Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Make Anger Management a Part of Your Every Day Life

Anger management can be viewed as a set of skills. Those that have a high degree of skills tend to better manage their anger then those that do not. Skills in anger management include 1) Good communication 2) Empathy towards others 3)Excellent impulse control 4) Expectation Management 5) Ability to manage stress 6) Forgiveness 7) Responding instead of reacting, and 8) Having positive self-talk

So, where can one learn these skills? Anger management can be learned by taking a class. Anger management classes are typically offered by trained professionals with either certifications or licensed clinicians (such as Marriage and Family Therapists) who have a specialization in the field. These classes can be taken either in a group setting on a weekly basis, taken one/one in the form of coaching or as an online anger management class.

The manner in which the information is learned is a preference, depending on ones schedule and lifestyle. Anger can often have lasting and damaging effects on those you love. Anger tends to erode relationships with loved ones the most, such as children, spouses and family members. Don't let your anger ruin another relationship when these skills can be learned and integrated into ones life. Get started today!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Anger Management Firm, AJ Novick Group, Inc. selected to provide services for network TV

Laguna Beach, CA based AJ Novick Group, Inc., an anger management firm, was recently selected to provide anger management programs for network TV giant VH1. The AJ Novick Group, Inc. led by Ari Novick, Ph.D., provides anger management classes, one/one anger management coaching, certification training, on-site training, as well as an array of online anger management courses.

Dr. Novick states, “We were thrilled to be contacted by a large network TV program to provide anger management services”. Dr. Novick continues, “They explained that they had done an exhaustive search for the right fit for their clientele and decided on our agency”. “We were chosen due to our expertise in the field and previous experience working with high profile clients”, say Novick.

Starting March 20th, the AJ Novick Group, Inc. will be providing services for the network and will continue to do so for the unforeseen future. The AJ Novick Group, Inc is one of the nations leading authorities on anger management. Their structured curriculum is considered to be an industry standard and sought out by major corporations, probation departments, clinicians, human resources, and individuals.

For more information visit their website at or their online anger management class site at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Getting Started in Anger Management Classes

Want to get started in an anger management class but just don't know where to begin?  Do you know someone that would benefit from anger management and not sure how to make the recommendation?

Anger management classes are an excellent way to gain skills in a variety of areas such as assertive communication, emotional intelligence, stress management, improving judgment and impulse control, forgiveness, managing expectations, and much more.

The best way to find a an anger management class is to simply Google, "anger management classes, (then your city)", such as "Anger management classes, San Diego California".  This should give a good listing of classes in your area.  You can also find an anger management provider by visiting Century Anger Management and view their provider list.

If you know someone that needs to take a class, you can easily purchase a program as a gift.  One great way to do this is to buy an online class that they can take from any location in the U.S. and from any computer.  Anger Class Online is the most trusted and reliable resource for online anger management classes.

Another method is to suggest that both you and the other person attend together.  This approach doesn't make the other person feel like the "identified patient" and believe it or not, you might learn something too!

Great information can be found at AJ Novick Group, Inc. regarding anger management classes and programs.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Century Anger Management Provider Success Story

Record week of classes for Los Angeles anger management agency

Daybreak Counseling Service a premiere provider of anger management classes in Los Angeles has had a record week of participation.
This week approximately 60 clients, old and young men and women received anger management counseling from Daybreak Counseling Service.
The agency services Los Angeles County by providing anger management course in Gardena, Santa Monica, Van Nuys and Pasadena.
Participants consist of self-referred community members, employees sent by human resources departments and court-ordered clients.
Daybreak continues to see a upswing in client referrals. Participants learn how to recognize anger triggers and stratergies that help minimize violent and aggressive outbursts.

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

Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 sets the bar for AJ Novick Group, Inc. / Century Anger Management

This has been by far the best year  for both the AJ Novick Group, Inc. and Century Anger Management.  As the owner of the anger management firm, AJ Novick Group, Inc. and co-founder of Century Anger Management, 2010 has exceeded all of our expectations.

Century Anger Management (CAM) training enrollments for both our recent live in person certification training earlier this month, as well as our home study anger management professional certification trainings are at an all time high.  Century Anger Management is also in negotiations with a major university overseas to provide one of our largest trainings ever!  More to come as this develops.   CAM is also re-certified by the California State Board of Corrections for the sixth year in a row.

The AJ Novick Group, Inc., which is Orange Counties premier southern California destination for quality and approved anger management programs will soon start to offer classes 3 days a week.  This new class day is due to weekly classes filling up to capacity.  Dr. Novick also offers one/one anger management coaching as well as on site corporate training.

Anger Class Online®, which is owned and operated by the AJ Novick Group, Inc. has become the most recognized and trusted online anger management class program available in a distance learning format.  Their programs are the most widely accepted online courses available in the nation.  Most recently, their courses are being evaluated by the Department of Human Services in Maryland.  Anger Class Online affiliate program hits an all time high.  This is a great opportunity for passive revenue if you have a website in a related field and want to monetize your website traffic.

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

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Assertive Communication – An Anger Management Technique

Our client, Aaron, told us that in his family they typically yell at one another to get the point across. Aaron recently got in a relationship with a woman who told him that his anger “scares” her when he gets upset. Aaron’s reply was that he was not upset, this was “just the way I am used to expressing myself when I get upset, this is normal for me”. The reality is that what might be “normal” for you and your family of origin may not be the “norm” is terms of communicating effectively with others. Aaron’s style of communication is aggressive, but he didn’t realize the impact it had on his girlfriend. Aaron had to learn about his style of communication as well as other styles of communication to understand the kind of changes he needed to make. By learning to become more assertive, Aaron felt better, his needs got met more of the time, and his girlfriend no longer feared him when he did get upset.

The way we communicate or the style we use to communicate is often learned from much earlier experiences in our lives when our language skills were newly formed. Think about your family’s style of communication for a moment. Is your style similar to any of theirs? Most of us tend to communicate in a way that was adaptive in the environment we grew up, but problematic in our lives today. For many of us, our style of communication can leave us with unmet needs, unexpressed emotion, and damaging effects on those around us. It is important to understand that there are many different communication styles, yet only one that tends to yield the results we are seeking. Learning to express your primary feelings and needs, clearly, calmly, with good eye contact is what assertive communication is all about.

Good communication skills are an essential ingredient to anger management because poor communication causes untold emotional hurt, misunderstandings and conflict. Words are powerful, but the message we convey to others is even more powerful and often determines how people respond to us – and how we feel toward them Because communication is a two-way process, people with good communication skills are good at “receiving” messages from others as well as delivering them.

If you look at people in your life and we also look at your own behavior, you may discover certain patterns of communication. Some patterns are negative and harmful while others are positive and productive.
Frequently persons who have anger problems use harmful ways of communicating to others – harmful in the sense that it disrupts relationships and usually does not accomplish the goals that you intended.
Assertive communication, on the other hand, is a much more effective way to get what you want and what you need without the negative consequences. In short, the development of assertive communication skills will works for you by making you a more effective and less stressed person.

What is assertive communication? Is is a way to communicate so that you convey your rights in a good way. Assertive communication helps people clearly explain their wants, needs, and feelings to other people. It is a way of getting things that you want without violating or offending others’ rights or having to walk away without getting what you want. Assertive people tell others what they want and need clearly; they have a knack of saying the correct thing at the correct time.Assertive communication skills are the antidote to harmful, destructive communication patterns.

The AJ Novick Group is a leading provider of Anger Management classes and training and online anger management classes. Ari Novick, Ph.D. is the co-author of “Anger management for the Twenty-first Century” and a leading provider of anger management in southern California. For more information contact Dr. Novick at or [email protected]

Thursday, March 04, 2010

VH1 Reality show Chooses AJ Novick Group, Inc. as Anger Management Resource

The AJ Novick Group, Inc. was recently chosen to provide anger management classes and training for VH1.  The network will be sending participants of their show to our programs in an effort to help improve their anger response and impulse control as well as help improve their coping skills to handle stress.  Information on our anger management classes or online anger management classes can be found on our website or by calling 949 715-2694

Monday, March 01, 2010

Renown Anger Management Provider Approved By California State Board of Corrections

The AJ Novick Group and Century Anger Management are re-approved for the 6th year in a row by the California State Board of Corrections (a.k.a. Corrections Standard Authority) for the training of probation, parole and correctional officers.  Their contact information can be found on the Board of Corrections provider list.

They were approved again due to their involvement with the Standard Corrections Authority and their model of intervention being evaluated by corrections staff and personnel.  There are very few models of anger management intervention chosen by the state of California for employee training, and we are honored to be part of this important provider list.

Century Anger Management and AJ Novick Group provide Professional Anger Management Certification Training to those interested in teaching anger management classes or programs.  For information on getting certified in the Century Anger Management model of intervention, please visit our website at Century Anger Management.