Neurofeedback for Anger: Anger is a naturally occurring emotion. However, some people find they are unable to express anger in a healthy and appropriate way. Anger disorder affects millions of Americans. It is characterized by responding to certain situations with inappropriate levels of anger that becomes problematic.

On the other hand, internalizing anger can manifest in a different way, and cause migraines, stomach problems, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and other problems.

The body responds negatively, either way, when anger cannot be expressed constructively. Additionally, many people hurt themselves and others in the process when anger is not managed well.  Neurofeedback therapy offers skills to help people learn how to more effectively manage their anger.  Neurofeedback has helped reduce unhelpful anger outbursts in adults and children.

Neurofeedback for Anger

Neurofeedback therapy helps create a stronger connection between the emotional center of the brain and the executive control center. Neurofeedback training can help stabilize and calm certain areas of the brain that are dysregulated.  By helping the person learn how to better manage their emtions, indivduals has experience a decrase in  anger, impulsivity, emotional reactivity, muscle tension and negative thinking.

Neurofeedback allows you to train your brain to gain better control over your emotional responses. Once a person can learn how to gain control over their psychological responses, anger is expressed in more rational, appropriate and conducive manners.

If you or a loved one is struggling with anger issues, Neurofeedback Therapy may be an effective solution to controlling and managing anger in a more positive and healthy way.  Please contact us for more information.

Neurofeedback as an Alternative Treatment for Anger

Unlike medication, which has been reported to have negative side effects, Neurofeedback therapy essentially has no side effects. The most common side effect reported from clients is feeling tired after a session. Side effects for medications for Anger include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Nausea
  • Increased thirst
  • Changes in thought patterns
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors
  • Fever
  • Addiction

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