CONTROLLING YOUR ANGER

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We all feel angry at times, this is due to life stresses. However, for some people the problem becomes much worse and impacts on their normal life.

Scenarios:

Peter is on his way to work and decides to pick up a drink in the nearby shop before getting his bus. While waiting to pay, a woman jumps the queue and stands in front of him as if she has not seen him. He keeps quite and tries to control his temper. The woman pays and leaves but she approaches the exit she looks back and smiles. Peter feels angry, tension rises and gets hot. He begins to think “she thinks I am a fool”, “stupid woman”. For the rest of the day at work he is restless and irritable.

Jane cleans the floor and her partner passes by, she looks at him and says nothing. On his way back he moves from the dirty area to the clean area. Jane continues to clean when she looks back she notices that he has left foot makes. She begins wondering what is going on in his head and starts cursing him in her mind. “lazy, inconsiderate person, what does he take me for” “I will teach him a lesson”. She decides not to talk to her partner until he apologies but does not tell him why she is angry with him.

These are just examples of situations we may find ourselves. Anger is a natural human response and part of the fight and flight safety system. However, it can become a problem when it is happening frequently, feels out of control or leads to you or other people being hurt emotionally or physically. This workshop aims at helping you to understand and deal with your anger in practical ways.