Like it or not, anger is an emotion that many beings have to contend with daily. From superficial issues like dealing with bad drivers on the road, to more deep-seated issues such as unresolved problems from childhood, this off-putting emotion can rear its ugly head at anytime.

Considered to be a negative response by society in general, many are made to feel inferior by those around them for the inability/ unwillingness to hide this emotive state. Can anger really be managed? I’m so glad you asked…

Yes, anger can be managed…but…

The part they don’t tell you is that if the main issue isn’t dealt with it will keep coming back… with a vengeance. Many people have deep-seated issues stemming back to as early as childhood. It may seem a bit ridiculous to go back and discuss situations and hardships from your childhood…but often, that’s exactly what we need.

More often than not, when someone or something sends you into a rage, it isn’t that person or thing that actually caused the issue. Rather, the issue reminds you of something that happened in your past…or simply served as salt to an already gaping wound. Many anger management techniques also teach that anger is bad and must never exist. In actuality, anger is a symptom of a bigger issue. It’s not always as simple as forcing a smile…or engaging in peaceful visualization, sometimes you have to do the work. Anger is certainly a dangerous emotion that should be controlled; yet, it will likely continue to reemerge if the heart of the issue is never addressed.

The Bottom Line…

Yoga, boxing, meditation, writing, music, running, talking, etc. are all ways to harness angry energy into more positive avenues. On the flip side, if you are a bona fide rage-aholic and are often crippled by angry emotions, you may benefit from seeking professional help to try to get to the bottom of why this is happening. You may find there’s something you convinced yourself was no longer an issue…that’s causing the biggest problems.

Venus L

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