Anger Management Counselling in Toronto

Many people have difficulty expressing angry feelings effectively; other people have difficulty finding appropriate ways to communicate their anger. Some people use anger as a weapon; others hide behind their anger so as not to reveal their fears and vulnerabilities.

If you have difficulties with anger management, Toronto counsellor Dr. Betty Stockley can help. Betty has 40 years of experience with multiple types of therapy and counselling. Thus, she understands that we have all learned certain patterns of behaviour and ways of relating to others from our childhood and other life experiences. To overcome such patterns with your anger, it’s a good idea to consider anger management counselling.

The Pros & Cons of Anger 

The instinctive way to express anger is to act aggressively. Anger is a natural and adaptive response to what we perceive as threats, and it allows us to fight and defend ourselves when we feel attacked. This means that a certain amount of anger is necessary for our survival; however, we can’t physically lash out at people or things just because they irritate or annoy us. Some people find it difficult to control their angry responses.

If you are finding that anger is causing difficulties in any area of your life – in your family or intimate relationship, in your work or social activities – or if anger is getting in the way of your ability to live a happy and productive life, then you may benefit from a course in Betty’s anger management in Toronto.

What Does Anger Management Do?

The goal of anger management in Toronto is to reduce both your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger can cause. While you can’t remove or get rid of the events, people, or places that enrage you, you can learn to control your actions towards those things.

If you act in ways that seem out of control and frightening while you’re angry, you may want to find better ways to deal with your anger. Anger management with Dr. Betty Stockley in Toronto can help. In Betty’s anger management counselling, many topics are included, such as:

  • Exploring the origins of anger in your family of origin (Parents and siblings) and in your family of choice (spouse/partner and children)
  • Knowing your trigger points …what makes you angry
  • Understanding the phases of anger
  • Recognizing the costs of anger: personal, occupational, financial, legal, social
  • Acknowledging the consequences of your anger
  • Exploration of feelings beneath the anger
  • Taking responsibility for self-control
  • Creating healthy boundaries
  • Understanding your stressors and learning alternate ways of dealing with them
  • Learning how anger affects children
  • Developing self-relaxation techniques
  • Developing assertiveness
  • Developing new communication techniques to enhance primary and other relationships
  • Developing new techniques for resolution of anger

Rather than letting your anger control your life, anger management counselling in Toronto can help you control how you react to irritating events, people, and places.

Why Attend Anger Management in Toronto?

Trouble managing your anger can lead to problems in your well-being and life, but it can also negatively affect your loved ones and friends. Extreme outbursts of emotion, or physical reactions to stressful situations, can:

  • Alienate those around you 
  • Cause you to lose friends
  • Lead to loss of connections with your loved ones, 
  • Potentially cause job loss

When you can appropriately communicate your feelings to others, these problems will occur less often. Anger management in Toronto will help curb the negative effects of your anger and lead to a more fulfilling life. Betty helps patients create better relationships with those around you at home, work, and in social environments through:

  • Exploring the origins of your anger
  • Identifying the triggers
  • Managing your anger in a healthy manner

With anger management counselling in Toronto, you can learn to sense your angry reactions before they occur. That way, you can control both your internal and external responses so that you react more appropriately and calmly to stressful situations. This change of response could possibly save your career, your marriage, your relationships with children, and other important factors in your life.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you think you might be helped by anger management in Toronto, get in touch with Betty Stockley Counselling today. We’ll set up an appointment and give you the tools to better manage your reactions through our counselling program.

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