We all know what anger is, and we have all felt it, whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But, when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems in your personal relationships, at work, socially and in the overall quality of your life. Anger can make you feel as though you are at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you are becoming angry and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a productive way alongside developing a deeper understanding into the many components that fuel the anger response in the individual. Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, the easier it will get. And the payoff is huge. Learning to control your anger, understanding the source behind it, and then expressing it appropriately will help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.
The Manam Model of Anger Management is based on the Biopsychosocial understanding of the human experience. There is a focus on understanding and regulating the bodily / physical input and reaction to anger (Bio), the cognitive thought processing and emotional responsivity to life events which result in anger (psycho) and the social elements that may contribute to the anger response. Those elements may include the people and things around us, the social norms and conventions we adhere to and, in particular to male anger, the male identity and masculinity ideologies we may have internalised.
***Important to Note***
Anger management is different from Domestic Abuse intervention or Coercive Control Prevention work.
Although anger may be present in both Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control they are utilised in what is termed an “Instrumental” way. The anger is used strategically to enforce and maintain power and control.
Anger management is focussed on what is termed “Reactive” anger. This is experienced as a response to something or somebody.