The feeling of Anger is one which arises, most naturally when provoked. Your system goes into overdrive and – BAM -there comes an unexpected outcome which leaves you in a heightened state of arousal. The situation has passed but you are left hanging. Your palms are sweaty, heart racing and the entire room smells like the aftermath of a bad decision.
Anger is the expressed reaction when a person is at their wits end. A helpless, attacked and hurt person uses anger as a defence mechanism, as an immediate response. The mixed underlying emotions not giving you the split second required to compose yourself and act accordingly. Classically, anger is a reaction much like the sudden accidental explosion during chemistry class. No time to act, only to react.
The working knowledge of the difference between an ‘action’ and a ‘reaction’ is important. Newton’s law states that, ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’This confusing ball of energy hurled to and fro between the two or more parties, creates a powerful change in their physical and energetic bodies. Great dis-ease, is experienced physically and emotionally.
Anger is also a habit. Over situations, human beings and animals can become hardwired to react in a certain way and showcase ‘angry behaviour’. At this point the fine line between ‘This is how I react’, and ‘this is who I am’ merges, and suddenly, rage is your middle name. Angry personalities are dangerous, under layers of anger, lie numerous layers of defensive fuelers, only burning yourself out in the process.
In anger management, the perception of the situation is a game changer. When you are able to view the environment in a new light, it is the undoing of anger. And the ability to do this lies with the power of the subconscious mind.
Psychologists and anger management specialists, address ‘The Anger Iceberg’ through their client’s states of consciousness during therapy. Psychotherapy is one way to get a grasp of things. The other is the greatest form of mind exploration – Meditation. The practice of quieting the mind to listen to the voice within has been practiced from a time we cannot date back to.
Accessing the realms of unconscious and subconscious thought, through meditation, helps understand the nature of rage and the stories which create them, the ability to transform the feelings of anger and restlessness and bring the mind to a calm, relaxed state, along with granting you the ultimate answer to all problems – Balance.