ANGER MANAGEMENT

4 hours (1/2 day)

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." – Buddha

Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ We would add a third item to his list: anger. Controlling and limiting anger is important in every aspect of one’s life. Without control you are putting limits on what you can accomplish in your personal and professional life.

Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. The Anger Management workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when they get angry.

Workshop Objectives

1. Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.

2. Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.

3. Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger.

4. Know techniques in controlling anger, particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.

5. Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.

6. Know tips in identifying the problem.

7. Express a feeling or position using I-messages.

8. Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution-building.