The New Hope MHCS

Anger management at The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services is all about recovery.

Anger Management

If you feel that anger is getting the best of you and it has grown so much that it has begun the slow but sure process of consuming your life, you need to take action before it takes over and ruins your life. This is what anger management is all about.

Anger is a natural, emotional response to undesirable events. Anger is normal. Everyone gets angry. However, this does not mean that it is completely acceptable to let your anger reach heights that will push you to hurt those around you, most especially your family and friends.

Unfortunately, we are only able to identify the damage that has been done after a person has allowed his/her triggers to make things go awry with his/her handling of anger. To paraphrase, the damage has been done – and if we know that anger is the culprit, why let it have its way with you.

“Anger is temporary but words said in anger aren’t.”

The Impact of Uncontrolled Anger

Uncontrolled anger can affect people in various ways, here are just some of them.

Anger prevents people from focusing on important things, like work, studying, extracurricular activities, and communicating with family and friends. It has the most isolating impact on people, and over time, it can push you to cut ties completely with people even when remedies and interventions can be put in place to help mediate your relationships with others.
Anger readily stresses people, and too much stress can affect every organ and system within the body, from the brain to the liver. The literature is clear on stress – the more stress you have, the less likely you are healthy, even if you do not experience any symptoms, which is normally not the case.
Excessive anger can trigger aches and pains all over the body, such as headaches, migraines, chest pains, sleeplessness, and more. These pains are associated with the natural stress response of the body. In this context, the problem with stress is that you need to fix the source of the stress before the body realigns its response with your mental state and what is going on in the environment. If the cause of the stress is not addressed, the stress response can go on for weeks, months, or even years. The human body is not designed to withstand unhealthy stress levels, and it will begin to deteriorate.
Anger can affect those around you, even those you care deeply about. At the very least, you can become upset. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Exposure to anger and other destructive emotional outbursts can have long-term psychological and emotional effects on people. Children are most prone to psychological trauma and physical abuse when you become upset. What may not affect you on a scale that causes trauma may scar younger members of your family.

Purpose of Anger Therapy

  • Not to judge you.

  • To acknowledge that ANGER is a NORMAL and NATURAL reaction/response.

  • To discuss how EXCESSIVE anger destroys relationships.

  • It is not the ANGER EXPERIENCE that brought you here; rather, it is the ANGER RESPONSE that did.

  • To develop an anger control plan.

Symptoms of Anger

Emotional
  • Irritable
  • Anxious
  • Nervous
  • Numbing
Behavioral
  • Cursing
  • Throwing/breaking things
  • Can’t sit/standstill
  • Eating too much/little
  • Drinking – Alcohol/drugs
  • Self Harming

It is impossible to think and feel at the same time.

Anger Management

If you are feeling any of these symptoms then it is time to get some help!!

How Can We Help?

Anger management at The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services is all about recovery. We love the idea of making a permanent impact on people’s lives.

 

Recovery from anger equates to rebalancing the emotions and adjusting the behavior and helping you understand the relationship of your emotions with what you do in the real world. We help create a controlled platform where you can process and release pent-up and often destructive emotions.

 

In the process of releasing these emotions, we create the conditions wherein you can begin to recover and heal from the anger. Anger harms not just the people around you, but also you, most especially. There is no truth that the constant and uncontrolled expression of anger is healthy. The truth is the opposite of this.

 

We will also help you go through the various emotions and responses that you have to events that trigger the anger. Some human responses are constructive, while those that are triggered by adverse events and emotions may have transformed into being destructive. Identifying the destructive responses is key to making permanent changes to a person’s behavior.

 

Awareness is the first step, and change is the outcome that is desirable to all parties. Another dimension of anger management is gaining insight as to how past and present events shape our responses to people and the environment in general.

 

In many cases, these responses are actually defense mechanisms, and part of the therapy would be to understand these defense mechanisms and if they may be rooted in something that is more concerning, such as anxiety, depression, and other possible disorders.

Anger Management Courses

The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services offers the following courses on Anger Management

12 Weeks Anger Management Course

Clients will receive a psychosocial evaluation and a certificate of completion to deliver to their lawyer, job, school, etc.

One-day 8 hours Anger Management Course

Clients will receive a psychosocial evaluation and a certificate of completion to deliver to their lawyer, job, school, etc.

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We have a strong professional network that is available to participate in the coordination of your care; from medication therapy to parenting classes, anger management, family conflicts, romantic relationship stress, and transitional coaching.

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Anxiety and Depression

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Family Counseling

Family counseling is a type of therapy designed to help not just one person, but an entire group of people who may be affected by one or more issues.
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Trauma Therapy

Psychological trauma, as well as emotional trauma, stem from a wide variety of stressful events that people can encounter at any time.