Anger Management

Anger Management

Welcome to the Anger Management workshop. Simply put, anger management is the process of controlling anger, before this anger controls you. Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively.

This course will help teach participants healthy ways to express their anger, identify anger triggers, as well as techniques to de-escalate an angry individual. It is not always possible to eliminate the things that enrage you. What is possible however, is learning how to gain control and manage your anger effectively

Course Outline

Workshop Objectives

  • The Cycle of Anger
  • Is Anger Good or Bad?
  • Fight or Flight
  • Common Myths About Anger
  • Sources of Anger
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Two: Review Questions
  • Aggressive
  • Passive
  • Passive-Aggressive
  • Projective-Aggressive
  • Assertive
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Three: Review Questions
  • Recognizing Anger
  • Using Coping Thoughts
  • Using Relaxation Techniques
  • Blowing Off Some Steam
  • The Triple A Approach
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Four: Review Questions
  • Objective vs. Subjective Language
  • Identifying the Problem
  • Using “I” Messages
  • How Anger Affects Perception
  • Consider Emotions
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Five: Review Questions
  • Using Constructive Disagreement
  • Negotiation Tips Building Consensus Identifying Solutions The Power of Apologies Practical Illustration Module Six: Review Questions

 

  • Choosing a Solution
  • Making a Plan
  • Getting it Done
  • Ineffective Problem Solving
  • Effective Problem Solving
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Seven: Review Questions
  • Understanding Hot Buttons
  • Identifying Your Hot Buttons
  • A Personal Anger Log
  • Acknowledging the Anger Problem
  • The Power of Self-Talk
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Eight: Review Questions
  • Using Emotional Intelligence
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Responding vs. Reacting
  • Write it Out
  • Find the Humor
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Nine: Review Questions
  • Understanding the Energy Curve
  • De-escalation Techniques
  • Calming Anger With EAR
  • Avoid Responding With Anger
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  • When to Back Away and What to Do Next
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Ten: Review Questions
  • Process Overview
  • Find Your Motivation
  • One Change at a Time
  • Choose an Accountability Partner
  • Seek a Mental Health Professional
  • Practical Illustration
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations