Anger is a normal emotion. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it isn’t. Everyone has anger – it is a part of us and cannot be denied. It’s what you do with it that matters. Like all feelings, anger, stress, and frustration must be controlled. Anger doesn’t happen spontaneously, and it is usually a secondary emotion, or a response to a situation. Anger is the emotion we get when we feel victimized; someone ignores us or is unfair to us and we personalize the situation leading to getting angry. If we don’t control our anger, anger will control us.
Expressing only the anger doesn’t usually help. Suppressing the anger doesn’t work either – it doesn’t make the primary feelings go away. If suppressed long enough, one of two things happen: either we have an outburst or we become depressed.
What distinguishes our anger management program is that it helps you address not just the behaviour, but also the emotions that created it. Our program is based on the theory of the direct correlation between our thoughts, self-esteem and personal control. As your personal control is enhanced, you will feel increased confidence, and will be able to resolve conflict in all areas of your life. In turn, you will improve your school or professional work by making better decisions.
We learn that the way we think determines the way we feel, which in turn determines our actions.
Personal control must be sustainable. Clients tend to forget what they learn in anger management courses and revert to old behaviours. An anger management maintenance program is available to clients who feel that they are in need of a refresher for the skills that they learned initially in the program.
The Anger Management program is for children, teens, and adults. It is non-judgmental and teaches the role of anger in our lives and how to overcome out-of-control behaviours. When controlled, anger is normal. The question to be asked is whether you are controlling your anger or is anger controlling you.
You will learn the connection between stress, anger, self-esteem and personal control. You will learn how to gain control over your negative thoughts and feelings and you will learn to accept the consequences of your anger. This program is approved by many lawyers and judges in the GTA.
Anger is an emotion. When you learn how to control your anger, you will make better life choices.
Sessions include, but are not limited to:
- The relationship of personal history to anger development
- An understanding of how people are perceived
- The “Anger Circle”
- Reaction vs response
- The relationship between good stress and anger management
- The relationship between feelings and thoughts
- The relationship between self-esteem and personal control
- A better understanding of how your past plays a critical role in your present and future
- Stress triggers and reactions
- The concept of self-talk (negative and positive)
- The relationship between self-esteem, confidence and making good choices
- Anger as an opportunity to learn from the past
- Six steps of anger management
- The sequence of anger and how to control anger
Register now for 11 sessions with an Anger Management Specialist. As with all other Regesh services, fees associated with the Anger Management program may qualify for subsidies based on family income.