Anger is one of the most damaging and destructive of all human emotions. Unbridled anger could cause you to lose your job, ruin a relationship or even go to jail. For most people who suffer from anger related problems, often report that they aren’t angry all the time, but when they do get angry their behavior is terrible. So, how can one determine if they need to take an anger management class or get one/one coaching for anger management? A quick and easy way to do this would be to take a simple survey online to assess your anger. Another way to do this would be to take a more formal anger assessment from a licensed psychotherapist or certified anger management professional.
One you have determined that an anger management program would be appropriate, the next step would be to better understand what you’ll learn. Most anger management programs cover skills in stress management, assertive communication, expectation management, empathy, forgiveness, improving self-talk and optimism and taking time-outs. Participants can expect to learn these skills using a structured program which usually involves having a client workbook present for each session and home work assignments between sessions. .
Anger management classes can be take either in person in a group setting or in an online anger course. Classes can also be taken in a one/one format as well as in weekend accelerated workshops.
Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc.