Can Hypnosis Help With Anger Issues?

Anger is a universal human emotion. You may feel everything from mild irritation to full-blown wrath. Anger is a natural and healthy reaction to events that might arise in everyone.

However, there are occasions when individuals feel an uncontrolled rage that frequently grows, even in the face of very modest provocation. Anger isn’t a natural feeling, yet it’s a huge issue here. However, How can hypnosis help with anger issues? Can hypnosis assist with anger problems?

In this article, we will cover those questions.

  • Hypnosis may help improve mood by encouraging you to recall a pleasant memory, see a positive future result, or focus on a positive quality in the present. This will helps you get more calm chemicals in your system and lower the anger response.
  • Like the fear reaction, anger begins with the amygdala activating the hypothalamus. Progressive Muscle relaxation, breathing, and affirmation will help better manage anger issues. 
  • When people are stressed, they can develop irritability and anger. That time, Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a deep relaxation technique that has been effectively used to control tension and stress, and you feel calmer. 
  • Long-term hypnosis, meditation, breathing techniques, and cognitive behavior therapies are the best approaches for managing anger.
  • Managing anger is not a simple thing; it needs holistic approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis, and other things to manage emotions and be mindful of emotions.

Why Do I Get So Angry So Easily

  • The development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • There is a correlation between low serotonin levels and impulsive aggressive behavior. According to the results, when serotonin levels are low, it may be more difficult for the prefrontal cortex to manage emotional reactions to anger that are formed inside the amygdala.
  • Cognitive distortions: People who often overreact tend to overthink cognitive distortions or sabotage beliefs about something and someone.

Stress Increases Anger

When under pressure, it’s not uncommon for individuals to show symptoms of irritability and rage. In 2014 research researchers found that anger was linked to psychological stress and the risk of a heart attack due to stress.

When we feel frightened or anxious, our bodies respond with a ‘fight or flight response.  Feelings of tension and readiness to “fight” or “flee” the danger is caused by the release of adrenaline throughout the body.

As a result, it might be challenging for us to express anger, which is a source of difficulty for certain individuals. When adrenalin is inside the body, it’s not easy to manage it. This excessive adrenalin lead to expressing anger, make violent behavior or even harming you and others if it’s an excessive amount.

Is it possible for hypnosis to help change behavior?

You may find that hypnosis is beneficial in allowing you to develop control over bad habits or in supporting you to better deal with anxious feelings, or hypnosis lowers physical stress. It is essential that you be aware that even if you are more receptive to suggestions while you are under the influence of hypnosis, you do not lose control over your actions.

Hypnotherapy and Meditation For Anger and Stress Management

Hypnotherapy and Guided Meditation can work independently, but they can also work together for stronger, more effective, and clearer results. Unlike guided meditation, hypnotherapy is aimed at specific goals, like getting rid of phobias or addictions.

Negative internal dialogue is a common companion of anger. The term “negative self-talk” describes destructive internal monologues about our worth and abilities. However, with hypnosis, you can try negative self-talk and cognitive distortion through hypnotic suggestions and affirmations. 

The same applies to mindfulness meditation. Meditators claim the long-term benefits of meditation exercises for transforming destructive angry responses into more positive ones. Practicing relaxation techniques and mindful meditation has been shown to improve emotional regulation and reduce the physiological manifestations of anger, such as elevated heart rate. Regular meditators tend to see themselves, others, and situations less critically.

Related: Is It Possible That Hypnosis Is The Same As Guided Meditation?

How You Can treat Anger With Hypnosis

Hypnosis may aid in identifying the root cause of anger and associated behavior therapy. Memories of one’s childhood are often the root cause of emotional control problems. Some events leave a lasting impression on a person’s mind, and they have a significant influence on their worldview and actions.

Those struggling with anger control issues may find relief via hypnotherapy. The hypnotherapist’s primary focus will be pinpointing your resentment’s origins.

A lack of control over one’s emotions is typically the result of early life events, as was described. Your beliefs and actions may change due to what you’ve been through. While it may seem that your anger is provoked by external factors, such as other people or circumstances, the real source may be within. The sooner your hypnotherapist has this information, the sooner they can start working to change it.

To achieve this goal, your hypnotherapist will help you alter your conscious and subconscious thinking patterns. Your hypnotherapist may recommend some relaxation exercises and advise some strategies for dealing with your anger to assist you in achieving this.

In doing so, you may find that your response to potential sources of anger shifts. You shouldn’t be as stressed out or upset as you were before. When you can maintain your composure under pressure, you can better assess the situation and respond appropriately.

My name is James! I'm a certified mental health practitioner with specialized training in hypnosis and psychotherapy. I hope this articles will help you.