Anger Picture

Course Options: 

 

Adolescent Anger Management Group: Our adolescent group is tailored specifically to ages 12-17 in addressing healthy coping skills for emotional regulation through critical years of development. The adolescent group works with age -sensitive issues as well as school and probationary mandates. The adolescent program is divided into 2 distinct tracks:

 

Adult Anger Management Group: The skills you will learn will help keep you in the problem solving stage of conflict resolution and keep situations from getting out of hand. Also, it can provide the individual psycho-education, encompassing anger management coping skills. The adult program has 3 distinct tracks:

The Life Center’s anger management program is a psycho-educational intervention designed to help participants build skills in stress management, interpersonal communication, empathy,conflict resolution, impulse control and emotional intelligence. The courts, probation departments, school districts and Child Protective Services have all relied on The Life Center to keep them apprised of an anger management client’s progress. Successful completion of the anger management course, ends with a certificate of completion,  so that the court, probation department, or CPS, can obtain a final update from for their files to document successful completion of the course.

Call our office at (631)-673-5433 for further information 

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Do you find yourself getting angry more often than not? Do you get angry and regret your actions afterwards? Have you had legal, academic, or relational issues surrounding anger? Has your child or adolescent shown a pattern of angry behavior?

Anger can be a constellation of different emotions in differing varieties. In essence it is a psycho-biological-emotional state ranging from mild irritation to fury or rage. We see this every day from traffic to arguments, to wrong doings and even with the people whom we love the most. Many people are under the misconception that anger is a bad thing, something that we should be rid of and not experience. Actually it is just the opposite. It is an emotional experience that we should embrace and begin to work with. Anger is the strongest of our emotions and when processed in a healthy way, it can be very useful and advantageous.

According to the National Anger management association, anger management is a process in which a person is open, honest, and direct, and mobilizes in a positive direction. The focus is on the specific behavior that triggered the anger and on the present (here and now). Managing anger effectively results in an increased energy level, effective communication skills, strengthened relationship, improved physical and mental health, and improved self-esteem.

10 Characteristics of People with Anger Problems:

  • Low Frustration tolerance
  • Judgmental and “controlling” attitudes
  • Perfectionism
  • All or nothing thinking
  • Jealousy
  • Possessiveness
  • Poor communication
  • Punitive behavior
  • Addictive Personality
  • Use anger as a way of feeling more powerful (defense against vulnerability)

Health Consequences of Chronic Anger and Stress:

Physical:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Inhibits GI system; reduced nutrient absorption
  • Reduced, deregulated reproductive hormones
  • Increased vulnerabilities in vascular system
  • Disturbed nervous system

Mental:

  • Lowers mood; increases pessimism
  • Increases anxiety and irritability
  • Increases learned helplessness
  • Often reduces problem solving behaviors

With the application of specific evidenced-based techniques we can begin to work on healthy ways to resolve dysfunctional emotional states such as anger. These techniques address what we feel, when we feel it, in order to systematically work through uncomfortable emotional and cognitive states.