Starting August 1st, Family Life Center is reopening our anger management classes. These 8-hour Saturday courses utilize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Anger Management curriculum. If you’re thinking of attending one of these sessions, here’s what to expect.
Anyone Can Attend an Anger Management Course
Attending one of Family Life Center’s classes might seem intimidating, but it’s important to remember the reason you are attending. This course will teach you valuable life skills that could help you gain better control over your emotions so anger doesn’t cause problems in your life.
Anyone who wants to get a better handle on their anger can attend an anger management class. Sometimes a class may be court-ordered or used as a form of treatment. Regardless of your reason for being there, you are welcome.
The Purpose of this Course
Our Anger Management Course curriculum is a truncated version of SAMHSA’s curriculum. If this is your first time looking into an anger management course, you may wonder what that curriculum entails. The purpose of this course can be narrowed down to these main points:
- To learn to manage anger effectively.
- To stop violence or the threat of violence.
- To develop self-cont over thoughts and actions.
- To receive support from others.
Some topics that our course covers include:
- Definitions of anger and aggression
- Myths about anger
- The anger meter
- Learning how to analyze episodes of anger
- Anger control plans
- The ABCD Model and thought-stopping
- Assertiveness and the Conflict Resolution Model
- Family and anger
Find a Class Near You
If you often lash out at others or find that you have difficulties controlling your anger, attending an anger management class may be beneficial. Classes will teach you strategies to help you gain control of your anger and emotions.
If you are looking for an anger management class near you, we have several classes available in the next few months. Check out our event page to find the Family Life Center location closest to you for anger management and call the location’s direct office number to register!