Angry feelings can be triggered by the loss of a loved one, sexual frustration, when tired, hungry or in pain. Withdrawal from drugs or medicines and premenstrual syndrome can be other contributory factors.

Most often angry outbursts are a retaliation to a perceived threat or personal violation resulting in feeling offended, wronged, or persecuted.

Anger can be a motivating and protecting force but can become dangerous to you and others when it gets out of control. In this heightened state the body releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Your heart rate and blood pressure increase and prompt the body into taking swift action toward a perceived threat. This can cloud your judgement and lead to unreasonable behaviour.

Excessive anger can cause problems at work or school, in relationships, and ultimately with the law.

Behaviours can range from bullying and aggressive – sarcasm, swearing, shouting and name calling, to physical acts of violence.

We can help you identify triggers and warning signs, reduce stress and communicate more productively with our management programme.