Anger Management: Where does it come from?
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Jane I Taylor
28th October, 2010
Anger is a combination of being out of control, lack of communication skills, panic and fear, suppression of feelings and insecurity issues.
Anger is the result of several problems which could have been present from early childhood. It may be that the individual has not learned to deal with emotional problems or may have been discouraged from showing their feelings and emotions; so keeping emotions buried causing a build up, ending up with a volcanic eruption of uncontrolled anger.
Many people see anger as the problem, anger is in-fact the result of the problems. There is no point in treating the anger if you don't also address the causes. This usually involves looking into the individuals background and childhood.
The therapist will help the individual to understand their behaviour and make changes, recognise trigger points, develop communication skills, express feelings, manage their anger and move on.
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