Understanding Anger

If you’ve ever had difficulty managing your anger, then you can attest to the overwhelming flood of emotion that feels totally out of your control. I have practiced both group and individual anger management therapy for many years, and while every person is unique, there is a common anger cycle. If this difficulty resonates with you or a loved one, this post will give you information about how this cycle works, why it persists and coping strategies to try. The Anger Cycle: Elevated Vulnerable Emotion --> Anger Expression --> Physical and Emotional Tension Release --> Shame and Guilt Anger is a secondary emotion. We express anger because it allows us to feign power and dominance which prov

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