Anger is a normal experience for everyone. It can even be a useful when managed appropriately to assert oneself or manage a negative confrontation. However, when it starts to affect important parts of life, such as family and work relationships – it can become problematic. If this is the case for somebody in your family, you are not alone. Many people cope with it without any help until it starts to severely impair the lives of the whole family.
Some indications that someone in your family may have anger that is significant and in need of help includes:
Besides these more visible effects, anger can also have a negative impact on a person’s long-term health, regardless of whether it’s expressed or bottled up. Some of the concerns that are at a higher risk for people with anger challenges include headaches, insomnia, other mental health disorders (i.e. depression and anxiety), high blood pressure, skin problems, and in the long-term it can even increase the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
If you are unable to help the person alone and don’t know where to turn, the practitioners at VCPS are specialised to provide you with the support to overcome this and build back a positive relationship again. Some of the methods that may be used to support you include: