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Anger Management Classes In Utah

Poor anger management skills can be disruptive for your workplace, family life, and most importantly, your personal health. Frequent feelings of anger can have a significant impact on your mental and behavioral health, perhaps leaving you feeling helpless and without control. Learning techniques to effectively manage your anger will not only help you co-exist with your surroundings more effectively, it will help you to move forward with the tools to better achieve your goals. Read on to learn more about the negative effects of anger in your life, discover Valley’s proven anger management techniques, or start your journey to stronger mental health with one of the anger management classes shown below!


Negative Effects Of Anger On Your Life

When we think of the negative effects of anger, we generally think of negative impacts on relationships and increased stress levels. It’s less common to consider the harmful effects anger can have on your heart, your mind, and your mental outlook. Learn more about the physical, mental, and social effects of anger below:


Physical Effects of Anger

Feeling intense, frequent levels of anger is a major cause of an increase in stress levels. High levels of stress and anger can result in a number of things, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased metabolism
  • Decreased thyroid function


Mental Effects of Anger

As the part of the body where feelings of anger are formed and processed, there can be a number of mental side effects regarding poorly managed anger. Some of the most harmful mental effects of anger include:

  • Increased levels of stress
  • Increased levels of anxiety
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Depression


Social Effects of Anger

As a result of mental and physical effects, uncontrolled anger can cause destructive social behaviors. Effective anger management classes can be useful in preventing:

  • Uncontrolled outbursts of anger
  • Destructive arguments
  • Violent behavior
  • Social-anxiety


Anger Management Techniques

Anger itself is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, effectively managed levels of anger can be constructive. Once levels of anger stretch beyond one’s control that person can start to experience the negative mental, physical, and social effects of anger. To more effectively manage your anger, consider these three easy anger management techniques:

  1. Take Time To Collect Your Emotions One of the first steps in better managing your anger is consciously recognizing when you start to get angry. Once you feel the emotions building, it’s best to take a moment and step away from the situation to regather your thoughts. By recognizing (and understanding) your feelings of anger, you can prevent outbursts.
  2. Express Your Anger In A Healthy Way Once you’ve given yourself a chance to understand the cause of your anger, find healthy ways to express your feelings. By expressing your anger through non-violence and rational communication, you can work towards limiting and overcoming the factors in your life that cause you to become angry. 
  3. Find Healthy, Active Habits – Physical activity can be a great way to prevent stress and anger. Plus, exercising is a known way to release endorphins (a chemical in the brain that supports happiness). By increasing your levels of activity, you can gain more control over your feelings of anger.


Utah’s Trusted Anger Management Therapy Provider

At Valley Behavioral Health, we are passionate about helping our clients overcome their mental and behavioral challenges in order to achieve their working, family, and personal goals. We have a large network of anger management therapy centers throughout Utah that offer proven-effective anger management classes. Whether you’re looking for court-mandated anger management or general anger management for yourself or a loved one, we have a personalized therapy option for you. The first step is contacting a Valley Behavioral Health Case Manager, who will help you find the best anger management therapy for your needs. Fill out the contact form below to reach a case manager, or call us today for more details.

The following programs specialize in treating anger management:

Case Management
Evaluation and Treatment Plans
Substance Use Treatment

The following facilities specialize in treating anger management:

Forensics – 1020 South Main Street, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 – # 888-949-4864
North Valley Outpatient Clinic – 1020 South Main Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 – # 888-949-4864
Storefront Homeless Clinic – 550 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 – # 888-949-4864
Tooele Outpatient Clinic – 100 South 1000 West, Tooele, UT 84074 – # 888-949-4864