Image by Joshua Hoehne

Violence and Anger Treatment

Even from tiny babies, we all experience anger and understand what it means. It is a normal human emotion that allows us to process things that are happening to us and express our feelings.

 

This is often a short-term reaction to an event and rarely boils over into anything else.

 

Violence and Anger

There are some circumstances where anger can become a problem, either in the level of the emotion that someone feels or how they deal with it.

Anger in Young People

In a young person, these levels of anger can be painful to watch and it may seem impossible to reach out to them and offer the help that they so obviously need.

 

That is why specific treatment to manage anger is important in teaching coping strategies not only to the young person at the centre of the problem, but also to everyone around them in order to heal wounds and promote healthy communication.

Causes of Violence and Anger

 

Anger can show itself in a variety of ways, and different people will react to varying degrees depending on the tools they have at their disposal and the severity of the situation. You may typically deal with anger by expressing, suppressing, or calming it and each of these is fine in the right situation.

 

If an expression of anger becomes aggressive, particularly over minor things, then this can be a sign of something more serious. This is also true of suppressing anger if it reaches a point of hypertension or depression.

 

There can be many reasons for these more extreme reactions, and they are rarely linked to the situation directly in front of the person at the time.​

  • Resentment
    Resentment is victim anger and is about being stuck in the “victim” position after truly being offended and/or making up you are a victim and giving yourself permission to offend others.
     

  • Childhood Trauma
    One cause might be linked to something witnessed or felt earlier in their childhood.
     

  • Depression or Low Self-Esteem
    If your loved one has depression or doesn’t self-esteem; they may use anger as a way to cover their feelings. Anger is often deemed a better feeling as it physically promotes strength vs sadness for example that physically promotes pain. Significant levels of anger can also be linked to grief or other severe events that a young person may have struggled to fully process.

 

Symptoms of Violent or Angry Behaviour

 

When someone experiences anger, they are likely to also notice a raised heart rate, rising blood pressure and a spike in the adrenalin hormone. This is because anger is designed to help us survive when we are attacked.

 

  • Increases in Violent Behaviour
    The most obvious sign that your loved one has issues with anger is a rise in violence. This might be directed toward those within the home, people outside of it, possibly even directed back at oneself, and it can cause significant harm, damage to property and lead to trouble with the police, so it is important to address this quickly and not allow it to iterate. It is important to seek therapeutic intervention to address teenage anger.
     

  • Aggressive Behaviour
    It is possible that anger may also show itself in manipulative behaviours such as shouting or sulking. The sufferer may seem to start fights, and as a result causing harm to oneself, others and property.

How can Archangel Help?

Teenage anger management treatment might seem like a simple concept, but it can be difficult to learn, particularly if you have not been exposed to certain coping strategies whilst growing up.

Dealing with the Problem


At Archangel, we help your young person to handle their anger in a healthy and productive way. We look at how to calm down in stressful situations and to communicate feelings appropriately. We also look at ways in which to recognise potential aggravating situations for anger and deal with them correctly to avoid experiencing those feelings at all.

One-on-One and Family Therapy

We will use our therapy sessions to help the patient identify triggers and equip them with the resources they need to channel those feelings into a healthy response. We will dig deep to establish where these angry reactions stem from and will use family therapy sessions to understand this better and teach the whole family how to heal together.

How it Works

If you feel that a young person in your life is no longer in control of their anger, then please talk to us.

 

Initial Assessment


An initial conversation over the phone will help us to understand the problem and what you are all experiencing in order to decide on the next steps. We will take the opportunity to talk to you about what we offer and can answer any questions you may have about our care or our anger management treatment centre.

Tailored Treatment Plan


We will then take the time to put together an individual treatment plan designed specifically for your teenager. When they join us as a resident, we will not only offer them therapy, but also life skills and activities that allow them to re-engage with life and channel their energies and emotions into more positive things.

 

We will work together with you to help them through this time in a safe and comfortable environment that offers 24-hour care and dedicated experts who are always on hand to help.

Ongoing Support

When they are ready to return home, we will remain on the end of the phone, should any of you need us. We understand how difficult readjusting can be, and so our ongoing support means that we can offer help and advice whenever it is required should problems resurface, or new and unexpected situations arise.

Archangel Retreat

Kingsbridge House

Hertford Road nr

Welwyn Hertfordshire

AL6 0FF

© 2021 Archangel Parenting Limited