It has long been accepted fact that stress and anger are bad for one’s health when they are not properly channeled and coped with. Individuals who allow stress and anger to overtake cause bodily reactions to take place in the body to prepare the body for confrontation. Overtime, this can be unhealthy and cause multiple health issues for the person
The article, “Too Much Anger Leads to Bad Health Outcomes” by Philip Chard looks at how anger when it is not expressed or coped with properly can lead to later health issues. He states,
The damage from this sort of mental bile is routinely underestimated. Studies show emotional agitation, particularly the angry variety, instigates several unwelcome health impacts. For one, the next time you “lose it,” your immune system will be compromised for roughly four hours, leaving you more susceptible to illness. That’s no small vulnerability in our COVID-saturated world. What’s more, persistent agitation increases the risk of strokes, heart disease and early death. Also, these caustic feelings corrode mental well-being, sometimes leading to a nasty condition called “agitated depression.”
Stress Management and Anger Management can help one understand the profound effects on the body due to emotional distress and help teach individuals how to better identify stressors and agitations and learn how to better react to them. It is important for good health, to limit emotional distress and keep the body healthy.
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 designed for working qualified professionals seeking Anger Management Training
Stressors and change create grief and anger. How we manage our anger and grief in relationship to stressors with other people is critical to our social interaction with others. For better communication, health and better social relationships, conflict resolution is critical.
Conflict resolution involves better communication skills, control of emotion due to stress and loss, patience and understanding. In conflict resolution, stress management and anger management classes, individuals need to identify what type of behavior their possess in their interaction with other people.
Assertive behaviors are the healthiest of the behaviors. They establish boundaries, respect self, respect the other person, and meet one’s needs in a healthy way. Non assertive behaviors on the other hand deny the wishes and needs of self at the expense of others. There is a lack of boundaries and ability to respect one self over the needs of others.
Aggressive behavior is a selfish behavior. It turns to conflict when establishing boundaries and the needs of others. It does not respect the needs of others nor the feelings of others when establishing itself in a conflict.
For example, an assertive behavior at a restaurant would return an ordered item that was ill prepared. It would so in a civil and polite way, describing the issues and find resolution. A non-assertive behavior would meekly accept the discrepancy in the order and say nothing for fear of causing a scene. An aggressive behavior would demand the order be fixed without politeness and be filled with a litany of insults
Obviously, assertive behavior is the most social, healthy, and effective behaviors during conflict. They meet the need of the person but also find resolution in a polite and effective way. One can be assertive through non verbal clues, or verbal clues. How one stands, speaks in tone, and looks at a person are parts of an assertive personality. They lack dismissive behaviors or aggressive and angry body movements.
Verbally, an assertive behavior communicates. They describe the issue, express feelings, specify what is needed, and refer to consequences. In doing so, obviously, listening is also key but also elaborating on one’s needs is also key. How we communicate is key to reducing anger, stress, anxiety and violence.
It is important when resolving conflicts to use specific types of words. The words “And” and but” are important ways to express conflict. Instead of eliminating the feelings of others via the word “but “it is better to include the word “and” as a way to address and not eliminate another’s point of view.
Another verbal cue in resolving conflicts is to avoid the pronoun “you” when addressing someone else. Instead, use the pronoun “I” as not to be accusatory towards another person when pointing something out. As with “you”, avoid direct accusatory words such as “why” which can force a person with an opposing view on the defensive.
If one incorporates understanding, patience, and kindness with an assertive personality, they can better communicate and address conflict issues that emerge due to anger and stress. It is imperative to be able to communicate and resolve issues of conflict in a civil but effective way. It is not only socially better but also best for health and wellbeing. The less conflict, the less stress, anxiety and anger
Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Consulting Program as well as AIHCP’s Anger Management Consulting program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. Qualified professionals can earn a four-year certification and help others deal with stress and anger through successful conflict resolution
Many times people say things in anger they regret. Words can damage relationships permanently. It is important to watch one’s tongue when in anger and never allow emotion to get the best of oneself when dealing with other people. Learning to what to say when angry is critical. It is a life skill that can help one stay out of trouble and not hurt family and friends.
