Anger is a natural human emotion. In fact, it is one of the most important emotions for survival. On the other hand, we have all ended up saying something we don’t mean, acting impulsively, or overstepping boundaries because we let anger get the better of us. Having a short temper can get you into a lot of trouble. It is important to know that anger will always be a part of us; the trick is learning to control it. Anger management is one of the most important skills for succeeding in your career, relationships, and family life.
Why do we get angry?
The most common reason for uncontrollable outbursts of anger is chronic stress. Stress leads to physiological arousal rooted in the brain. This effect that stress has on your brain is very closely related to the mechanism that is engaged when you feel angry. When you have been under a lot of stress for a while, your physiology actually begins to change and your brain becomes more sensitive to the impact of emotions, particularly anger.
For many people struggling to cope with stressful lives, anger outbursts are a frequent and depressing companion. No matter how hard you try to become more calm, when something unexpected happens, you find yourself right back at square one, shouting at everyone in sight and feeling acutely embarrassed afterward. Many people struggle with anger management problems for years without making significant progress. Fortunately, there is an effective way to really change the underlying neurological mechanisms that lie behind your uncontrollable anger: Neurofeedback.
How can Neurofeedback help with anger?
Neurofeedback is a uniquely effective way of countering emotional reactivity, including anger. It is more effective than talk therapy on its own because it targets the automatic responses in your brain that are beyond your conscious control. In short, Neurofeedback is brain training in which you gradually replace the unhealthy, stress-induced patterns that have become cemented in your brain with healthier ones that allow you to be the person you want to be.
Reach out for anger management therapy that really works
Anger is part of being human, but don’t let it take control. Get in the driver’s seat and take charge of your journey. To find out more about how Neurofeedback can help you get anger under control or to schedule an appointment in Los Angeles with Jennifer Willemsen, MA, LMFT, get in touch today. You can reach out by phone or by filling out the contact form.