Solution focused hypnotherapy can help those with anger management problems in several ways. The initial aim will be to understand the root cause of your anger. Anger management problems often stem from past experiences. These experiences can shape your behaviour and belief system. So, while you may think another person or situation is causing your anger, it may well come from yourself. Once this is understood, I can begin work in changing this.
To do so, I will work on a conscious and unconscious level to help change your negative thought processes. Doing this may involve relaxation techniques and suggestions to help control your anger.
The hope is that this will change your reaction to anger triggers. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and angry, you should feel calmer and more relaxed. Feeling calmer in stressful situations helps you to think more clearly so you can react in a more appropriate way.
During the initial consultation, I will explain how the brain works in relation to anger. How we suffer in the way we do and what we can do about it. This explanation will help clients gain an understanding of why we become angry and also helps clients identify how they want their lives to be in the future. Anger is merely a primitive way of increasing our strength to defend ourselves against wild animals and other wild tribesman. This would be an entirely appropriate reaction in caveman times, however not appropriate when we are in a queue at the bank or stuck in traffic.
Subsequent weekly sessions will focus on positive, future visualisation and hypnosis.
Solution focussed hypnotherapy helps clients regain control of their lives and move forward positively and effectively. The effectiveness of the therapy relies on the clients motivation to make positive changes.