Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anger Management Courses Aren't Just for the Court Ordered

Why are anger management classes ordered by the court for some people? Is there a difference between someone who attends an anger management class for personal growth and someone who is court ordered? These are some of the most frequently asked questions I get asked when teaching anger management courses.

The truth is that someone who is court ordered to attend an anger management classes is really no different than the client who is attending on their own. The variable that separates the two types of clients is that the person who is coming on their own just hasn't created a legal problem for themselves...yet.

I think that the embarrassment associated with attending anger management class is almost gone. Anger classes are a fantastic way to improve ones coping skills in a variety of areas he/she would have never been exposed to.

If you are court ordered or mandated to take a course, then the court will usually designate how long the classes should be, which are typically about 10-26 weeks, in most cases. If you are coming to classes for personal growth, then I would encourage about 8-12 courses to complete a quality program.

Court ordered classes can be completed both by in person anger management classes or by a quality online anger management class provider. Same rules apply, I would suggest taking the number of hours ordered by the court or an 8 to 12 hour online anger class.

So what should participants expect to learn? Anger management seminars live or online commonly teach skills in communication, stress management, forgiveness, empathy and emotional awareness, and improving judgment and impulse control.

There is no quick fix in gaining control over anger. Anger management is a skill that takes practice over time. The classes will commonly educate the client on the changes that need to made and the new skills that can be practiced.

So, how does one determine if they have an anger problem? Take our short online anger management assessment. In general, anger is a problem when it occurs frequently, with great intensity, and effects interpersonal relationships, work or school performance.

Getting help is couldn't be easier, take an anger management course today, before it's too late!

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