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  • Anger is a feeling inside you to start with. it can go outwards onto other people or things (kicking the door in!)
  • Or it can be turned on yourself, like putting yourself down, hurting yourself through words or physically (like self harm). Other people like friends and family may not notice you are angry with yourself
  • When anger goes outwards you might get aggressive and violent. This could be putting down people through words or looks, or physical violence

    There are two main types of aggression:-
  • Emotional, as a reaction to frustration, there seems little purpose, and afterwards people are often upset and apologetic.
  • Organised, the aggression has a purpose, to get revenge, get money (robbery), to hurt someone.
  • Advice
    If your violence is organised and has a purpose, then you may not wish to change. But if the violence does not get what you want, or you find you get hurt more than others, then you may want to stop.

    Also understanding how it feels to be on the receiving end of violence may make you think about stopping.
    If you get violent as an emotional outburst, and find you can't control your anger (whether directed onto other things, or turned on yourself), then you may find the download helpful.

    The key parts on anger management are:
  • Recognising when you are getting angry (physical symptoms)
  • Knowing what makes you angry, the triggers
  • Knowing what thoughts go through your head and changing them
  • Having a plan when you get angry, (also others having a plan)
  • Using relaxation, distraction at the right time (before you get too angry)
  • Using self-talk to calm down
  • Using humour, (don't put people down but use it to calm the situation down!)
  • Think what will happen to you, and others when you get angry
  • Downloads
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