Managing Anger in a Tough Environment
LAS VEGAS — From child abuse to road rage, anger can be seen just about everywhere, everyday. The bad economy has families struggling financially and emotionally, pushing some to the breaking point.
Anger is a normal emotion, but usually stems from fear or worry. The economic climate is making things worse with families underwater on their homes or unemployed.
But instead of letting anger become a problem, one expert says learning how to control your anger could be life changing.
“If we perceive that we are being attacked, we respond with the angry response,” said Dr. Steven Sinert with Nevada Anger Management. “In our economy today, many people are fearing losing their homes, losing their jobs, losing their families.”
In the last four days in Las Vegas, four people were arrested for child abuse, 12 for assault and 88 for domestic violence.
Twenty-four-year-old Cody Geddings was arrested for the murder of 16-month-old Addison Weast, who suffered several skull fractures. Those who know Geddings described him as angry with a temper.
“He would punch holes in the wall. Anything that got in his way, he would destroy it. He would punch windows out,” said a family member.
But anger can be seen in even subtle ways, including a homeowner upset with the bank, a neighbor upset with a barking dog or road rage.
Dr. Sinert says now more than ever, anger management is needed.
“We can’t think clearly and it’s at that time when people will become aggressively abusive, fists through walls, hurt people. And it’s a matter of teaching them how to get their conscious mind in a more relaxed state so they can think clearly,” he said.
Sinert has his clients focus on communication, stress management and recognizing emotions and the emotions of those around you. He calls it a life changing lesson that could make all of the difference.
Metro will be tackling this issue at their First Tuesday event. It’s held at all of their area commands starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6.
About Dr. Steven Sinert
Dr. Steven J. Sinert is a Certified Anger Management Provider using the Anderson & Anderson model.
Dr. Sinert is a retired physician, practicing in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada under his business names,
Nevada Anger Management, LLC and Physician’s Executive Coaching, LLC. He can be reached at 702 353 1750 or at
In response to a request by the channel 8 news team, Dr. Sinert was interviewed and appeared on the 8 News Now
broadcast on April 6th, 2010 as part of a news story on domestic violence.
The link below will take you to the web page and from there you can easily navigate to the video.