Friday, January 29, 2010

Anger Class Online® offers solution to Individuals and Employers for Anger Management

January 29, 2010: Laguna Beach based AJ Novick Group, Inc. has been providing online anger management class education courses through their website at for almost 4 years.  They have created a world class and effective solution for those seeking or needing to take an anger management class either as a court ordered or employer requirement or simply for personal growth.

Anger Class Online® is the trusted name for online anger management class education.  “Our courses have been reviewed by countless court and legal staff as well as both large and small corporations”, says Dr. Ari Novick, President.  “The continued feedback and consensus is that our programs are highly regarded as the most comprehensive and professional of any online anger management program in the country”, adds Novick.

Their company offers several online anger management class programs for both the general public as well as H.R. staff seeking to provide classes for larger groups of employees.  The courses are extremely convenient because they can be taken from any location in the U.S. or abroad with a computer and Internet access.  The also can be accessed any time of the day.  The classes come with a certificate verification process that can be used by any court official or company official.  The curriculum is the same approved program used in the companies live in person classes and all participants are required to interact with Dr. Novick directly.

If attending a physical program is impossibility due to a problematic work schedule or other related family commitments, Anger Class Online offers the solution for individuals or employers.

Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc.-  Anger Management
949 715-2694

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anger Management Classes: Learning Assertive Communication to Resolve Conflict

How assertive are you? Most people think they are assertive when asked. Contrary to popular believe, assertiveness is actually very difficult to accomplish. Assertive communication is often confused with other forms of communication, such as confrontational or aggressive communication or even passive aggressive communication.

My hope is that through this article the reader can better understand the difference between less effective forms of communication and truly assertive communication. In general there are about 5 or 6 common styles of communication. These include, passive or avoident communication, criticism, passive-aggression, aggressive/hostile communication, contemptuous communication and assertive communication.

Passive communication is style that emotionally cuts oneself off from the other person. The communicator tends to change topic or ignores the other person, or simply starts doing something else instead of addressing the issue. Sound familiar?

Criticism involves making statements that encompass the totality of the other person. They make statements that use words like "never, always, must be, should" rather than being specific about a problem. Critical statements lead to defensiveness in the other person and often turn into arguments. Know anyone like this?

Passive-aggression comes in two flavors. Either the use of a lot of sarcasm or pretending like everything is OK, but then doing something that is not nice. An example of passive-aggression would be not calling when you running late simply because your mad at the other person and then denying it when they bring it up. Is this you?

Aggressive-Hostile communication is the use of foul language, physical force, slamming doors or throwing objects, or violating someones personal space, yelling, or using a negative tone. This style attempts to manipulate the other person into submitting to ones own viewpoint or idea. It can cause significant problems in relationships. Ever used this style?

Contempt. This is a style where you have lost all respect for the other person and end up calling them names, denying their feelings, insulting them to the point of emotional damage, humiliation, etc. This is often the final stage of a bad relationship. Is this you?

Assertive communication uses appropriate body language, tone, hand and arm movements and congruent facial expressions to what is being said. The assertive communicator uses "I" messages to express their feeling and needs. An example of this would be:

I feel hurt and disappointed, when you're running late and don't call because it makes me worry about you. I need you to call me if your going to be late, OK?

By learning to communicate more assertively, one can expect a more predictably favorable outcome of many conversations and feel much better.

These skills can be taught in a quality in person anger management class or a trusted online anger management class.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Anger Class Online® Provides Financial Relief

Anger Class Online® has been the trusted name in online anger management class education since 2006. These online anger management classes are the most reliable, user-friendly and comprehensive courses available on the Internet. As a token of our appreciation and in an effort to continue to help those in need of our classes we will be offering a $20 discount coupon / offer code which can be used for any product we offer for the next 30 days.

Simply enter ACO2010 in the registration form in the section called "offer code". Anger Class Online® provides a variety of anger management class programs including 8, 12, 16, 26, 36 and 52 hour programs. They also offer specialized courses for HR managers to assign to employees and well as anger management classes online for parents.

These classes are an ideal resource to learn skills to help improve interpersonal relationships, better manage stress, improve skills in empathy and communication as well as expectation management, judgment and impulse control and much more.

Where you need a class or know you someone who needs a class for a court or legal requirement or simply for personal growth this is an excellent opportunity to register.

For more information, visit Anger Class Online®

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