Anger Management

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What Causes Anger?

Anger is our natural response to things we perceive as threatening. Your body releases adrenaline, your heart beat quickens and blood pressure increases, and your muscles react.

When you don’t manage your anger in a healthy way it becomes a problem for you and those around you.

There are common triggers for anger which revolve around being wronged, ignored, or treated badly. As an athlete, you have unique anger triggers due to the heightened adrenaline and emotions that are a part of what you do. It is not uncommon for the emotions of athletes to spill over into the other areas of their lives.

I can help you manage your emotions and live a happier, more productive life… both on and off the field.

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Anger Management Self-Quiz

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Click on the appropriate answer for each question.

0 = Not at all; 1 = Several days; 2 = Most days; 3 = Nearly every day

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1) I am quick to forgive others who have harmed or offended me.
2) It takes me a long time to get over being angry.
3) I tend to overreact and get angry about little things.
4) I have taken out my anger on undeserving others.
5) I have retaliated with anger when another driver has cut me off or tailgated me.
6) I have said malicious things about others to get back at them when I am angry.
7) I remain angry or resentful about something(s) that happened years ago.
8) I have an unresolved conflict with a friend or family member.
9) I have an unresolved conflict with someone at work.
10) When I am angry with someone, I am able to tell him or her why.
11) When something happens that makes me angry, I tend to replay the event over and over again in my mind.
12) When I am angry about something that happens at work, it affects me when I am home.
13) I have someone I can talk to when I feel angry or frustrated.
14) I often feel regret about how I express my anger.