Getting Help for Work-Related Stress and Anger
Everyone in their life experiences some stress and anger at some point. If stress is short term, then it will be your motivation, but if it is long-lasting, it will be overwhelming and dangerous for mental and physical health. Similarly, in the case of feeling anger, it is a natural response, and basic emotion occurs at some points of life when we come under an attack, feel insulted or deceived.
Anger in control can be built-up energy, but it can be a problem and ruin many relationships when it is out of control. There can be many reasons for anger and stress in life, but learning how to manage them can prevent you from many diseases and problems.
At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness Clinical counselling will help you in managing your work-related stress and anger. We will provide strategies on how you can have a healthy working attitude - become productive and enjoy your life at the same time.
Understanding work stress and anger
A little stress motivates the person, but it can lead to work-related stress if it becomes excessive due to the workload. It usually happens when the demand in your job exceeds your ability to handle. Work stress can also be due to workplace bullying, unrealistic deadlines, harassment, etc.
If we talk about the statistics about work-related stress, then according to Statistics Canada, 27 percent of Canadian workers feel an extreme level of work stress on a daily basis. According to another report, 46 percent of Canadian workers feel a bit of stress on a day to day basis. If the stress is not treated on time, it can cause depression and heart diseases.
Signs you are stress at work
Sometimes people are suffering from work stress without recognizing it and name it extra work and should cope with it. People convince themselves to get used to things, but it then leads to various physical and mental problems. The following are some of the symptoms of work-related stress.
- Insomnia and tiredness
- Low productivity
- High sickness rate
- Low mood
- Weight loss or gain
- Headache and backache
- Consumption of alcohol
- Being cynical and defensive
- Regular or lingering colds
- Shortness of breath
- Being accident-prone
Anger is natural feelings and emotions which everyone experiences in life. Sometimes it is good if short-term, but people can't manage their anger and become destructive most of the time. It directly affects relationships, careers, and health.
There are many reasons for being angry, and often when we are angry, there are many other emotions behind that, such as exhausted, embarrassed, stressed, scared, lonely, hurt, etc. After these emotions, people can't control their anger and become destructive. It is important to consult a doctor if you are facing anger management issues.
Signs you can't control your anger
If you become abusive and violent due to your anger, then much of your life can be affected. Your behavior can scare the people around you and can destroy your relationships. It is very important to recognize the symptoms when you can't control your anger because awareness can help you manage your emotions and feelings. The following are some of the symptoms when you can't control your anger.
- Arguing with people in small talks
- Getting involved in violence
- Road rage or losing temper quickly
- Destructive outbursts and breaking things
- Continuous desire to hit out physically
Defining work-related stress counselling and anger management
What is work-related stress counselling?
Counselling is a therapy process done by experienced and licensed therapists to help you overcome all your issues and problems. Counselling for work-related stress means that the therapist will guide you with his experience and training and help you manage your timing and work. If you feel the symptoms of work-related stress, you should consult a therapist because it can become the reason for your mental health problems. Mental health problems can be anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low confidence, and suicidal thoughts.
What is anger management?
Anger management is a process that helps people to identify stressors and how to stay calm in those stress conditions. In the anger management process, people learn to handle tense situations positively and constructively. The purpose of the anger management process is to help people reduce their emotions and physical arousal, causing them to increase their anger. It is impossible to remove all the emotions and feelings of anger from a person, but people can learn to handle their emotions to control reactions appropriately. People who get therapy for anger management examine themselves and figure out what triggers their anger.
How can counselling help your stress and anger management?
Counselling benefits for work-related stress
Work-related stress can lead to many health and mental problems. It impacts our social life and urges us to pick up bad habits such as drinking and smoking. The primary purpose of counselling is to know the cause of stress. Some people think that they can handle everything, but a helping hand can prevent you from many problems at some point in life. When you are tackling the situation, it is hard to think about what is the cause of stress. Talking to a professional can help you to find out the root cause of your stress and can guide you to follow the steps through which you can overcome it.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy addresses our way of thinking about how we look at the world and ourselves. Cognitive means how our negative thoughts contribute to anxiety, and behavioral means how we behave in a situation that creates stress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the best treatment for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, work-related stress, generalized anxiety disorder, and many other phobias. The counsellor first analyzes your negative thoughts and teaches you how to deal with them and then replace them with positive ones.
Counselling to manage anger
Anger Management counselling helps people to control their emotions in different situations. The primary purpose of therapy is to help people to find out the reason that causes and trigger feelings of anger. The treatment will help you to identify why you get angry and how you can change your response to angry feelings. Counselling teaches you different skills to handle anger effectively and how to convert anger feelings into motivation. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most common therapy to handle anger.