Anger Management Counselling

Imagine being able to use anger to make your life and relationships even better and stronger.

Anger management counselling will teach you how your anger can be used to help solve problems instead of create them.  Anger is a healthy and natural emotion and therapy does not try to prevent it but rather encourages the person to to explore and understand while teaching us how to express it in healthy ways. If you experience anger-shame (feeling ashamed of doing something out of anger), anger management can help you channel this useful emotion favorably.

Anger Management Group

Starts: Program Currently Filled

Time: Email us for updated times

Cost: $400 plus HST

Location: Downtown Toronto near Union Station or Online over the convenience of your computer or phone

We’ll help you live your life free from barriers

What is Anger?

anger management counselingAnger is an emotion which includes your state of mind as well as the physiological reactions of your body such as increased adrenaline, heart rate and blood pressure. This is our fight or flight response to something we perceive as harmful or threatening. Just like an animal such as a Tiger may bare it’s teeth and growl people display similar changes when angry such as in our body posture or tone of voice. We cannot exist without experiencing anger on some level. It is and has been essential to survival for millions of years.

When anger reaches the intensity of 5 of 10 and higher (10 being most intense anger) it highjacks our rational brain and we no longer think clearly or have the same checks and inhibitions. That’s a lot of energy percolating – in need of strategies to best funnel and utilize it.

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How can anger management counselling help with anger?

Anger management counselling will teach you about anger so that it first makes sense. Our team uses different therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, assertiveness, mindfulness, and looks at some underlying deep-rooted thoughts and beliefs that might be unconsciously impacting you. Through anger management counselling you will learn to:

  • Recognize triggers before you are triggered and ways to avoid and prevent impact
  • Shift illogical thinking and think more rationally
  • Calm yourself
  • Problem-solve
  • Use assertiveness and boundary-setting as ways to say no
  • Recognize and identify anger and remove self from situations before it gets out of control.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • How often do I get angry?
  • Can I control the anger?
  • Do I regret my behaviour when I get angry?
  • What is the emotion that I felt right before I got really angry?
  • Does this person, place or situation now causing me to feel angry remind me of anyone or anything?

Recommended Books:

“Mindsight” Daniel Seigel

“The Dance of Anger” Lerner, Harriet

*Anger counselling can make best sense of and integrate the strategies and insights described above. The more that you externalize and share with your therapist the more clear your goals, for managing and maximizing the energy behind your anger, become.