You can feel your blood pressure rising when someone cuts you off in traffic. You lie awake at night thinking about all of the ways a particular co-worker has ruined your chances for a promotion. You cannot forgive your parents for the cruel words that were repeatedly spoken to you as a child. It seems like very little is needed to set off your temper or bring feelings of resentment to the surface. If these sentiments sound familiar, then you are obviously living with a great deal of anger and I imagine that this strong emotion is having a negative impact on your life. While anger certainly is a normal human reaction and completely repressing such honest expression is unhealthy for your mental and physical health, allowing anger to dominate your existence can be even more dangerous.

How can anger translate into physical problems? A study performed at Berkeley found that forty percent of people who experienced a stroke had felt angry or been through an upsetting event within two hours before the life-threatening moment. Another study, this one done at the University of Ohio, discovered that men and women who have trouble controlling their anger take longer to heal from even the most minor of wounds. Research completed at Yale University concluded that anger can trigger potentially deadly heart rhythms. There are countless other examples of ways in which anger manifests itself physically. Teeth clenching, rashes, indigestion, severe headaches and many other maladies all can be triggered by episodes of unchecked anger. I imagine that if you suffer from anger issues, you can add to this list based on your own experiences.

Beyond compromising your physical health, which should never be minimized, chronic or cyclical anger also decreases the quality of your day-to-day life. People who are focused on the problems and pain in their lives cannot open the door to the wonderful alternative of happiness and a peace of mind. Instead of noticing the opportunities for joy, those who live in anger are left needing to find ways that they can numb the painful feelings through drinking, drug use, or overeating. Depression, eating disorders, and insomnia are also common side effects of those who have not found productive ways to deal with their uncontrolled anger. This is no way to be living your life!

Are you ready to release yourself from the anger that currently controls you and find a new way to live? You need to know that a new and enlightened existence awaits you, and it is easier to achieve than you may think. Clinical hypnotherapy is a safe and effective method for pinpointing the true source of your anger and breaking the powerful cycle that it has over the quality of your life. With a trained professional, you can learn relaxation techniques that will unlock your unconscious mind and retrain your thought patterns so that anger no longer rules how you choose to respond to a situation. You finally will experience true love for yourself and the forgiveness and processing mechanisms that will allow you to love others. Choose to take this first move in a journey that will allow you to embrace each day instead of fighting at every step.

Author's Bio: 

Shayn is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

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