Feeling angry is a normal part of life and is usually a result of feeling frustrated, insulted, deceived or even under attack. For many anger is a natural reaction that passes quickly. In some instances however it can become a difficult emotion to control.
Failure to manage anger effectively can lead to mental and physical health problems resulting in work or social problems.
There are different types of anger and the following are recognised as potentially damaging.
- Chronic anger which is ongoing and prolonged can affect the immune system resulting in mental health issues.
- Passive anger is when people express their anger in a passive way which often affects relationships.
- Overwhelmed anger is when an individual feels there is simply too much to cope with.
- Self-inflicted anger is when anger is directed towards yourself due to guilt. It can be mentally damaging.
- Volatile anger is when the anger leads to violent outbursts and this can be troubling for those close to you such as loved ones.
Hypnotherapy can help those with anger management problems in several ways. The initial aim for the hypnotherapist would be to understand the root cause. Past experiences can shape your behaviour and belief system.
The therapist would work with you to change negative thought processes which may involve the use of relaxation techniques and suggestion/therapeutic models to help control the anger. The hope is that this will change your reaction to anger triggers. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and angry you should feel calmer, more relaxed so that you can react in a more appropriate way.
Learning the art of self-hypnosis is invaluable enabling you to practice for example, relaxation techniques at home. This would pay dividends in maximising the therapeutic value of your treatment. This is often an integral part of hypnotherapy treatment.