IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT “Anger is a secondary emotion, covering more vulnerable feelings” and that “anger always has a buddy”.
In treating anger problems, it is important to know what the underlying emotions, negative cognitions, and triggers are.
If one is “triggered” and they are operating out of their limbic system of the brain, they may be in a “fight “ method of survival whereby anger is escalated, destructive, and far exceeds a normal reaction to the precipitating event.
A therapeutic intervention will include “top down methods” such as distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. In addition we will explore the underlying issues and bring healing to those, through EMDR, so that one is able to “respond” and not “reacte” to distressing events.