Many people have anger management issues that prevent them from living healthy, emotional stable lifestyles. There are courses that one can attend to help them deal with the rage that at times takes over their emotions. People who find their lives disrupted by unusual and unpredictable rage are candidates for courses offered by professionals trained to help people overcome their rage issues.
There are those who manifest their emotions in unhealthy ways such as yelling when they feel their needs are not met. The person who feels his body becoming tense when his emotions begin to flair is a good candidate for rage control courses. Some people benefit from working one on one with a counselor trained to help people identify their anger triggers.
An anger trigger is an incident, an occurrence, a memory pattern, that can, in essence, trigger a moment of rage. When a trigger is identified, the counselor and the client can work together to develop healthy responses to rage triggering incidents or thoughts. The counseling sessions focus on how the client can manage his behavior and choose to remain in control of his emotions rather than allowing triggers to control his reactions.
The courses begin with an evaluation so that the counselor can identify the client’s degree of rage the client experiences and how long this emotion lasts once triggered. Some clients benefit more from individual sessions while some clients benefit from group sessions. Some clients benefit from a combination of group and one on one sessions.
Group therapy is, as the name suggests, where people who have the same issue with rage meet with a facilitating counselor in a group, and discuss their emotions. Clients give other clients feedback so that everyone benefits from what is being shared in the group. The sessions allow clients to work through their emotional issues in safe area where their feelings are respected.
There is no set number of sessions that one has to complete in order to have his emotions under control. There are many factors involved and all clients are different given the severity of their emotions and the consequences of their past actions. Many courses run for a minimum of eight sessions and clients are given the option of continuing the program as long as they believe they need counseling.
Anger management counselors are trained professionals who help people with emotional challenges control their reactions. Some people act out on their emotions in an unhealthy way. People who experience detrimental consequences based on their response to anger should seek anger management counseling.