Learn Anger Management Strategies to assist you or others control your rage.
- Improve your understanding of anger to help you control and improve your own.
- Work as a consultant to assist others in controlling their anger.
- This training is designed to help you understand anger and build techniques for dealing with it in the workplace.
- With clients who are receiving counselling.
- In ordinary situations.
- In your personal interactions.
- Your personal reactions.
- Situations in sports.
- And there are many more examples.
While we often think of rage as a negative emotion, it actually has both positive and negative qualities. The negative sides are all too familiar: your thinking becomes clouded, you may become unduly defensive, and you may act violently or aggressively on your anger. The positive features that are sometimes missed are that we frequently express our sentiments when we would otherwise repress them, we have increased energy levels owing to physiological arousal, and we can often solve problems and take charge while in this elevated state. The goal of anger management is not to eliminate all anger, but to redirect it into constructive aspects and away from destructive aspects. When anger is conveyed in suitable and acceptable ways, it can be useful rather than destructive.
We all feel anger, yet some people may be regarded more irritable than others. Because rage is such a strong feeling, it can become overpowering. When this happens, people have a tendency to overreact. At such times, it is possible to bring other individuals in, escalating the fury. Anger management is to redirect exaggerated rage into beneficial areas.
There are numerous anger management approaches available, ranging from relaxation exercises to changing thought patterns, learning how to communicate more effectively, and lowering stress levels.
There are 9 lessons in this course:
- Nature and Scope of Anger
- The autonomic nervous system
- Anger and arousal
- Galvanic skin resistance
- Voice stress analyser
- Degrees of arousal
- Difficulties of arousal theories
- Theories of emotion
- James Lange theory
- Cannon Bard theory
- Schachter’s theory
- Lazarus’s appraisal theory
- Weiner’s attribution
- Averill’s social construction theory
- Facial feedback theory
- Managing Anger with Counselling
- Causes of anger
- Breaking personal rules
- Self defence
- Expression of anger
- Counselling strategies
- Empty chair technique
- Recognising psychological arousal
- Thought stopping
- Relaxation exercises
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Time out
- Assertiveness training
- Three steps in assertiveness training
- Five stage assertiveness training interview
- Mental blocks to assertiveness
- Managing Anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Identifying antecedents
- Assessment of anger
- Beginning therapy
- Teaching CBT
- Disputing inferences and evaluations
- Independence and blocks to change
- Use of imagery
- Emotional insight
- Working with anger problems in CBT
- Problems with CBT for anger management
- Anger Management Techniques for Violence
- Anger and violence
- Causes of violence
- Cold violence
- Hot violence
- Reactive violence
- Tips for dealing with a violent client
- Strategies for violence prevention
- Action after violence
- Managing violence against others
- Mental disorders and violence
- Anger Management for People with Mental Health Issues
- DSM dimensions to diagnose mental illness
- Dementia and anger
- Supporting clients with dementia
- Stages of grief
- Tasks of mourning
- Managing Anger in Children and Adolescents
- Temper tantrums
- Older children and anger
- Psychological changes in girls
- Psychological changes in boys
- Eating problems
- Adults sharing anger
- Anger Management for People with Special Difficulties
- People with personality disorders
- Borderline personality disorders and treatment
- Psychopath and treatment
- Roid rage, symptoms and abuse
- Anger Management Services
- Anger management clinics
- Courses and workshops
- Group and individual work
- Conflict management
- Conflict handling techniques
- Life coaching
- Setting up an anger management consultancy
- Deciding on a Course of Action
- PBL Project to create and present a plan of anger management to support an individual experiencing serious anger difficulties.
Each lesson ends with an assignment that is submitted to the school, graded by the tutors, and returned to you with any relevant ideas, comments, and, if necessary, additional reading.
- Explore the origins and forms of rage, including psychological and physiological symptoms.
- Describe the biological, social, and psychological origins of anger, as well as the tactics employed by therapists to address the underlying causes in an effort to reduce people’s anger.
- Describe how anger management issues can be addressed with cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Discuss anger management tactics for preventing and managing violent outbursts.
- Contemplate anger management concerns for those suffering from various mental illnesses.
- Discuss the reasons of anger in children and teenagers, as well as a variety of ways for dealing with these concerns.
- Determine the nature and scope of societal anger management services.
- Determine how to assist individuals needing anger management therapies.
- Choose an acceptable course of action to take in response to a circumstance in which anger is becoming an issue.
