What is Anger Management ?
Adults and children get angry at various intervals. A feeling of anger arises due to happenings that are not expected or those that are not liked by the individual. Anger can be towards self or others depending on the situation. Controlling this anger becomes all-important and this is where anger management comes about.
Anger is always due to a specific trigger, and is an emotion, or action, that is emitted to combat this trigger. Anger management thus refers to ways and means of controlling the anger. Various psychological and therapeutic techniques can be used to combat anger.
As anger has many manifestations in the form of verbal, physical, or emotional, it has to be managed in different ways, as each type of anger will require a different form of management.
Similarly, anger has various levels of intensity. Each level will require different degrees of management. Further, anger can be managed both at a conscious and unconscious level.
An individual himself can do anger management by using self-control techniques or it can be administered by another person or professional group. The management techniques could be self-developed through a trial and error method, or can be learnt through a specified course conducted by certified trainers. An individual who gets angry infrequently can do anger management himself; but those who are perpetually in anger, or lose their temper quickly, may need to take professional help.
Managing anger is a difficult proposition as it is an emotion that, at times, cannot be controlled. The level of control and manageability is subjective to individual personalities. A strong-headed and stubborn person will not be able to mould his/her ways in order to combat anger whereas a more malleable person will see reason quicker.
Anger management can be done in different realms depending upon the type of anger:
Whichever methodology is used, an important sequel to anger is anger management.