Addressing Impulsive Anger and Aggression
Applied Behavioral Sciences provides certified rehabilitation and counseling that helps manage anger and improve impulse control. Help is available if your anger and impulsivity have caused complications in your life such as, playing a part in the deterioration of marriage, caused the loss of employment, or created conflicts with others. We cover legal or child welfare issues, acts of child abuse, domestic violence, and physical assault.
This program is a 12-26 week commitment designed to build skills and gain insights into the emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral aspects of anger and its escalation. Anger Management enhances home and social safety, as well as increases self-awareness and promotes life productivity.
What is Anger?
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It is a common reaction to when we have been insulted, wronged, hurt or treated unfairly. When we know how to control and manage our anger it can actually play a positive role in our lives, to help us to stand up for ourselves, fight against injustices, and to recognize when there is a need to make changes in our lives.
Many people do not know how to control their anger. Instead, they let their anger control them, and violence often is the result. When people act in anger, they seldom are thinking rationally about what they are doing and what the consequences will be and then regret the consequences later. When anger leads to the loss of self-control people can get hurt, relationships get ruined, and lives become destroyed. Suppressed anger can manifest itself into emotional and physical problems, and unresolved anger is often expressed in alternative ways, through sarcastic, cynical or critical remarks, and passive-aggressive behavior. Once intermittent explosive behaviors are understood and controlled, clients can self assess the causality behind their angry feelings. This leads to becoming better adjusted and capable of expressing angry feelings in a calm, assertive way, while being respectful of others and engaging in appropriate and useful communication.