Anger Management Support
Our Anger Management support is based around 6 week sessions where we explore peoples anger and some common triggers around their behaviours. It is a combination of talking therapy and learning practical ways of dealing with anger – such as calming techniques and coping methods.
Our personalised programme aims to help individuals understand their anger, the triggers and a plan to manage emotions. By offering a safe and comfortable environment we find a level of trust is established. Individuals are able to access The Vine Centre for other services and support. In fact several people, who have first visited us for Anger Management, found that Art Therapy is an obvious step in their move-on process.
Sometimes, we find that anger is a product of addiction or poor mental health and we are able to offer support for both these areas.
What is Anger Management?
We are often asked what is anger management and do I need it, when anger is a very natural emotion. Everyone gets angry at certain times of their life, but it is important to know when occasional anger or frustration becomes a regular 'boil-over' that is impacting on your life and work, your relationships and even affecting them mentally or physically, is an important distinction. If any of the following sounds familiar it is worth getting in touch to have a chat with our team and access some anger management support.
Breaking objects or hitting out at walls in a bid to release your anger, and finding it difficult to calm down
Instant regret and/or frustration at the way you behaved during arguments
Becoming angry or violent with alcohol
Disproportionate quick and violent reactions to small issues, like when somebody accidentally bumps you
Having the same arguments with friends, family or colleagues
Struggling to compromise without getting angry and wanting to control outcomes
Taking any feedback as critical or immediately blaming others for anything negative
Self-harm or inward aggression
There are a wide range of trigger points for anger that will differ from person to person. Some common trigger can be feeling threatened or humiliated, trauma or abuse, financial problems and stress, past experiences, bereavement, grief and existing mental health conditions.
If any of the above rings a bell with you or someone you know, please do get in touch.
Read L's story...
L first came to The Vine Centre with severe mental health problems, low-self esteem, self-harming and suicide attempts. For several weeks we worked on self-esteem and the fact that anger in itself was not bad, nor did it make her a ‘bad person’, it was the lack of control that we needed to work on.
L’s anger and self-harm are worse when she is alone, we built up a timetable of activities for her including volunteering, maths lessons, creative writing classes and walking. We worked on different techniques for her anger including visualisation, exercise, journaling and the use of stress balls.
It was apparent early on that L’s anger was far more to do with her mental health and self-esteem, and although that was the case she was still able to see the same person for her continued support. As her anger and self-harm is now under control L is now comfortable about coming in to The Vine Centre and speaking to any member of staff or volunteer who is on shift.