The anger management program is a cognitive behavioral approach designed to help participants learn effective coping skills and become aware of their reactions in real life situations. The curriculum consists of participants using a workbook and mini essays which help the client better handle anger-provoking situations. The lessons surround four particular areas of personal growth including; Presence (ability to be in control of what is occurring in the moment), Awareness (ability to fully acknowledge feelings and perceptions), Perspective (ability to understand one’s own outlook and take others views into account), and Attention (ability to act with intention, responsibility and focus).
The National Anger Management Association (NAMA) has identified 12 dimensions for Anger Management. Our Program follows these dimensions and has built 12 modules into practical applications to help with reducing anger related problems. They are as follows:
- What is Anger (Introduction of the Anger Log)
- The Primitive and Evolved Brain
- Anger Awareness
- Calming Techniques
- Shame and Shadow Material
- Dysfunctional Thinking
- Judgment and Criticalness
- Assertive Communication
- Conflict Resolution
- Stress and Anxiety Management
- Practical Coping Solutions
Each of these modules provide an opportunity for individuals to actively participate in their development. Modules include, discussion/lecture, demonstrations, audio-visual aids, practice by doing, and the opportunity to teach others.