Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
My goal with clients with anger issues is to extinguish the emotion. How to do this varies with clients but can involve finding substitute behaviors for expressing anger, creating consequences for the anger, or finding rewards for controlling the anger. It is also important to understand the function of the anger in a relationship. If anger is a distancing mechanism, for example, then the client needs to find alternative ways to find more "space" in his life and a partner might also need help becoming more independent. One must use care, however, not to blame the victim when anger is an issue in a relationship. Yet another approach to managing anger is through insight: as did Jung.
Eve Cribbs, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1407 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
Anger gets a bad reputation from the way it is misused in our lives. If you have a history of this, you are likely going to be challenged with the effective and necessary use of anger today. It is a natural feeling and a warning sign that someone has stepped on your boundaries or something is unfair. If you were to to get some help separating the feeling of anger from the way you were miss-taught about it from your past, you may have a wonderful tool to assist you in self care. You need to feel the anger to understand that you need some type of protection through assertiveness, silence, removing yourself from a situation or simply staying home instead of giving into the pressure of another.