Therapy for Anger
- Are you constantly irritable or anxious?
- Do you feel overwhelmed?
- Do you have trouble focusing?
- Do you blame others for your actions?
- Have you ever caused physical damage to property or to someone else?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions you could be suffering from unresolved anger.
Somatic Experiencing Therapy for Anger
There is HOPE to release pent up energy and alleviate feelings of anger once and for all. Somatic Experiencing (SE) Therapy is equips you with the ability to access and release that mobilizing anger so that your body can finally return to a healthy state of equilibrium.
Robin will first work to assess and help you gain more self-awareness of how your body is dealing with the anger. You may notice that you are getting stuck in highly activated states (anxiety, anger, guilt, sadness, inability to control your emotions) or that your body is experiencing more shut down “stuck” states such as heaviness, numbness, blank mind, brain fog, overall blah feeling, and a sense of hopelessness or despair.
From there Robin will help you connect to own inner resources so that you regain control over your body. Through Somatic Experience (SE) Therapy Robin will teach you how to calm yourself down and shift from highly emotional states or shutdown states to more relaxed states that elicit a sense of safety, security and well-being.
Once you are feeling stabilized, Robin will begin stage two of Somatic Experience (SE) Therapy. Robin will encourage you to move towards the anger or rage and finally process it. This can be difficult but is an integral part of the process. Robin will assess whether the stage should be approached in a titrated way, allowing due time for you to come to terms with your varying states of emotions.
Many people need to first deal with their own fears or shame about having anger. One of the most important takeaways from therapy with Robin is to truly understand that the anger or rage inside of them is a healthy mobilizing defensive response that was needed to protect themselves at one time in their life. It was the right response at the time but the environment failed to allow the cycle of energy to be completed and eventually released.
Somatic experiencing therapy taps into the energy reserve, untangles the web and releases the energy that has remained trapped for so many years.
The number one benefit to Somatic Experience (SE) Therapy is that it helps you to build the capacity to self-regulate, as well as, process and release suppressed emotions related to current and past life events. You will experience great benefits to your physical health and wellness as SE therapy will help you:
• Reduce anxiety, anger and stress
• Quickly develop self-regulation skills
• Naturally develop more tolerance and flexibility in relationships
• Improve sleep, digestion and concentration
• Ease physical and emotional discomforts associated with the current or past events
• Decrease the need to feel on-guard
• Decrease muscle tension