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Anger Management

"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.

 
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Pursue excellence, if you stumble, let it be a lofty mountain.” ~ Maori Proverb
  • "Change your thoughts and you can change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou
  • “A misbehaved child is a discouraged child." ~ Rudolf Dreikurs
  • “Pain is inevitable … Suffering is optimal.” ~ Buddhist Saying
  • “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.“ ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • "Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others." ~ Aristotle
  • “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • "Nothing is impossible, the word it self says 'I'm possible'!" ~ Audrey Hepburn