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  • Writer's pictureBen Hedberg, MC, LPC, BCC


Anger is a very powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance, or disappointment. It is a normal human emotion that can range from slight irritation to strong rage. Men are taught from an early age that they need to be strong, confident and stoic. They begin to equate emotions with weakness; therefore resulting in suppressed anger. Suppressed anger can be an underlying cause of anxiety and depression. Anger that is not appropriately expressed can disrupt relationships, affect thinking and behavior patterns, and create a variety of physical problems. Chronic (long-term) anger has been linked to health issues such as high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches, skin disorders, and digestive problems. In addition, anger can be linked to problems such as crime, emotional and physical abuse, and other violent behavior. As a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Coach, I help my men clients to understand their triggers, unhealthy suppressed anger, and irrational thoughts that are fueling their inappropriate anger. They learn a variety of skills and techniques to defuse their personal triggers, demonstrate effective conflict resolution, and express their feelings more appropriately resulting in healthier relationships and a more peaceful life. Resources - American Psychological Association

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