If you want to get a hold on your anger, you probably do not have to come and see me in person, self-help is enough for most people.
What is anger?
Anger is an emotion, and like all emotions, we can break it down into several different parts.
- Cognitive: This simply means all the thoughts you have when you are angry
- Physical: This is what you physically feel in your body, and
- Behavioural: This is how you act and the things that you do.
How does an anger management course work?
My self help course helps you to understand the different components of the emotion of anger, as outlined above and uses several different models of therapy to help you to experience emotions in a way that is helpful to you.
What makes me angry?
Everyone is different, and this shall be dealt with in the course, but basically, in order for you to feel angry, you have to experience a situation or thought as negative or harmful in some way.
Through out the course you will be shown what situations are making you angry, and taught how to respond differently. You shall get the same information in my course that you would get from me in individual sessions.
My hope is that by offering a course for anger management, you will be able to solve your own problem without any expensive therapy fees!
If you have been looking online for anger management, I am going to start by saying, it is not about managing the emotion, nor is it as simple as ‘taking time out.’
My course will not be giving tips like ‘count to ten’ as this does not work for most people. Anger is an emotion, if you are having serious anger problems, I doubt me telling you to count to ten will do much good, it will probably make you more angry!
If you are simply looking for tips that you can readily find on the internet, this course is not for you.
If you actually want to, not only understand what is happening in your brain when you are angry, but what you need to do to fix it, then this course will help.
What models of therapy will you use to help me with my anger?
I shall use different approaches that I have been trained in and that have been shown to be effective in help with anger. These include;
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy – DBT. I shall use the skills teaching of DBT to help you with anger, these include
- Distress Tolerance Skills
- Emotional Regulation Skills
- Mindfulness Skills, and
- Interpersonal effectiveness skills
DBT is a model of therapy that was first used to treat personality disorders. Please note, this course is for anger management and not personality disorders. I chose to include the skills element of DBT in this course as it is really effective in helping people who want to learn how to express and manage their experience of anger.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will also be used.