Most of my clients seek anger management services at the insistent of their spouses, parents, or other family members. Without fail, sooner or later they get around to tell me their out-of-control anger only occurs in their personal lives, not at work. I immediately tell them the reasons they don’t act out at work like they do at home is because they know there are consequences to that type of behavior in the workplace like getting — Fired!! For some strange reason most clients don’t believe their out-of-control anger in their personal lives have consequences as dire as at work. Out-of-control anger certainly damages personal relationships.
There are five specific signals that will tell you when your anger is creating problems for you at home or in the workplace:
- When it occurs too frequent.
- When it is too intense.
- When it takes too long to go away.
- When it leads to aggression – verbal or physical.
- When it damages personal or work relationships.
If you or someone in your life is experiencing any one of these signals, then it’s time to seek anger management services. For additional information about our services call Anger Management Institute of Texas 281-477-9105 or visit our website www.ami-tx.com. If you need to locate an Anderson & Anderson certified provider in your area visit http://www.andersonservices.com/providers.html .
Gregory A. Kyles, LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers