Monday, February 22, 2010

Anger Class Online- The Most Widely Accepted Online Anger Management Program in the Nation

Distance learning is very popular and growing even more common each year. A U.S. Department of Education study for 2006-2007 revealed some interesting distance learning statistics. Nearly 97 percent of public 2-year institutions offered distance education courses. Eighty-nine percent of public 4-year schools offered distance learning courses, while 70 percent of the private institutions did. Overall, there were nearly 11,200 college-level programs in the U.S. that could be totally completed by distance education. About 2/3 of these were accredited degree programs, while 1/3 were programs offering certificates

While Anger Management isn't new, the concept of taking an educational class via a distance learning format is.  Distance learning is gaining momentum as one of the most viable ways of learning skills and gaining competency in a particular topic. 

For those that can not attend a physical anger management class locally or for those that would prefer a quality online class, Anger Class Online is the solution.

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

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Learn Emotional Intelligence in Anger Management Classes

Emotional intelligence or "EQ" is a term that describes ones ability ability to perceive, control, regulate, and evaluate emotions in ones self and others.  Those with high EQ tend to have more fulfilling relationships, are better leaders, and are viewed as excellent listeners.  They are socially adept and tend to make people feel comfortable by the strong capacity for empathy and emotional attunement.

Unlike our "IQ", which is based on genetics and essentially does not change, our emotionally intelligence can.  Skills in empathy and emotionalintelligence can help increase ones ability to connect better with others and reduce conflict.

People with high degrees of emotional intelligence tend to do the following:
1. Are extremely self-aware
2. Are conscious of other peoples feelings
3. Are straightforward and assertive
4. Can balance personal and work commitments well
5. Can easliy put other people at ease
6. Connect with others by identifying and relating to their experiences

While some researches believe that high EQ is innate, most agree that emotional intelligence can be learned.  An excellent way to gain skills in emotional intelligence is to take an anger management class which specifically addresses this topic.  While anger management is often stigmatized as punitive, quality and professionally trained anger management professionals will make the learning experience nothing but exceptional.  These skills can be taught in a live setting or even in a well known and respected online anger management class

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How to tell if YOU have an anger management problem

Anger is one of life's most dangerous emotions and it's effects can be lasting and devastating.  For many people, the recognition that they might have an "anger management problem" is often overlooked.  Angry people or even not so angry people that have occasional outbursts of bad or hostile behavior might be at risk.  Anger tends to destroy relationships over time.  Sometimes it happens quickly but most of the time it is a long, slow process that eventually drives others away.  While anger is not a diagnosable disorder, an anger management problem does follow some of the same general guidelines clinicians use to determine other psychological disorders, such as depression or anxiety.  Here are some things to consider, and again, this is only a guideline:

1. Do you feel angry much of the time or do other view you as angry much of the time each day

2. Has your anger gotten in the way of you doing normal activities?

3. Has your anger effected your ability to maintain a relationship in your personal life?

4. Has your anger effected your ability to maintain a relationship in your occupation?

5. Does your anger last longer that would seem normal or reasonable?

6. Do you lack good judgment or impulse control when you do get upset?

7. Is your anger so intense that it either scares you or others?

If your answered "yes" to many of these questions, it might be a good idea to have a visit with an anger management expert or consider taking an anger management class or online anger management class.  These programs will help address these above issues as well as teach the participants tangible skills for better managing and controlling their anger.  Don't let anger ruin another day for yourself or have it adversely effect the ones you love in your life.  Get the help you need today.