Anger Management

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Anger is one of the most fundamental of human responses and has its roots in the survival mechanism of our earliest ancestors.  The response itself emanates from our earliest brain, the Amygdala, (also referred to as the lizard brain), and is triggered by the recognition of a stimulus.  So it can be said that anger is an expression of that stimulus, fear.

Anger was not a voluntary response but a primitive automatic aggressive reaction to a perceived threat and it still is.

Anger is a 650 million-year-old response pattern, the oldest emotional response in existence.  It is difficult to control and mange because the old lizard brain responds instantly to stimuli just as it always has done and begins to fire up the physical response while the information passes into the midbrain and then into the huge forebrain.

The problem is anger is linked to survival, it only truly subsides once the perceived threat has been dealt with or passed.  It usually takes some time before the anger impulse is fully discharged.  While it is there it tends to override or color just about every other experience.

This worked very well of our ancient ancestors but it doesn’t work so well for our civilized society.  Then anger was a necessary aspect of life and we used it as necessary.  Now it is no less powerful but discharging it is fraught with all sorts of possible repercussions.

The more an individual gets a desired result by the employment of anger and aggression, the more readily and more vigorously they will employ it.  Anger is a non-voluntary response that can be controlled or dissipated no matter what form it takes.

Anger is powerful and is full of energy which makes it easier to access than sadness or fear.  Often our anger is about perceptions of unfairness.  Learning how to reframe your thinking so you can either use this energy in a positive way to make things fair or if not possible, to learn how to forgive, not forget, forgive, so you get this poison out of your body and move on.

Society condones some male anger but not female anger.  Women have been told it isn’t attractive to express anger so it gets swallowed/held in.  That in turn leads to over eating, smoking, physical pain in the body like, headaches, stomach aches and other physical symptoms.

Anger is a natural emotion and it gives you the incentive to take action.  I believe all your feelings are valid.  It is how you behave/what you do with these feelings that makes them helpful or hurtful.  Out of control anger can damage your relationships, career, social life, and make you physically ill.

Hypnosis with Loving Kindness will teach you how to take back control.  With hypnosis you will learn how to manage this emotion to take positive action and forgive.  Loving Kindness will help you understand and reconcile the past which is influencing your present.   Your anger buttons will be gone once you see yourself as a kind, loving person.  You will begin to trust yourself more and more and you will then build up a history of dealing positively with this emotion.

Loving Kindness Hypnosis has been teaching people how to lessen and use these strong emotions in positive ways, to actively look for ways to create fairness, to express your feelings in a non-violent, openhearted manner, since 2005.

LKH uses powerful techniques that will help you to change these old habits and eliminate triggers and to focus on communicating in healthy positive ways.

I will create a custom program tailored to your unique needs.  503-289-3614

Call today for a free 30 minute consultation to see if hypnosis is right for you.