Having a cool mind is important to have an excellent day ahead. In our daily lives, we deal with both positive emotions as well as negative emotions. Positive emotions are those that bring happiness to us as well as to everyone around us; such as love, compassion, forgiveness, kindness etc. Negative emotions are those that make us restless and unhappy and also force us to spread the same to everyone around. In our day to day lives without negative emotions we wouldn’t be able to recognize and appreciate the positive ones; these emotions include Anger, hate, envy, jealousy, stress etc.
Anger is always considered as the most destructive of all emotions. It is one emotion in everyone’s life that changes the person completely. When we experience anger it causes certain changes in our body. It takes a toll on our health- the blood begins to circulate faster, eyes become red in color, and some people even experience trembling when in anger. In short, anger destroys one’s peace of mind.
Case study: Positive Emotion vs. Negative Emotion
The following case is an incident happened in Capital City
Parking attendant at an e-rickshaw stand raised objections after he saw two men urinating on the road near his e-rickshaw stand but two men got angry with his advice and threatened him to teach lesson and they came back same evening with gang and beat him up and parking attendant sustain and fell unconscious and his family member rushed him to hospital, where he was declared dead.
Anger management involves skills of recognizing the signs of anger and taking action to deal with the situation in a positive way. It does not mean holding the anger in or avoiding angry feelings. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when expressed appropriately.
Anger management helps a person to identify what triggers their emotions, and how to respond for a positive outcome. For example, if a person whose anger is having negative consequences on a relationship, or leading to violent or dangerous behavior may be advised to see a mental health counselor, or take an anger management class.
If a person is diagnosed with a mental health condition, such as depression, anger management should take this into account. This therapy provides a clear set of recovery guidelines. It gives the person in treatment a controlled platform for the release of their emotions. People in therapy are encouraged to examine what triggers their anger. They try to become aware of their emotions at each level of arousal. During this therapy, people gain insight into how their body responds to past and future events. Therapists also help people notice anger responses that may be defense mechanisms for other concerns. These concerns might be depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.
The goal of anger management therapy is to teach people how to examine their triggers. It also helps people adjust how they look at situations. Successful anger management therapy develops healthy ways for people to express anger and frustration.
Techniques used in Anger management therapy
- Impulse control
- Breathing techniques
- Relaxation strategies
Who can benefit from Anger Management?
It is beneficial for people in the fields of business or health care. They also benefit people who are court-referred. Anger management may benefit anyone seeking to improve their relationships with others. But this treatment may be particularly helpful for certain social groups. These include:
- Violent offenders
- People with bullying behaviors
- People affected by behavioral changes with traumatic brain injury(TBI)
- People with behavioral changes associated with posttraumatic stress (PTSD).
- People experiencing substance dependency or undergoing recovery.
- People with cognitive or mental health issues that make it difficult to control anger.