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Five Steps To Help You Deal With Anger

In this blog I am going to explain 5 steps to help you to deal with your anger. Anger is an unpleasant emotion to experience and to be on the receiving end of. It can damage relationships and reputations and leave all involved feeling anxious and depressed and angry. However, anger serves an important function, it alerts us to mistreatment and injustice so in this sense it is vital to our survival. This means our aim cannot be to get rid of anger, instead we must try to understand, control […]...

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How To Deal With Anger

by Dr Emma Gray - 15th October, 2014
How To Deal With Anger

The first step in dealing with Anger is to understand what is causing it. There are three main reasons that we feel anger and each indicates a different course of action. 1. Anger because your needs aren’t being met In its purest form anger is a response to unmet needs; we may feel angry because we are being treated badly for example. In this instance anger is an adaptive response to our environment; it is alerting us to a problem that we need to resolve. The important thing here is […]...

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I Can’t Control My Temper

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th January, 2014

Dear Dr Gray, I seem to feel angry all of the time and I am wondering if I need some kind of therapy or maybe some anger management. Most of the time I can keep a lid on it but from time to time (and this is starting to happen more often) I completely lose it, sometimes over really little things. I am worried because the problem is getting worse not better. Jonathon (Clapham, London) Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Jonathon, Anger is the emotion that we fear most and as […]...

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Why Anger Is Good For Us

by Dr Emma Gray - 19th June, 2012
Why Anger Is Good For Us

Anger is without a doubt the emotion with the worst reputation. It provokes more fear, shame and attempts at suppression than all the other emotions put together. More than 1 in 10 people report having a problem controlling their anger but less than 50% of those actually seek help. However anger, like all the emotions that we experience serves a vital function; we have evolved to experience it to enhance our survival. Anger alerts us to threats to our wellbeing (physical and psychological) and then motivates us to tackle them. […]...

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