Anger is a normal human emotion which can be very destructive if it is not managed appropriately. As well as the emotional effect of anger, there is a physiological effect caused by the release of hormones such as adrenalin that surge around the system. Often this is known as the “fight or flight” effect. In order to get rid of the anger, the body needs to do something about the physical effect and therefore this can lead to aggression or harm either to others, or to self.
Learning to identify situations or “triggers” which may invoke an anger response is an important step in dealing with anger. The ability to recognise early on when an individual is becoming angry (aroused) and learning to control the physiological response will enable them to control and manage effectively what could otherwise have been a conflict situation.
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