This one-day workshop will help teach participants how to:
Recognize how anger affects your body, your mind,
and your behavior
Use the five-step method to break old patterns
and replace them with a model for assertive anger
Control their emotions when faced with other
Identify ways to help other people safely manage
some of their repressed or expressed anger.
What is Anger?
What exactly is anger? How does it affect us, our family,
and our friends? What are the five dimensions of anger? We will provide a
framework for you to discuss these questions with participants.
Managing Your Anger
Whether we realize it or not, people often rationalize our
anger by identifying the benefits. During this session, we will look at those
“benefits” and identify the myths behind them.
The Anger Process
There are two events which lead to anger, and there are
specific coping strategies that we can use to mitigate the impact of those
events. You will help participants identify those events and strategies through
personal anger logs and a case study.
How Does Anger Affect Thinking?
There are four specific ways in which anger can affect your
thinking: magnifying, destructive labeling, imperative thinking, and making
assumptions about what other people are thinking.
When a person begins to get angry, there are some specific
verbal, physical, and mental strategies they can use to cope. During this
session, you will discuss these strategies and help participants customize them.
Often people who are most angry are people who haven’t
developed their communication skills to the level they would like, and as a
result they feel frustrated and misunderstood. During this session, we will
discuss the four-step message, listening skills, questioning skills, and three
keys participants can use to unlock the best in people.
During this session, participants will work in small groups
to discuss passive, manipulative, assertive, and aggressive behaviors.
To wrap up the day, we will look at some ways to help
participants take control of themselves and a situation to prevent becoming
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to
ask questions and fill out an action plan.