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How Hypnotherapy And Neuro-Linguistic Programming Can Be Used For Effective Anger Management

By Nicole Lipman
Updated October 5, 2015

Anger is a familiar emotion to most people, but not everyone experiences it the same way. What might be mildly annoying to one person might cause someone else to experience rage.

The triggers for anger also vary as do the ways that people deal with this emotion. Since anger is a natural response to things that can cause harm to us or our loved ones there is no need to eliminate this emotion.

However, it can also be a destructive emotion when not under control, which means there is a need for it to be managed effectively.

What Is Anger Management?

Anger is a healthy emotion when expressed properly and anger management is the process of learning how to do so effectively. Most people know how to control their anger in such a way that they do not cause harm to themselves or others, but for others it can be a struggle.

Anger generally causes aggressive behavior, but when someone acts on these impulses to cause harm or become destructive there can be serious consequences.

Using anger management, people can learn how to control this emotion in order to prevent harm to themselves or others. However, anger management is not a technique to ignore or suppress anger as this can be just as harmful. Instead, it is about learning how to express it in a way that is more constructive and not physically or verbally abusive.

Why Anger Management Is Important

Apart from the obvious issues, such as lashing out at people, people struggling with anger also face health issues. Anger can increase the risk of suffering from a heart attack and it also tenses up the neck as well as scalp muscles, which leads to tension headaches.

Holding on to anger also leads to digestive problems, increased anxiety and insomnia. Often it goes hand in hand with other negative emotions which can result in depression. Through anger management all these negative outcomes can be minimized or even avoided.

What Is Hypnotherapy And Neuro-linguistic Programming?

Television and movies have created a skewed view of hypnosis, but simply put, it is a trance state where the person is relaxed and focused. Hypnosis cannot be used to make a person do something that they would not ordinarily do. However, when in this state the person is also highly suggestible, which is why an anger management hypnosis download is a valuable tool.

Neuro-linguistic Programming, or NLP, encompasses several techniques that assist a person to shift from their present state to the desired state. In the case of anger, it would be to shift from an automatic anger response to certain actions or events and deal with them in a more calm and measured manner.

What Makes Hypnotherapy & NLP So Effective At Dealing With Anger Issues?

There are many books, courses, classes, treatments and even medications available to help people with anger issues, but hypnosis and NLP often provide the best results. This is because anger is an emotional response that originates from the unconscious mind. If anger was a conscious response, managing it would be as simple as deciding not to get angry!

Instead, hypnotherapy and NLP focus on the unconscious mind in order to identify habitual behavioral patterns and then reprogram these. Often anger stems from learnt behaviors and can be a habitual response that is nearly impossible to change consciously. Hypnotherapy and NLP can address these behaviors and responses, allowing for changes.

Unlike other treatments, hypnotherapy and NLP can address the underlying issues directly instead of simply providing a temporary solution. For example, medication used for anger management is typically anti-depressants, which can help with the symptoms, but not the cause. Treatment using hypnotherapy and NLP won’t make anger “go away”, but it will provide better control over the emotion and help to cope with it better.

Who Can Benefit From Anger Management With Hypnotherapy & NLP?

Anger is a natural response to certain circumstances and doesn’t mean you automatically need anger management. Instead, the hypnotherapy and NLP are there to help people who feel angry all Pin It the time, become enraged at the smallest things or for whom anger is the automatic response.

In these cases anger can cost the person their relationships with other people, as well as their health, which makes it vital that it is treated effectively.

Because anger can be such a destructive emotion if left unchecked, it is important to take control, especially with the fast pace of modern life. Using hypnotherapy and NLP are not only an effective way to do just that, but also boost self-image and can make it easier to deal with other issues that may arise.

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By Nicole Lipman
Nicole is a Nationally Certified Consulting Therapist, with a Bachelor of Science degree, a background in life management and motivational coaching. She specializes in hypnosis for stress reduction, habit cessation and pain management. One of her favorite quotes is “the mind is powerful, and we have more control than we think”. She strongly believes that the mind holds the key to most of life’s problems, and that hypnosis helps to unlock and find answers to these problems.

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