The article, “The Thing To Say Every Time You’re Angry” by Laura Vanderkam looks into what is best to say when anger overtakes. She states,
“In this angry, anxious, and polarized time, it’s easy to lash out, whether on social media or at people in your real life. And we often end up wishing we didn’t:One survey found that a majority of social media users had posted something they regretted.”
Learning to avoid the conflict with immediate verbal slashes is critical to good relationships with others. Learning how to walk away and say what gives you more time to reflect is key to not allowing emotion to dictate words you may later regret.
Anger can come in many forms. Sometimes it is justified. Other times is not. Sometimes it is handled in a healthy fashion, while other times it is handled very poorly. It can be passive or aggressive. It is important to understand what type of ways you express anger towards others and work on healthier ways to express it.
The article, “There Are 5 Common Anger Styles. Which One Is Yours?” by Dara Katz reviews the five types of anger styles and what is the best style to express anger. She states,
“So, understanding the way we typically act on anger helps us get to the crux of why our antennas are pointed up in the first place. And while a person can experience any numbers anger styles, here are the most five common ones, including how to spot them and what to do to make your communication effective and healthy.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Anger Management Consulting Program. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals. Qualified professionals can earn a four year certification by completing the program’s core courses in Anger Management
Anger can ruin lives. While it is only a natural emotion, if it is not controlled or managed, then physical harm can occur. It is very important if one has an anger issue to work on controlling anger.
The article, “Managing Anger Issues: Don’t let anger ruin your relationship” by Marie Miguel looks at how anger can be better managed and controlled. She states,
“Everyone gets angry. It is a normal and healthy emotion that happens to us from infancy to old age. According to the American Psychological Association, or APA, anger is an emotional state that can vary in its intensity from mild irritation to extremely intense rage and fury.”
Learning anger management techniques are essential for those who cannot control their anger. Even at a lower level, anger can be unhealthy for blood pressure. So it is important to learn to manage frustration and anger for health as well as protecting others from unintended harm. Please also review AIHCP’s Anger Management Certification and see if it meets your personal and professional academic goals.
Anger is sometimes a result of intense self righteousness or firm belief in a cause. The frustration results from others who do not believe the same way. The individual is so firmly entrenched in his or her belief, RIGHT OR WRONG, that when others are oblivious to it, one can become triggered to rage or feel justified in one’s violence.
One can see this type of political and social anger today. Protests become riots and friendly political rivalries between friends become heated exchanges that can damage a friendship. This all stems from this ideal that one forms as an identity to oneself. One may despise a certain or like a certain president because of how he connects or disconnects from one’s belief system. The president can represent such evil to one that when others find good in him, the end result is anger that can turn rude or even violent.
Whether a president is good or bad is not the case in this article. The point is that one’s perception, whether valid or invalid, creates a source of potential anger which can become very rude or violent quickly. The riots taking place throughout the nation over race, police and reform is another prime example. When beliefs are so strong that justified or unjustified anger overflows into rage and violence, then one can see a larger issue. The anger may be critical to change, but when the anger becomes violent, then it becomes as evil as the issue itself.
Individuals who protest for change, or individuals who have a particular strong political allegiance to a party or president cannot demonize each other with propaganda, nor allow justified anger to overflow into violence. Violence is never justified. Terrorism is never justified.
Due to the division, the anger and rage, friendships are torn into two, relationships are torn into two, families are torn into two, communities are torn into two, and a nation is torn into two. It is fine to be angry. It is even fine to be angry if your wrong. What is universally wrong is when one allows emotions over issues to go beyond anger and social graces. It is wrong to allow anger over issues to become emotionally abusive and violent. Individuals need to utilize anger properly. To use it for true change, as well as better dialogue with understanding.
The riots of today will not solve any issues. The breaking and division of friends and homes will not solve any problems. What will change the problems is anger used properly and directed towards peaceful protests as well as meaningful and respectful dialogue between political rivals. This is something however that has been amiss. Our own politicians behave like children with name calling. The issue must be resolved from the family house to the White House itself.
