Anger is a very powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance, or disappointment. Suppressed anger can be an underlying cause of anxiety and depression. Anger that is not appropriately expressed can disrupt relationships, affect thinking and behavior patterns, and create a variety of physical problems. In addition, anger can be linked to problems such as emotional and physical abuse, and other negative behavior. This group is for men to learn about their anger, the impact it has on relationships. Emphasis will be learning a tool set for change.
Topics discussed in this group are as follows:
· The positive and negative aspects of anger as an emotion.
· The connection between addictive behaviors and negative emotions.
· The consequences of learning inappropriate responses to anger.
· The anger and rage connection to a belief system of power and control.
· Physical, emotional and mental techniques that help to defuse anger.
· How to recognize high-risk situations.
· How to transform anger into a positively motivating emotion.
This group is facilitated by a skilled licensed clinical social worker. You will be able to fulfill anger management class requirements by participating in this group.