Are you surprised to learn that Anger is a completely normal healthy human emotion that we all experience from time to time? It’s also a very powerful emotion – and it has a purpose. If you find yourself ‘losing it’ when you become angry it doesn’t necessarily mean you have an anger management problem. If it’s happening regularly there could be an underlying issue that needs to be explored.
One of the functions of Anger is to alert us to situations that are not quite right for us and need our attention. Everyday life issues can trigger our Anger. The car not starting; kids not doing as they’re told; arguing with a loved one; job-hunting, inconsiderate drivers or being hit with an over-payment – any of these events may leave us feeling angry.
It May Not Surprise You To Hear That Anger Has A Bad Rap!
Problems arise when we don’t manage ourselves well when we’re under the influence of Anger.
A pattern of angry outbursts or erratic behaviour Struggling to remain calm in discussions or negotiations
Becoming violent under the influence of alcohol
Repeatedly blaming others when it is not their fault
Frequent substance abuse
Using absolutes: “Everyone hates me.” “You never listen to me.”
Obsessing about things: “I should be doing better.” ”You should be doing more…”
Difficulty expressing emotions in a calm manner
Ignoring requests to speak about Anger
Withdrawing from loved ones
Because everyone’s life experiences and reasons for becoming angry may differ, Northern Frontiers Counselling Cairns offers an individualised Anger Management Action Plan. The program consists of 8 (eight) weekly sessions with an experienced counsellor. Your needs will be carefully assessed and evaluated for the purpose of developing an Action Plan that may also involve referral to other specialist services.
* Sessions last for 60 minutes and cost $110 per session. A 10% discount applies when paying for all 8 sessions prior to commencement of the program that must be completed within 8 weeks.
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From 7.00am weekdays and between 8.00am – 1.00pm Sundays – which means there’s no need to disrupt your busy work/life schedule. Out of hours appointments tend to fill fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. Simply call 1300 90 81 70 or email: email@example.com
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