Do I need an anger management class? Anger is a natural emotion that everyone experiences at one time or another, with different levels of frequency and intensity. From a biological perspective, anger is a necessary instinctive, physiological and psychological response to a perceived threat. Anger can become problematic when the situation that elicits it is unwarranted or when the anger experienced is out of proportion to the associated context. Anger can also become distressing and maladaptive when it leads to destructive behaviors, interpersonal conflicts, occupational difficulties, or legal complications. In light of the potentially devastating effects of unhealthy anger responses, anger management classes have been designed to address the specific cognitive deficits that are functioning during such episodes.
It is neither realistic nor possible to completely eliminate anger, therefore, the goal of Anger Management classes is to learn how to cope with and express anger in a healthy way. In Anger Management class, we discuss the difference between anger, hostility, and aggression so that participants can appropriately define and express their experience. Additionally, the Anger Management curriculum is designed to address the effects of anger on the body, behavior, and mind. This interactive course includes various case studies and scenarios that address specific, anger-inducing situations in order to facilitate group dialogues related to appropriate and healthy responses. Additionally, clients will be challenged to objectively question their initial reactions and consequently reframe it to a healthier perspective to reduce emotional saliency and regain self-control.
You may be asking yourself what constitutes an anger problem. A very good indicator would be having dealt with some sort of legal issues whether or not you felt justified at the time.
Just as this happens a couple of officers arrive on the scene and begin to ask questions. What do you think happened? How did this scenario make you feel? Were you feeling angry because of how Anon was being treated?
At the end of the day it was our anonymous friend who was arrested that day and charge with Assault. Now you may be reading this and saying to yourself that that is not fair, but what would have occurred if Anon had kept his cool and not lashed out? He would likely have watched the officers remove the ladies from his store and he could continue with his life. Mr. Anonymous wound up doing 4 months of classes because of this. Luckily it was her first arrest and the charge was expunged from his record, because he would have an extremely difficult time landing a job with the world Assault on his arrest record.
Please call us at 800-683-7745 to set up your Anger Management classes with AACS Counseling today!