Sarah Steventon - Psychotherapist For High Achievers Anxiety & Stress Expert Specialist in Extreme Pressure Environments Central London & Cotswolds

Anger Management

Do you ever get so angry that you want to lash out, shout or throw something?

Does your partner enrage you so often that you find yourself screaming at them?

Or a colleague make you want to punch them.

We have all experienced the heated surge of anger, and while being angry from time to time is an integral part of our evolutionary make up, and can at times be useful should we need to respond to threatening situations. However a constant feeling of anger or an uncontrollable anger can be an incredibly destructive and is a dangerous emotion.

When the anger response is disproportionate for the given situation or you feel angrier than you know you should in the specific circumstances, or it is not appropriate for the environment, but you can't seem to help expressing it - then this is an indication that you should probably seek some help.

When we feel angry the bloodstream is flooded with chemicals, Adrenaline (also called Epinephrine) and Noradrenaline (Norepinephrine) and it creates physiological reactions such as raised heartbeat, higher temperature and palpitations. This level and intensity of emotion over a prolonged period of time can lead to serious physiological and psychological health problems including depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and lower-functioning immune system to name just a few.

Traditional anger management programmes rely on learning new behaviours and skills, gradually re-training the thought processes by practice, and giving strategies to cope with the feelings.

Most therapies address the problem of anger with delay tactics geared towards buying time for cognitive choices to kick in. The problem with this approach is that it takes at least 20 minutes for the adrenaline that has flooded the system to subside ( In fact t can take days).

These therapies are therefore a slow process of learning to react differently, highly dependant on constant practice and positive reinforcement. They can also have little or no effect in many circumstances because the Limbic system activates the fight-flight response before our cortex – the logical, thinking part of our brain – has time to catch up.

This therapy is completely different. It works with a different area of the brain.

The Process

Sarah utilises a unique combination of neuropsychology and neuroplasticity that works to create new neural pathways that allow her client to respond differently to any given situation, in particular high pressure environments. This means that you won't have to try to control the anger or deal with it - you simply won't feel it in the first place.

This regulates their emotions, which in turn optimises brain function to operate more effectively.

Working with the desired outcome, which is to resolve anger, it often improve overall sense of calm.

At every point the results can be felt instantly. Tangible differences are immediately obvious for the client and continue to show through into daily lives.

Sessions can be delivered via video call, or face-to-face.

Repeated angry outbursts can also have a devastating impact on our relationships, both professionally and personally, causing us even more misery and even putting us and those close to us in danger.

If your anger is causing distress to you and those around you, then getting help is essential before it does any irreparable damage.

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