Anger

Anger means that something isn't right in your world. There is something around you or within you that needs your attention right now. Anger has an immediacy and an incredible amount of energy.

Anger is an umbrella emotion. If you step back and really look at how you feel, underneath the anger are feelings such as frustration, sadness, fear, and anxiety. When you experience anger often it's these underlying feelings that have become unbearable.

It's important to realize that once there is anger, it can become so strong that it triggers a fight or flight mechanism. This is often the point where anger becomes rage. Once anger becomes rage, it often leads to destructive behavior.

Anger may seem like it comes out of nowhere. There are always good reasons why you are angry. When you are angry, it's important to examine what it is that triggers your anger. Whatever it is, the energy around anger can help you to investigate and then change or accept whatever it is that makes you angry.

"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy." - Aristotle

In order to get to a place where you can use the energy that anger provides in a way that can help you to investigate and then change or accept it's helpful to be able to differentiate and diffuse strong emotions that trigger the fight or flight mechanism. If you are interested in exploring this topic, send me an email at therapy@jasonranieri.com or call me at 510-345-1731. 

Contact

Jason D. Ranieri, LMFT

303 West Joaquin Avenue, Suite 105

San Leandro, CA 94577

T: 510-345-1731
 

therapy@jasonranieri.com

 

Created by Jason D. Ranieri, LMFT © 2019

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