hypnotherapy is very effective for many individuals learning to deal with their anger issues.
The first key to anger management is to understand the emotion from the inside and out. Bouts of rage usually begin as early as infancy or childhood when children learn the expression of tantrums when their needs are not met. It becomes their way of communication and expression of feelings. Usually as children grow they begin to learn to communicate with words. This is as people teach them the healthy way of expressing anger.
There were cases, however, when children were not properly guided so they begin to harbour negative emotions that slowly build up over time. These negative emotions stay with them until their teen and adult years. These cases become chronic disabilities that are manifested as oppositional defiant, conduct disorders or other disabilities.
Common Symptoms of Unexpressed Anger include:-
+ Severe episodes of anxiety or nervousness
+ Physiologic changes such as rapid heartbeat and breathing, excessive sweating, headaches,
muscle tension and twitching
+ Behaviour alterations such as changes in sleep and eating patterns
+ Restlessness, irritability, agitation and bad temper
+ Unable to handle criticism
+ Withdrawal from people and normal activities of daily living
+ Cognitive changes such as confusion, forgetfulness and poor concentration
Causes of anger differ for every individual, for some it could be a simple comment that suddenly triggered an episode of rage; for some it could be a major irrational decision that blew up a situation. It is a natural reaction to feelings of pain, threat, perception, judgment and belief patterns. It becomes unhealthy, however, if it becomes habitual, irrational and uncontrollable.
Anger management experts say that individuals who have rage problems are usually unaware of their outbursts. They also do not understand why they have such flare ups, so once the emotion subsides they usually feel stupid and guilty. This is not something surprising because people who have pent up emotions usually express them in anger episodes.
Individuals who have anger problems must work closely with a hypnotherapist in Melbourne to determine their causes and how to manage them. This will help avoid feelings of frustration and guilt plus it will also make an individual face old issues that are causing the negative emotion.
Hypnotherapy can address the issues by allowing old feelings and emotions to resurface, so an individual can face or release them. A professional and certified hypnotherapist in Melbourne will conduct hypnosis and provide holistic counselling.
There are other objectives met in hypnotherapy, among them include development of self-awareness on rage triggers, identification of unhealthy hidden beliefs, recognition of unresolved emotional issues and discovery of appropriate anger management options.
In reality, anger is a naturally occurring emotion that needs to be expressed appropriately. Otherwise, wrong expression can lead to destructive problems and negative consequences. Aristotle explained it very clearly, “Anybody can become angry – that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”