WCCF-O 2016 Anger Management
The following is the course description for the Anger Management Course:
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.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.
- Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
- Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger.
- Know techniques in controlling anger, particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.
- Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
- Know tips in identifying the problem.
- Express a feeling or position using I-messages.
- Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution-building.
- Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
- Know alter, avoid and, accept ways of responding to an anger-provoking situation.
- Understand the energy curve and how it can help in responding to someone else’s anger.
- Learn and practice de-escalation techniques.
- Gain an integrated view of anger management and how it can be best practiced.
Course Core Competencies:
Module 1: Understanding Anger
Topic A: The Cycle of Anger
Topic B: Is Anger Good or Bad?
Topic C: Fight or Flight
Topic D: Common Myths About Anger
Topic E: Sources of Anger
Module 2: The Styles of Anger
Topic A: Aggressive
Topic B: Passive
Topic C: Passive-Aggressive
Topic D: Projective-Aggressive
Topic E: Assertive
Module 3: Gaining Control
Topic A: Recognizing Anger
Topic B: Using Coping Thoughts
Topic C: Using Relaxation Techniques
Topic D: Blowing Off Some Steam
Topic E: The Triple A Approach
Topic F: Alter
Topic G: Avoid
Topic H: Accept
Module 4: Separate the People from the Problem
Topic A: Objective vs. Subjective Language
Topic B: Identifying the Problem
Topic C: Using “I” Messages
Topic D: How Anger Affects Perception
Topic E: Consider Emotions
Module 5: Working on the Problem
Topic A: Using Constructive Disagreement
Topic B: Negotiation Tips
Topic C: Building Consensus
Topic D: Identifying Solutions
Topic E: The Power of Apologies
Module 6: Solving the Problem
Topic A: Choosing a Solution
Topic B: Making a Plan
Topic C: Getting it Done
Topic D: Ineffective Problem Solving
Topic E: Effective Problem Solving
Module 7: A Personal Plan
Topic A: Understanding Hot Buttons
Topic B: Identifying Your Hot Buttons
Topic C: A Personal Anger Log
Topic D: Acknowledging the Anger Problem
Topic E: The Power of Self-Talk
Module 8: Communicating Your Anger
Topic A: Using Emotional Intelligence
Topic B: Cognitive Restructuring
Topic C: Responding vs. Reacting
Topic D: Write it Out
Topic E: Find the Humor
Module 9: Dealing with Angry People
Topic A: Understanding the Energy Curve
Topic B: De-Escalation Techniques
Topic C: Calming Anger with EAR
Topic D: Avoid Responding with Anger
Topic E: When to Back Away and What to Do Next
Module 10: Pulling it All Together
Topic A: Process Overview
Topic B: Find Your Motivation
Topic C: One Change at a Time
Topic D: Choose an Accountability Partner
Topic E: Seek a Mental Health Professional
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 50 hours
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes