Anger is a natural emotion that helps us deal with challenges in our lives. However, how we use our anger is important. Burying feelings of anger, or anger turned inwards, can lead to low mood, lack of assertiveness and self esteem, and self-harm. There are techniques that you can use to manage anger in a better way. Talking about where your anger is coming from is also a good way of exploring negative emotions. If you have a problem with your anger you probably already know it.
These are some of the signs that someone has difficulty controlling their anger:
Feeling anger or rage, irritable at the slightest thing, restless, on edge.
Snappy and irritable, shout and argue, hit out, throw things, attack someone.
Can’t concentrate, others seem unfair to you, everything is a big problem.
Heart pounds, tight chest, tense muscles, weak legs, hot and sweaty.
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If you are worried about yourself, or someone close to you, it is worth discussing your concerns with your GP. For services in Manchester click here.
The Psychological Wellbeing Service offer a Managing Anger Workshop. Phone 0161 226 3871 for details.