Anger is a normal human emotion. But when it becomes out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems in various aspects of life such as at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of life. Memories of traumatic or infuriating events can also trigger angry feelings.
The three main approaches to deal with anger are expressing, suppressing, and calming. Expressing your anger in an assertive manner is the healthiest way to express anger. Being assertive means that you have to learn how to express what your needs are, and how to get them met without hurting others. Anger can be suppressed and then converted into more constructive behavior. The danger in this type of response is that if the individual isn't allowed outward expression, the anger can turn inward—on themselves. Anger turned inward can cause many physical and mental health problems. Passive-aggression (getting back at people indirectly, without telling them why, rather than challenging them head-on) or a personality that seems continually sarcastic.
The goal of anger management is to reduce the emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. Anger management provides individuals insight on how to control their reactions to triggering individuals or situations, with the use of relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, and better communication. The anger management sessions are structured according to the individual’s case, which includes both psycho-education and individual counselling. Once the sessions are complete, a Letter of Completion will be provided for court or personal purposes.