Anger

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What Is Anger

Anger is a normal and healthy emotion to experience, especially when you are feeling mistreated, judged or wronged. Anger can stem from frustration, guilt and other underlying emotions, or as a result of being subjected to real or perceived threat, or from being prevented from doing something you feel is important. Anger is a useful emotion which can help motivate some people, however if it is not handled appropriately, it can be destructive. Anger is most commonly associated with aggression but it can also be expressed in other ways or even suppressed resulting in depression or anxiety.

Common Symptoms

Some common symptoms and conditions associated with anger that is not appropriately expressed include:

  • Problems expressing emotions
  • Communication difficulties
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Frequent arguments or conflict
  • Physical fights
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

What Is Anger Management

Anger management aims to reduce intense feelings and physiological arousal of anger as well as shift the unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns relating to your anger. Anger management can help you express your anger in healthy ways, teaches you to control your reactions, and to use anger successfully and appropriately.

Self-Management, Tips, and Strategies

  • Deal with arguments when you’re calm
  • Keep a diary of outbursts – try to understand how and why you got angry
  • Learn meditation and practice regularly
  • Exercise regularly
  • Think before you speak
  • Take a time out
  • Find the funny side if appropriate.

When can a psychologist help?

When anger is destructive to yourself and/or others it can be useful to seek some help. Psychologists can help work out what might be behind the anger so they can determine the best way  forward in treatment. It may be that learning better ways of communicating or expressing emotion is needed or that dealing with depression, anger or trauma is necessary. Our team is happy to help you work out ways to express your anger in a healthy way and deal with any underlying concerns so that you can live your best life. You can book online using our Book an Appointment button, give us a call on (02) 4625 3339, or email us at admin@innerspacepsych.com.au.

EMOTIONAL Wellbeing CHECK

Our Emotional wellbeing Check (EWC) is a brief 30 minute ‘check up’ for your emotional health. It is not intended as treatment or mental health assessment. It is designed to help raise awareness of the importance of our emotional health in our overall quality of life. 

Who is it for? 

Our EWC is for anyone who has wondered about their emotional health or is just wanting a ‘check up’ to see how they’re tracking. This service is not designed for anyone who has a current and serious mental health diagnosis. 

What does it involve?

Our EWC involves a 30 minute individual session with one of our provisional psychologists. About a week before the session you’ll be asked to complete our consent form, which outlines our T&Cs. You’ll then complete a few brief questionnaires. The group of questionnaires take about 15-20 mins to complete in total. We will receive your results and provide you with a personalised report about what it all means along with some recommendations, if needed. 

How much does it cost? 

Free Emotional Wellbeing Check for people from Macarthur and Liverpool area during Lockdown

As a local psychology practice we would love to offer our EWS for free to people from Macarthur and Liverpool area during Lockdown.
As times can be tough with stay at home orders and working from home we would love to give something back and support our community.
Your EWC includes a 30 minute session and the personalised report.
Please note that our EWC is a flat fee of $45 for people residing outside of the Macarthur and Liverpool area and when restrictions are lifted in Macarthur and Liverpool area.

How do I book?

It’s easy, you can book online using our Book an Appointment button at the top and bottom of the page or just call our friendly team on 02 4625 3339. 

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