Anger is as a result of feeling blocked, a frustration that arises often out of desperation. It is a defensive response to underlying feelings or fear, around vulnerability and a certain powerlessness to be able to help ourselves.
Anger management is a psycho-therapeutic programme that helps, prevent and control anger. When it comes to anger management programmes, those running the course consider anger to be the motivator, caused by reasons which can be logically analysed and, in many cases, can be worked out.
When anyone enters into anger management, they go through the process of learning to recognise the signs of anger, taking action so they can calm down and deal with their situation in a productive way. Anger management doesn’t encourage us to hold anger in, not does it try to keep us from feeling angry.
Anger is a normal reaction, in certain cases a healthy emotion when we know how to express anger appropriately, anger management teaches us how to do this. It is possible for us to learn anger management skills on our own, through books or other resources.
But the most effective approaches are anger management classes or seeing a mental health professional. For anyone with anger issues, it is a good idea to talk to someone, and/or seek professional help.