Things that make someone angry may be trivial or monumental but they cannot be ignored and allowed to fester within. If they are, then an individual will slowly begin to build up tension which is not healthy mentally or physically. It is important to acknowledge anger but find a healthy way to express it
The article, “10 Ways to Let Go of Anger (Without Ignoring It)” by Patia Braithwaite looks at some ways one can let go of anger in a more healthy fashion. She states,
“Anger is a reaction to a perceived threat, which means it can trigger our fight-or-flight response. When you’re angry, your body releases cortisol, adrenaline, and other hormones that can impact things like perspiration, heart rate, and blood flow, the American Psychological Association (APA) explains. Much like chronic stress, persistent anger can eventually lead to increased risks of hypertension, heart disease, ulcers, and bowel diseases. So while harnessed anger can be a powerful catalyst for action (think: activism), when anger controls you, it can harm your health”
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With so many negative effects on healthy and social interactions due to anger, it is important to know how to release it but in a positive and healthy way. Learning to manage anger is a life skill that can improve one’s life and possibly prevent great harm to one’s future.
Please also review AIHCP’s Anger Management Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Anger Management.