Anger Management Courses and Services Cairns

Cairns Anger ManagementAnger is a powerful emotion. If it isn’t handled appropriately, it may have destructive results for both you and your loved ones. Uncontrolled anger can lead to arguments, physical fights, physical abuse, assault and self-harm. On the other hand, well-managed anger can be a useful emotion that motivates you to make positive changes.

The physical effects of anger

Anger triggers the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response. Other emotions that trigger this response include fear, excitement and anxiety. The adrenal glands flood the body with stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. The brain shunts blood away from the gut and towards the muscles, in preparation for physical exertion. Heart rate, blood pressure and respiration increase, body temperature rises and the skin perspires. The mind is sharpened and focused.

Health problems associated with badly managed anger

The constant flood of stress chemicals and associated metabolic changes that accompany recurrent, unmanaged anger can eventually cause harm to many different systems of the body. Some of the short and long term health problems that have been linked to unmanaged anger include, but are not limited to, insomnia, increased anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

Anger management courses and services in Cairns and North Queensland

Psychologists are trained to assist clients to learn ways to express their anger in healthy ways, as well as techniques for mood management. Children can also benefit from learning these techniques if they are experiencing difficulties expressing their anger and frustrations in an age and situationally appropriate manner. Crispian Jones from Seachange Psychology offers anger management courses and counselling services in Cairns and North Queensland.

For more information about healthy anger management and the benefits of acquiring these techniques, contact Crispian Jones at Seachange Psychology on 07 4041 4147.

Cairns Psychologist Rebates

Health fund rebates may apply and you don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. If you do see your doctor and he writes you a Mental Health Care Plan to see a psychologist, you are entitled to 12 sessions in a calendar year and you will receive a rebate from Medicare of approximately $84.80 as at 2015.