What Is Anger Management
Anger management is just as it implies, managing ones anger. While anger isn't always easy to manage, it is possible. There are those who can manage their anger on their own, while others need the help of anger management therapy.
Everyone handles their anger differently as different things work for different people. However if people who suffer from anger management issues they could end up in trouble if they don't get the help they need. They could wind up going down a path that could lead them to being imprisoned, because they could not properly manager their anger.
Who Needs Anger Management?
Everyone needs anger management. Not only sinners, but saints as well. That doesn't mean they need anger management classes or therapy, as they may already have a way to manage their anger. It could be through prayer or through exercise. Exercise can help to relieve stress and other tensions.
Those who do need anger management therapy or classes are those who cannot control their anger. Those who do not know how to control it and could wind up hurting someone else, or even just themselves.
People who abuse family members, friends or animals should seek immediate attention. Even if it was only once where they went into a blinding rage, no matter the reason should check themselves into anger management therapy. It doesn't matter if it was only verbal, or escalated to physical abuse. The sooner help is gotten, the better for all involved.
Sometimes anger management problems could be a symptom of an underlying cause, but sometimes there may not be any cause at all. There are people who just have a propensity for anger, but that doesn't mean they can't be helped. A psychiatric evaluation would help anyone having anger management problems as long as they're willing to work with their psychiatrist.
Ways to Anger Management Success
Anger Management Therapy, as already mentioned can be of help. Ones therapist can suggest several different ways to manage ones anger, or to find the root cause of the anger. In that way they can make suggestions and in the worst case scenario may prescribe medication. Sometimes medication is the only way, but that doesn't mean its going to ruin someones life, depending on what kind of medication. It's best to make sure they're not prescribing narcotic medications, always read the medication information before taking anything.
Meditation is another way to help manage ones anger. A person could do it in conjunction with anger management therapy, or only practice meditation. Whatever works best for ones anger management issues. That doesn't mean what works best for their day-to-day lives, because if that's the only reason it might not work out.
However meditation is a great relaxant and can help to keep one from becoming so stressed out that they turn to anger. Turning to anger, leads to ruining ones own life, because they turned their anger on others. One can lose their family, friends and even their job over anger management issues that they don't get taken care of as soon as it begins.
Were one to be stressed out and not yet turned to anger, one should still seek therapeutic help, or meditation classes so that the problem does not worsen.
Have a hobby and not just any hobby, but a fun one that one would enjoy. When a person enjoys something, it helps to calm and relax them. Even if a person is detained, that hobby will always be there waiting on them. Having something one enjoys doing, makes them smile more and smiling more is better than being angry.
Exercise is yet another way to manage ones anger as previously mentioned. Taking a nice long walk, run, jog or even lifting weights helps to release certain chemicals in the brain. These brain chemicals being released can help one feel happier and more relaxed than before the exercise.
Paying attention to your bodies signals also helps one to manage their anger. Depending on the signal, one can then decide if they're starting to get upset and can choose to do something to help calm themselves. This could be calling up a therapeutic hotline, walking away and exercising, meditate or turn to ones hobby. Sometimes however, if one is at work, doing these could get one fired. At that time its best to think that they day will end and one can get back to doing any of the aforementioned activities.
What If Someone Else Has An Anger Management Issue?
There are people who will yell at someone for walking away, but sometimes its better to allow the person to walk away. Allow them to cool down so that later both parties can speak in a calmer matter.
Not letting the person walk away, particularly one with anger management issues, might not be such a good idea. They could explode, whether only hurting themselves, or someone else. In such cases it might be best to speak to them with a therapist present rather than alone.
Always watch out for signs that the person might be going into a relapse with their anger. Should the other party seem to be in a particular rage, don't argue with them, leave before things get out of hand. It might also be a good idea to call crisis in. They may not be happy about it, but they may be better off for it.
Note that even if someone is attending anger management classes, that doesn't mean that its still a good idea to remain with them. The second they start lashing out, leave. Sometimes, some people can't even be helped with anger management therapy, which can turn them into particularly dangerous people.
Usually however, its those that resist treatment and don't really want to try getting help or getting better which are the most dangerous of all. Those who truly do want help, will seek it out and mean it. Those who do get help, but feel that it isn't working, may however distance themselves from their loved ones so that they don't wind up harming them.
Anger is a horrible thing, but no one goes through life without feeling it. That is why having ways to manage anger is important so that lives can be saved be it the person with the anger issues or the people around them.