What is Anger
Anger is a very difficult emotion to define precisely, much like many other feelings. In general, we can say that it is a strong response to a variety of various circumstances, such as being attacked, being detained, losing one’s work, etc. There are definitely a lot more situations that aggravate you.
Physical responses to the triggers of anger are typically included in a definition of rage as well. For instance, physical reactions like clenched fists, expressions on the face, profound sighs, and so forth are all possible. Many of these are responses from the autonomic nervous system, particularly from the sympathetic division, which is recognised for getting the body ready for action. In fact, many creatures have the ability to express their rage by attacking.
One of the challenges in defining anger is that various researchers and authors may include other emotional reactions under their definition of anger, such as hatred, hostility, and rage.
If you were to look up the definition of “a strong feeling generated by intense discontent” in an English language dictionary, you probably wouldn’t be surprised.
Some Methods for Handling Anger
A counsellor may choose to deal with anger rather than refer the angry client to another professional in situations where the anger is not extreme and there is an immediate threat of violence. Helping the client identify their anger and express it in the secure environment of counselling is one of the techniques at the counsellor’s disposal.
I can tell that talking about this is making you furious, for example, so you may start by reflecting back your sentiments or ideas. It is wise for the counsellor to take charge and direct the client’s anger away from them if it seems like their degree of rage is about to increase.
Empty Chair Technique
The “Empty Chair Method” is one of the methods employed by Gestalt therapists. The client is instructed to imagine that a person they are furious with is sitting in an empty chair while facing it. After then, the client is urged to express their fury towards the “person” in the chair. Kids need to be guided to say “I’m terribly furious with you, Dad,” rather than “I’m really angry with my Dad,” when addressing the person they are angry with. They become less guarded and more extroverted as a result.
The benefit of this approach is that the counsellor is not the target of the rage. The customer might also express their rage verbally and let it out. It is not advisable to try to get a client to vent their anger if they have a history of violence, a known mental health condition, or are obviously having trouble controlling their behaviour.
Physiological Arousal Recognition
There are a variety of physiological changes that can take place in the body when we become upset, as we covered in Lesson 1. Although while we most likely encounter the same symptoms, each person may experience symptoms to a different degree or prominence. For example, when someone is upset, they can notice that their cheeks are heated and flushed. They may tighten their hands or teeth, which another person can notice. It’s crucial for the angry client to learn to identify these signs so that, when they appear, they may either utilise them as cues to regulate their anger or opt to let it out in a fit of rage. In either case, having the ability to recognise their physiological cues gives them control over what happens next. There is no wrong in occasionally letting your anger out, but doing so often would ruin the relationships you are in.
Once a client understands the physiological changes that occur when anger flares up, they can choose from a variety of action plans.
When the client notices oneself about to get irritated, they can tell themself to “stop.” Thought-stopping is a strategy that people can use to halt the furious thoughts that are frequently accompanied by the physiological changes. One technique is to think of themselves as being seen from outside the body. Another strategy is to start breathing more slowly and possibly mentally count from 1 to 10. This promotes relaxation of the body’s muscles.
Traffic lights or the “stop, think, do” strategy are two variations on this theme. While it is occasionally used to manage behaviour in youngsters, it can also be effective with adults. The client is advised to picture a red traffic light that reads “stop” whenever they feel their anger rising. After “thinking” on their next course of action, they “do” it. They have an option in how they respond because to the availability of the thinking stage.
As was mentioned before, learning to relax is a crucial part of learning how to control your anger. Breathing exercises entail taking a deep breath, holding it for a moment, and then slowly and fully exhaling. The client may do this while leaning slightly forward in the counselling session and allow their arms to become slack, dangling down over either side of the chair. They might tell themselves to “breathe in tranquilly” when they take a breath. They may repeat, “Breathing out rage,” as they exhale. After several minutes of doing this, they will feel their physiological excitement gradually wane.
How This Course Can Benefit You
An appropriate reaction to emotional stimulation is anger. Nonetheless, some people struggle to manage their anger or have aberrant anger reactions. They need to learn constructive techniques to manage their anger when this starts to cause them problems. This course walks students through the physiological and psychological characteristics of anger as well as many methods that can be used to help people manage their anger. The ability to use anger management in counselling or other contexts will be known to graduates.
The target audience for this course is those who work in or plan to work in the following fields:
- Dispute Resolution
- Legal Assistance
- Legal Action
- Counselling \ Psychology
- caring positions
- healthcare occupations
- personnel administration
- Coaching in human relations
- Social Assistance
- Teen Work
Why not enroll in this distance learning course right away if you want to discover methods for controlling your own anger or helping others to do the same?