Controlling Anger Before It Controls You

All of us have experienced anger in some way. We can easily think of an incident (real or perceived) that provokes strong feelings in us. Someone who is rude or cuts us off in traffic, a boss or colleague who does not appreciate us, a new tax, or a reminder of an old wrong can all provoke feelings of anger.

This workshop will help you to explore the causes of anger, the different ways that anger presents itself, and coping tools that you can use.

The information here can help you to manage your own anger effectively; to recognize when anger is the behavior that you are faced with even if it is masked as something else; and to recognize and respond to or diffuse anger in your work, family, and social lives.

We will consider ways to change negative thinking, and ways to help develop healthier behaviors and a more fulfilling life.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be familiar with:

  • Understand Anger and its causes
  • Understand Behavior Types
  • Develop Coping Tools
  • Improve your Communication Skills

Course Outline:

Module One:

Defining Anger

Module Two:

The Costs of Anger

Module Three:

The Benefits of Anger

Module Four:

Buttons and Triggers

Module Five:

Precipitating Factors

Module Six:

Distorted Thinking

Module Seven:

Passive, Manipulative, Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive-

Aggressive Behavior Types

Module Eight

Managing Reactions

Module Nine:

Starting an Anger Log

Module Ten:

Relaxation Techniques

Module Eleven:

Coping Thoughts

Module Twelve:

Using humor

Module Thirteen:

A Model of Release

Module Fourteen:

Listening Skills

Module Fifteen:

Asking Questions

Module Sixteen:

Solving Problems

Module Seventeen:

Developing Your Assertiveness