ANGER MANAGEMENT/ LIFE SKILLS CLASS
Date(s) - 09/03/2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Anger management refers to a process. It can help people identify stressors. People learn steps to help them stay calm in anger management.
The purpose of anger management is to help a person decrease anger. It reduces the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It is generally impossible to avoid all people and settings that incite anger. But a person may learn to control reactions and respond in a socially appropriate manner. The support of a mental health professionals may be helpful in this process.
Many different events can make someone angry. These may include:
- Internal events such as perceived failures, injustices, or frustrations
- External events such as loss of property or privileges, teasing, or humiliation.
Anger may result in externalizing behaviors. These can include verbal arguments and tantrums. Anger can also cause internalizing behaviors. Internalizing behaviors can include sulking or increased symptoms of depression. People may show anger through aggression. Aggression is the biological function of anger. It is an evolutionary response that helps prepare people to fight off threats.
Inappropriate displays of anger may mean a more serious mental health or emotional issues exists. People who receive anger management therapy learn skills to slow their reaction to anger. This can help them identify the reason for their feelings. The roots of anger may be buried in emotional trauma, addiction, grief, or other issues. But a natural inclination may be to find temporary relief in lashing out. This can obscure the true cause of the anger. If this is the case for you, working with a therapist might be helpful.
Nowadays, the word “adult” been commandeered as a verb, most commonly used as “adulting.” When you buy new tires for your car, you’re adulting. When you cook a meal from scratch rather than ordering takeout or tossing a frozen pizza in the toaster oven, you’re adulting. Paying your bills on time? Getting a loan? Adulting.
Sounds easy, right? And yet there are so many LIFE SKILL 101’s that no one told us about! Join us for the “LIFE SKILLS’ portion of this class is well! Learn from evidence based curriculum and learn from each other!