nothing wrong with feeling angry. It's normal, natural and sometimes necessary.
Anger is an adaptive emotional response to experiences of hurt, injustice, fear
and frustration. Anger often inspires a powerful physical response in the body,
such as a rush of adrenaline, increased blood pressure, increased heart-rate
and fast breathing. This physical response can lead to aggressive behavior,
which allows us to defend ourselves if attacked. Feeling anger is not the
problem, it's what we do with that volatile emotion that can lead to problems.
The forty hour Anger Management Curriculum aims to provide skill enhancement in self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, and relationship management. The curriculum provides education for people who are interested in or who need to learn how to deal with their anger or someone else’s anger in a positive, functional way. Participants may include people who internalize anger as well as those who act it out verbally or behaviorally towards friends, family, work, or personal relationships.
The goals of the Anger Management Curriculum are to:
- Recognize anger and stress.
- Manage anger and stress.
- Master assertive communication.
- Increase empathy.
The essential components of the Anger Management Curriculum are the:
- Group curriculum with an ideal group size of 8 and a maximum of 12.
- Emotional Intelligence Assessment.
- The Gaining Control of Ourselves workbook which the facilitator uses throughout the classes.
- Ancillary training material which the facilitators use for visual learners.
- Certification training for facilitators prior to them facilitating a series of classes.
- Facilitator Guide for reference by the facilitator while teaching the curriculum.
- Pre- and Posttest for each client.