Anger Management

There’s no doubt about it: we live in an angry society. Signs that anger abounds are all over the place. There is desk rage, road rage, domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse, sports rage and most recently spam rage. Anger is a worldwide phenomenon and referrals to anger management programs have exploded since 9/11. Anger in its purest form makes us strong, gives us energy to fight the supposed enemy. Whereas the opposite is true when one feels helpless or fearful; that is when we displace our anger on to other people and situations. We might smash a computer or a kid or a wife or whatever happens to be nearby. There are five distinct signs that an individual is living under the influence of anger. Read More

Anger is one of the most common and frequent emotions we experience. It manifests in us variously in different forms according to the situation from mild and moderate irritability to destructive aggression and uncontrollable rage. There are many theories why we experience anger, but most agree that anger is part of our survival and defensive mechanism. Very few people are comfortable with their anger, and most dislike those who are prone to frequent bouts of anger. The following essays deal with the problem of anger and how to control it or express it in ways that it does harm neither you nor others.

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