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Managing Your Anger

The final of Queens was halted earlier this week by the apparent loss of control of tennis player David Nalbandian, who apologised after kicking an advertising hoarding into a line judge at Queen’s.

 

The Argentine was disqualified after causing injury to the judge – not the way anyone would want a final to end. BBC Sport online calls his actions ‘an instinctive action of fury and frustration – but the vicious assault on the advertising hoarding and the inevitable impact on the line judge, who was struck on the leg at point blank range, was indefensible.’

The trouble is when you are in a situation of high tension with a lot riding on the outcome an instinctive response to frustration may be to lash out. He would not have intended to hurt anyone, the intention for him would be to release the frustration and play on. Unfortunately someone was hurt so he was disqualified.

I got into hypnotherapy after having a couple of sessions to overcome my own response to frustration, that was over 15 years ago and I am happy to report I have never felt that level of anger since, and when I was looking for a change of direction in 2007 I looked for Trevor Silvester who had worked with me and ended up training with him.

Since completing my training I have worked with people on a number of issues and anger regularly comes up as an area of concern. I have helped many people change their response to anger, whether it be bursting into tears or experiencing a total loss of control and blindly lashing out to be told later in the police cells about what damage has been done.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy has proved to be successful in helping people remain calm and to handle things with a level of maturity they didn’t know they possessed. If you would like to change your response to anger give me a call on 01954 715406 or email me today.

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