Anger can be brutal. Otherwise gentle people can be hijacked by their anger, losing control of themselves and saying or doing destructive things. Anger can be corrosive to relationships, cause problems at work, and lead to feelings of shame. Many people who struggle with anger feel as if they’re watching themselves from outside, powerless to stop until the anger passes and they’re left asking themselves, “How could I say or do something like that?”
Anger in itself is not a bad thing; like all emotions, it sends us a message. The message that anger sends us is that our needs are not being met. The problem arises when our anger is disproportionate to the situation at hand and we overreact, hurting others and ourselves. Underneath extreme forms of anger is often profound sadness, loneliness, and hurt.
Counselling can help you to identify triggers, develop strategies to calm yourself, and communicate more effectively. A lot of counselling stops there, but at Parry Sound Counselling our therapists will help you to find and address the underlying issues of your anger and heal it at the source.
If you live in Muskoka-Parry Sound or the surrounding area, or if you have access to the internet, and you want help dealing with your anger, click the link below to book an appointment, or call us at (705) 716-0749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Learn the underlying causes of intense emotions
Learn to control intense and strong emotions.
Emotional regulation is an important part of maturation. Children and young adults can have intense emotions and the ability to control these emotions takes time to develop.
We can help.
At Parry Sound counselling we can help youth develop the skills to understand and regulate emotions. We use proven cognitive behavioural techniques adapted to the youth's level of understanding. We work with parents to help understand how to recognize and respond to anger episodes.