Hypnotherapy can help those with anger management problems in several ways. The initial aim of the hypnotherapist will be to understand the root cause of your anger.
Anger management problems often stem from past experiences. These experiences can shape your behavior and belief system. So while you may think another person or situation is causing your anger, it may well come from yourself. Once this is understood, your hypnotherapist can begin work changing this.
To do so, your hypnotherapist will work on a conscious and unconscious level to help change your negative thought processes. Doing this may involve relaxation techniques and suggestions from your hypnotherapist to help control your anger.
The hope is that this will change your reaction to anger triggers. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and angry, you should feel calmer and more relaxed. Feeling calmer in stressful situations helps you to think more clearly so you can react in a more appropriate way.
Anger management hypnotherapy can also help with some of the symptoms of anger. For example, if you are suffering from anxiety, stress or depression hypnotherapy can be helpful.
The number of anger management hypnotherapy sessions you'll need will depend on your individual circumstances. It is likely that your hypnotherapist will teach you some self-hypnosis techniques and relaxation tips. You can use these at home when you feel angry or stressed to help you control your anger in the long-term.
A hypnotherapist will first help to establish the underlying issues that may be the source of the temper problems. Such as assumptions and beliefs that we have about how things or people should or should not behave. Then they will work both at a conscious and unconscious level with the client in order to help change those unhelpful thought processes. This may include helping the client to feel calmer and more relaxed, consider forgiveness and non-judgment of the person whom they think has wronged them. Recent research shows that forgiveness can mean we allow old issues go more easily and forget about them.
By helping the client to change their reaction to the old trigger scenarios, they are less inclined to be consumed by the old feelings of wrath. So the individual feels calmer and much more relaxed than they would have previously. And just as removing fuel from a fire stops it spreading, simply by helping the person take care of the underlying reasons for their anger can lead to a dramatic improvement in their mood and their life in general.