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EMOTION REGULATION

Anger Management


Anger is your body’s natural response to threats, injustice, and disappointments. It often manifests as a result of frustration, feeling that something or someone has done wrong to you, or feeling blocked from something that is important to you. From an evolutionary psychology standpoint, anger is a necessary device or defense mechanism that gives us strength during moments of fear or powerlessness.

Anger Management is our prevention and control approach to therapy to help you deploy anger effectively and successfully. Anger Management therapy aims to provide you with skills to communicate your anger in healthy ways and regulate uncomfortable emotions when they emerge.

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Why we have Anger?

There are many reasons why anger manifest within us, including:

  • Stress in our lives
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Demands of our jobs
  • Our important needs are not being met
  • Feeling that we are not treated fairly
  • Learning that anger can help us release tension
  • Things are not going the way we want them to
  • Feeling disrespected or not understood by others
  • To manipulate people or situation
  • Not getting our important needs met in situations

Maintaining serenity during difficult times and preventing inappropriate
expressions of anger is a crucial skill to living a healthy, happy, and balanced life.
Consider Anger Management if…
  • You get very annoyed or angry more than once a day
  • Your personal problems make you more frustrated than usual
  • You keep feeling like you are going to explode with rage
  • You react too quickly in the heat of the moment
  • You feel like breaking things when you get mad
  • You feel guilty, sad, anxious, worried after expressing anger
  • You hold in your anger until it explodes
  • Injustice triggers anger for you
  • Your anger has affected your work relationships
  • Your anger has affected your marriage/romantic relationship(s)
  • Your anger has affected your children, family or friends
  • Your anger has affected your health and physical well-being
  • Your anger has endangered you
  • Your anger has affected you financially
  • Your anger has affected your personal integrity and/or spirituality
Practice these basic techniques
  • Distance yourself from the trigger
  • Meditate or engage in any mindfulness activity
  • Count your breath
  • Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every day
  • Use humor to diffuse tension
  • Write down potential solutions to the problem
  • Tense and release your muscles
  • Get some exercise
  • Listen to music
  • Draw or sketch something
  • Do not hold a grudge
  • Make love to your partner
  • Hold something soft on your hands
  • Scream into your pillow
  • Take a cold shower
We understand you may be thinking you do not need anger management;
people just need to stop making you angry, right?
Destructive anger/rage is unjustifiable

Learning to manage our anger can be a challenging. However, taking responsibility for our behaviors and how they affect others is our duty. When anger leads to complicated situations, becomes unmanageable or destructive, it affects the overall quality of our life.

You should not feel bad because you feel angry. Anger is only bad when it leads to reactions that can be detrimental to you and others

PHYSICAL RESPONSES TO ANGER
Fast breathing
Tense muscles
Rise in blood pressure
Heartbeat
Sweating
Trembling
Clenched fists and jaws
HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ANGER
Headaches and migraines
Guilt, shame and sadness
Anxiety, depression
Hypertension
Weakened immune system
Feelings of inadequacy
PERSONAL COSTS OF ANGER
Interpersonal conflict
Domestic abuse or violence
Substance abuse
Road rage
Legal fees
Incarceration

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
When anger is harmful
Anger and its causes
Role playing scenarios
The costs of anger
Control your anger
Anger log
ABC to turn down the “heat”
Challenge your thought processes
Problem solve
Anger Management Certificate
Certificate

We offer Anger Management Class to help you overcome anger problems through effective techniques. Our program teaches you skills to manage anger and regain control of your life through practice and review. Each session is designed to provide meaningful content intended to meet court, legal, or employer requirements, but it can be used for personal growth.

Program Objectives:

  • Learn how to stop anger fast
  • Identify and remove the source of your anger
  • Interact and communicate better
  • Learn to focus on taking care of yourself.
  • Stop violence or the threat of violence
  • Develop self-control over thoughts and actions
  • Receive support from others
Each session includes:

Discussions
Presentations
Experiential exercises
Daily practice
Self-awareness
Participants will obtain:

Information
Understanding
Resources
Skills and techniques
Self-control
Classes are:

Nonjudgmental and effective
Thought-provoking
Activity based
Appropriate for anyone
Accepted by the courts

** If you are mandated to attend anger management classes, verify if this program will be accepted by the authority requiring you to complete the class (i.e., the judge, probation officer, employer, or attorney).
About the Instructor
Instructor

Joseph is a Master-level certified anger management therapist who received through the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). He is committed to helping you develop emotional intelligence skills, teach you how to slow your reaction to anger, and explore the roots of your anger to find relief to your anguish.

Joseph’s anger management sessions are designed for individuals who are referred by county and state court systems, social service, employers, human resource departments, government agencies, or self-referred.

When Where Cost
Every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 3825 Market St, Ste 4
Wilmington, NC 28403
$40 per session
(Assessment and report not included).
Common Anger Management Therapy questions

If you need help determining eligibility just give us a call at 910 777 5575 Monday through Friday am to 7:30 pm EST.

Our Anger Management sessions are facilitated by a master’s degree level clinician skilled at ensuring information is communicated simply and effectively.

Each class is sixty (60) minutes long. During session one you will develop an overall understand of the program, its purpose, what to expect from it, and what rules you must follow as a member of the group.

Session two and forward will cover a variety of topics, including definitions of anger and aggression, myths about anger, anger as a habitual response, the anger meter, mindfulness, and emotion regulation skills to control anger, aggression and violence. Minor homework assignments are given to reinforce concepts.

You will receive your certificate of completion immediately after completing your last (required) session.