Anger tends to be seen by society as a negative emotion, yet there are
many ways in which anger can be used as a very positive emotion.
How often is anger attributed to the negative aspects of life, personally
It is easy to blame anger for the impact which it has, rather than
to deal with it.
It is possible to deal with anger in a constructive way.
There are appropriate and healthy ways to manage anger by exploring
the dynamics and to regain control.
You may feel that:
- Anger can ruin lives.
- Anger can be a curse.
- Life would change if anger could be managed.
- Anger results in loss.
- Managing anger can be difficult.
- These beliefs can be transformed.
Anger can be a real benefit and a powerful tool, if we
use it appropriately
Anger can be positive and healthy
For example, If we use anger in an positive and healthy way:
- Anger can enable communication
- Anger can be used as a powerful motivator.
- Anger can enable achievement of goals..
- Anger can show us our hidden agendas..
- Anger can unite us.
- Anger can help you to see the world in a more defined way.
- Anger helps us to identify our needs.
- Anger helps us to face our fears, and overcome them.
- Anger can empower us to redefine our life and make positive choices
for the future
- Anger can help us to act in an assertive but respective way.
- Anger can open up channels of communication
There are many contributing factors to our emotions.
Some of these factors
Relationship difficulties - Bereavement - Loss - Redundancy
Alcohol or drug related issues - Prescribed medication
Low self confidence - Low self worth - Low self esteem
- Lack of assertiveness
Anxiety - Depression - Guilt
Sexual - Emotional - Psychological - Physical abuse - Rape
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexual problems - Sexual identity confusion
Eating disorders - Suicidal ideation - Self harm - Obsessions
Compulsions - Phobias - Panic attacks
Distorted thinking - Distorted coping strategies