How Anger Is Managed by a Psychologists.

How Anger Is Managed by a Psychologists.

Child psychologistMost people get angry at least many times a week. That’s perfectly normal, say psychologists.

What’s not normal is intense anger that happens more frequently and lasts longer than the brief irritation most of us occasionally feel. Other warning signs include physical aggression, nasty responses, and problems with your relationships, job or health as a result of your temper.

Therapy can help. Psychologists use three primary approaches to treat anger:

Relaxation

Psychologists help patients in a technique called progressive relaxation until they’re able to relax by merely thinking of a particular word or image.

Cognitive therapy

Child psychologist in renoIn cognitive therapy, psychologists treat patients find different ways of thinking and reacting about anger.

Skill development

Acquiring new behaviors can also help. Parents might need to get better ways of interacting with their children, for instance. Angry drivers might benefit from discovering safe driving skills

Combining all three approaches seems to work best, say, researchers.