Till then, we will continue to see friends, family and communities divided, as well as the rise of left wing and right wing terrorist groups that riot and threaten each other.
In turn, how can we react? We can stop believing that our opinion is infallible. We need to re-direct and see if our views are maybe in need of moderation. If not, so be it, but we need to access our beliefs as well as look to better communicate it with others. We need to be mindful that others may come from different backgrounds and approach situations differently. We can disagree with the their points but we cannot demonize them as individuals. We must further look to calm our own anger when others disagree. We need to utilize our anger to search for better ways to find justice without allowing our anger to become more evil than the injustice itself.
If we find ourselves too consumed with anger, like in any case, we need to walk away from the issue. We need to reflect deeper on our self and understand why we are angry and allow ourselves to find a time to calm down. If social media is a source of anger and frustration that can fall into the real world, we need to walk away from comments or threads that can create greater levels of anger. Every comment does not need a response.
If you would like to learn more about Anger Management or would like to review our Anger Management Training Program, then please review AIHCP’s Anger Management Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
Teens can have serious issues with anger. It is a difficult time of change both physically and emotionally. Anger needs to be controlled and parents need to be able to guide their teens through anger and emotion.
The article, “How Can I Help My Teen Manage Their Anger Issues?” by TONYA COTTO looks into how parents can help teach their children control their anger. She states,
“The teen years are full of challenging times. Notorious for recklessness, unpredictability, and moodiness, these years will test even to most dedicated parents. Thankfully there is help for dealing with teenage anger. Whether through communication or treatment support, learning new tools can help you parent your teen through managing their feeling.”
Anger if not controlled can become a big issue for teens. It is also important to learn to control anger as they grow into young adults. Please also review our Anger Management Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
It is important for parents to teach their children at a young age to control their emotions and anger. Anger and uncontrolled emotion can ruin lives. Hence it is critical for children to learn anger management skills at a young age. Children cannot be permitted to express uncontrolled emotion without consequences and guidance.
The article, “Anger Management: Helping You and Your Kids Stay in Control” by Eugene Beresin looks at how parents can better help their kids control their anger. He states,
“Here are some ways kids and parents can manage anger. These skills need to be tailored to the age of your child, and for everyone, they require practice on a regular basis.”
Travel can be exhausting and stressful. Frustration is easy to emerge. Traveling during the pandemic can be especially stressful with all the risks. Being able to control anger and manage frustration is key. Sometimes, a simple smile can help and a little of patience.
The article, “Travel Rage in a Time of a Pandemics :How smiling can defuse a situation?” by Dr. Peter Tarlow looks at travel rage. He states,
“During the last decade, tourism officials have noted the evolution of various types of anger among those in the general public and especially among those in the traveling public. This anger first became apparent in the form of road rage then became air-rage, morphed into full-blown travel rage, with verbal anger at times turning into physical violence. Now in a time of the pandemic, with the public never sure about what is and will be open or closed, we face the newest form of rage: “Travel Pandemic Rage”.”
Anger and travel will always exist but with global issues and pandemic, the easy spread of frustration to anger from travelers to employees can grow. It is important to remain calm, remain patient and work with others. Please also review AIHCP’s Anger Management Consultant Training and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
Domestic violence is a dangerous situation for men and women. More so for women, due to the more aggressive nature of men and their physical strength. Abusers can mentally and physically harm the other partner and it is important to understand the signs of an abuser. Physical as well as mental and verbal abuse are all negative effects of domestic violence. Individuals who seek to escape the cycle of abuse face many questions.
The article, “Domestic and Dating Violence: Fact or Fiction?” from StrongHearts Native Helpline, looks at the facts and fiction of many questions regarding domestic abuse. The article states,
“There are a lot of commonly held beliefs about domestic violence that can harm victims and keep people from seeking help. StrongHearts Native Helpline unravels some of the myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds light into the darkness of intimate partner violence (IPV).”
Please also review AIHCP’s Anger Management Consulting Training. The program is independent study and online. It is offered to qualified professionals who are seeking a certification to help enhance their work in the field of anger management. Please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.