"When anger rises, think of the consequences". ~ Confucius
Anger is a normal emotion; it is what we do with our anger that makes the difference. Anger problems
can arise from difficulty with the self regulation of emotions. Self-regulation involves the individual’s ability to identify, think about, monitor, express, and
communicate feelings of anger in constructive (versus destructive) and healthy ways. When anger does not have an outlet, it can lead to aggression, health problems, anxiety, depression and abusive behaviours. Anger can affect your personal and work life, interpersonal relationships and family communication. Anger management counselling can be helpful for assessing the root or underlying cause of anger, developing appropriately ways of expression of anger and eliminate destructive and aggressive behaviours. You will learn effective ways of coping and dealing with anger such as awareness of your anger and identifying situations that trigger your anger, explore cognitive distortion patterns and learn relaxation skills. There are two anger management programs:
- Anger Management for Personal Growth and Change: An 8-sessions program that is general and practical for educational and anger management therapy. It involves an initial assessment, sessions that focus on exploring your anger, emotional expression, communication styles, assertiveness training, interventions for managing anger, homework assignments and an exit interview session. A certificate of completion is provided at the conclusion of the 8 weeks.
- Anger Management for Court: A 12-session program tailored for court mandated clients and addresses specific problems and situations faced by individuals. During the program individuals will explore affect regulation, cognitive restructuring, their attitude and beliefs about violence, power and control, learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict and stress management. It involves an initial assessment and an exit interview. A letter of completion is provided at the conclusion of the 12 weeks.