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Anger Management Class: It Does Make a Difference!

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

Attending an anger management class can help you with emotional issues. These classes enable individuals to combat their tendency to reflect rage and to engage in violence towards others when they are triggered into acting out aggressively. These courses help people get a handle on aggression and to look deeper within themselves to find coping strategies when they are struggling with being very upset.

Psychologists and behavior specialists have developed many strategies designed to address anger issues for people who have difficulty controlling their outbursts of violent anger. These therapies can include both group therapy methods and one on one consultations with licensed therapists. These strategies are designed to help the person better manage his or her emotions.

These management techniques are especially vital for helping people who are reactive and easily triggered into violent physical or verbal expressions. Helping them manage confrontations in less destructive ways is an essential component of therapy. These classes are designed to hopefully reduce recidivism rates for those who have committed crimes that are labeled as violent.

Many of the techniques being used are categorized as cognitive restructuring strategies. These include Rational Emotive Therapy (REM) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). They are designed to help people recognize their mental distortions and to give them a more realistic understanding of the realities they face without giving in to distortions.

Not every expression of outrage is a problem, but when rage harms others and damages social and professional relationships or puts the perpetrator at risk with law enforcement, something needs to be done to address the problem. Individuals who admit they have a problem, and who desire to fix the problem are most apt to respond to treatment strategies.

Finding the right help can put the person on a road to recovery that helps heal his or her relationships with other people. It should also help the person feel better about himself or herself. Being able to cope with stressful situations without resorting to violence is a key component of any strategy directed at solving the problem.

An anger management class can be an important tool for helping an individual control his anger in order to deal with it in a more honest and constructive fashion. These classes can help individuals overcome pathological reactions to stressful situations and to replace them with anger management techniques that include relaxation and eliminating mental distortions. An anger management class can be taken voluntarily, though many people take them as part of a court imposed sentence.

Go here to watch a free introductory anger management class.

Dr. Joe James is a psychologist who is the developer of an online court ordered anger management class.

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