Friday, May 30, 2008

The Truth about Anger Management Classes

There is a common misconception that anger management is only for people out of control or who are being “punished” for a crime and must complete a class as part of a disciplinary action. This fallacy could not be farther from the truth. Anger management is an umbrella term for a much larger category of education and training. While the media has commonly portrayed anger management as “dirty” or “punitive” it is actually a course that anyone could take to improve relationship skills.

Unfortunately, few people proactively take advance of the growth of anger management providers available and the skills which can be gained by completing a quality anger management class. Wouldn’t you want to improve communication skills, manage stress more effectively, improve judgment and impulse control and become more empathic towards others? Who wouldn’t? Anger management classes are aimed at teaching important skills to help improve interpersonal relationships. Anger can have lasting and long-term damaging effects on those around you who you care about. Anger can destroy a meaningful relationship over time. Don’t allow this to happen.

Our programs utilize the highly acclaimed Century Anger Management (CAM) model of intervention, which this author is the co-founder. CAM utilizes 8 core tools of anger control which include:

  • Stress management
  • Empathy Development
  • Learning to respond instead of react
  • Improving self-talk
  • Assertive Communication
  • Expectation Management
  • Forgiveness
  • Retreat and think things over

All anger management classes are structured and each participant will use our client workbook, “Anger Management in the Twenty-First Century”. Participants will also receive pre and post assessments at the beginning and completion of our programs. Anger management classes are ideal for individuals, couples, and families as well as business professionals and court ordered clients. For more information on our Anger Management Classes or our Online Anger Management Classes please click on these links or contact our office directly.

Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc. - Anger Management

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