Anger and Aggression
A common question that we ask everyone we meet. Happy, excited, sad, scared, embarrassed, numb are different words we use to describe our emotions. Emotions can be very confusing, but another overpowering and commonplace emotion that we all experience is anger. It is quite natural to feel angry and upset when your boss yells at you, when somebody says something unfair, when you lose a match or when you’re stuck in a traffic jam. At times, the underlying causes of anger and aggression may not be very obvious to us, but the physical changes that we go through are more or less the same and include increased heart rate, sweating, and trembling among others. Common responses to this powerful emotion include verbal hostility; yelling, swearing and threatening others and physical hostility; kicking, hitting, and punching etc. Harming yourself or someone as a result of being angry is called aggression. While we all get angry, our behavioral responses might differ, and it is this response that could be a cause for concern.
Aggression is generally regarded as violent behavior, but sometimes we cannot express what we feel every time and our anger keeps building up inside us. This type of aggression that is directed inwards or is exhibited in more subtle ways such as not responding to repeated requests or being stubborn is called passive aggression. This pattern of passive aggressive behaviors can further lead to procrastination, problems in relationships, professional lives etc.
At IZR, our highly qualified and competent counsellor provide the following services that will help you deal with issues related to aggression and navigate through life in a better way:
- Providing a safe space to discuss your emotional experiences
- Helping you manage your aggressive tendencies
- Identifying your triggers
- Creating awareness about your underlying issues
- Counselling sessions with families to help them deal with anger outbursts
- Learning how not to reward aggressive behavior
- Providing indoor treatment for acute aggressive behaviors