Aggression is believed to be an innate
instinct that we all have to deal with but for some,
aggression can be so habitual that it brings unwanted
consequences. Aggression is generally considered anti-social
when it escalates and becomes destructive, self-serving
and brings harm to others. Whether aggression is biological,
a product of childhood training or a function of the
brain, if aggression is causing problems in your life
or the life of a loved one- professional intervention
should be sought. National Referral can direct you to
a program that can deal with aggression using effective
methods proven to work. Aggression and frustration need
to be expressed and simply faking a smile is not going
to solve the problem. Call National Referral today if
aggression has become a problem and you or a loved one
needs outside help.
When angry feelings build up inside, some
people vent their aggression in unhealthy ways. Anger
is expressed at loved ones and friends through yelling,
arguing, put-downs and violence. Aggression can be pent
up from problems at work, financial or behavioral disorders
and redirected at loved ones because they are easy targets.
Consequences of unhealthy expressions of aggression
include legal problems, restraint orders, divorces,
loss of child custody and isolation from friends and
family and depression and general unhappiness.
Aggression is a natural response to frustration.
We want to get our way and get frustrated when we don't.
Studies show that the stress caused by anger and aggression
is reduced when we attack back. Relief can be found
whether we are attacking the source of frustration or
an easier target. The problem with attacking back is
that it perpetuates the cycle of aggression and reinforces
the behavior. This allows aggression to escalate and
can cause many problems. If you or a loved one is deeply
entrenched in a behavioral habit of aggression, outside
intervention is required to halt the cycle and redirect
behaviors to constructive outlets in which relief can
also be found.
National Referral can recommend a program
that will use cognitive-behavioral therapies to analyze
aggression tendencies and teach new behaviors that are
acceptable. Many of our clients come to us after a crisis
with the court system or at the insistence of a spouse.
Such clients have found themselves in a pattern of dealing
with the world around them with aggression.
Everyone feels frustration and unpleasant
feelings at some time or another. We all have choices
on how to react and deal with certain situations. If
you or a loved one finds that aggression, anger and
violence has become the default reaction, National Referral
can help you find a solution. Aggression does pay off
and get a result which is why those with aggressive
tendencies find the behavior reinforced. The consequences
of course can be depression, pessimistic outlook, loss
of freedom and a serious lack of happiness and enjoyment
Call National Referral today to interrupt
this negative behavior cycle and find an anger management
program that will work for you or your loved one. The
call is free and confidential and we are standing by
waiting to answer your questions.