James 1:19–20 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
We can choose to control our reactions to our emotions, or we can let our emotions control our actions. Anger is one of the most powerful emotions. It is the body’s reaction to a perceived threat; it’s a protective instinct. When someone has wronged or mistreated us, it is very natural to feel anger. The key is to control anger and use it as a tool instead of allowing it to control us.
If anger controls you, this can negatively impact your psychological wellness. Feeling anger frequently, feeling extreme anger, or suppressing anger can have other negative health effects as well. Anger also affects more than just your health. It influences a person’s ability to make decisions, emotionally bond, and make and keep goals.
The process of anger management is learning how to control your emotions instead of letting your emotions control you. Anger management can help you gain self-awareness of the way your body individually reacts to stressful situations, such as perceived threats.
We can help you learn how to recognize anger triggers and take the steps necessary to pass through stressful situations positively and calmly. We can help you gain awareness into the way your body responds or reacts to perceived threat or harm by identifying your emotional reactions to severe or minor frustrations. We work individually to help our clients develop healthy ways to embody and express their emotions effectively.