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ANGER MANAGEMENT Meagan Camp, Tara Cothran

PSYC 645: Group Counseling. Goals of Anger Management. Understand the message behind your anger. Figure out ways to express it in a healthy manner. Find techniques to help control your anger. Fight or Flight… what is it?.

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ANGER MANAGEMENT Meagan Camp, Tara Cothran






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ANGER MANAGEMENT

Meagan Camp, Tara Cothran

PSYC 645: Group Counseling

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Goals of Anger Management

Understand the message behind your anger

Figure out ways to express it in a healthy manner

Find techniques to help control your anger

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Fight or Flight… what is it?

Physiological reaction

Response to perceived harmful event/attack

Can be False Alarms

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Warning Signs

Knots in your stomach

Clenching your hands or jaw

Feeling clammy or flushed

Breathing faster

Headaches

Pacing or needing to walk around

"Seeing red"

Having trouble concentrating

Pounding heart

Tensing your shoulders

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Warning Signs

Overgeneralizing

Obsessing on “should” and “musts”

Mind ReadingJumping to conclusions

Collecting Straws

Blaming

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Understanding your anger

Self monitoring

Anger log

Daily for 3 weeksIdentify anger-provoking situationsIdentify physical and psychological warning signs

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Managing Anger

Focus on the physical sensations of anger

Take some deep breaths

ExerciseUse your senses

Stretch or massage areas of tension

Slowly count to ten

Take Five

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Managing Anger

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Cognitive Restructuring

MindfulnessProblem SolvingConflict ResolutionAssertiveness skillsActive listening

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Resources

Controlling Anger Before it Controls You

 – An overview on the origins of excessive anger, tips on coping, and when to seek more help. (American Psychological Association)

What Your Anger May Be Hiding 

– Explores some of the complicated reasons behind excessive anger, including a need to self soothe, feel powerful, or avoid intimacy. (Psychology Today)

The Cost of Anger

 – Discover the physical and mental costs of anger and why you may be unwittingly setting yourself up as a victim of your anger. (Pegasus NLP Mind-Body Health Site)

Dealing with the Anger Habit

 – New ideas on getting a handle on your anger, including a goal of addressing one trigger a week. (Pegasus NLP Mind-Body Health Site)