He confesses that he himself was an angry man when he was in his 20s. No amount of management or discussion could change his way of thinking or behaviour. He learnt that expressing anger could also be destructive. He then developed simple methods to release his anger. He now teaches them to his clients.
‘The concept of ‘anger management’ is flawed. To say that one will ‘manage’ anger is to make anger acceptable and legitimate’, wrote Dr. Stanton E. Samenow, PhD, in his book Inside the Criminal Mind. ‘The objective should be elimination of anger not ‘management’
‘Expressing your anger for good health is easier than you think’, says Dr Chadha, who has been teaching his methods for last 16 years. These methods include simple breathing and imagery exercises. They can change thinking and behaviour without much effort.
According to the book Mind Body Health, bottled up anger can lead to heart conditions, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hives, acne, psoriasis, peptic ulcers, epilepsy, migraines, Raynaud’s disease and high blood pressure.
Dr. Chadha is currently running a seven session programme on anger reduction for individuals. The cost of the programme is €600.
About Dr Pradeep K Chadha: Dr Chadha is the author of two published books - The Stress Barrier and The Road To a Happy Life. He has training and experience in psychiatry, hypnotherapy & coaching. He combines the Eastern and Western philosophies in his treatment. He helps the whole person rather than the symptoms.