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May 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 132

Everyone gets angry, maybe even on a daily basis. Life is full of situations that one can find unpleasant or irritating. The question is how do you display this anger? Do you repress it, communicate to others what you are angry about and try to resolve the situation with meaningful conversation, or just move on and forget about it quickly? Those with anger control issues tend react with either violence, domestic abuse, tantrums, or abusive rants. Often this behavior seems uncontrollable and after the episode has receded, the perpetrator is regretful or depressed by the behavior he or she has displayed. However, with the right anger management classes you will soon find techniques to curb all physical/domestic abuse and lead a more peaceful life.

One of the first lessons you will learn are relaxation techniques that will help you calm down when faced with a situation demanding self-control. For instance, you will learn something as simple as learning to breathe in and breathe out and other meditation techniques. These exercises can be employed in the moment you begin to feel angry and will help you better manage your emotions. Most people suffering from anger management issues will also learn how to reflect on themselves and their behavior towards people or the art of empathy.

Then there are also cognitive therapeutic classes where you will learn how to manage your thinking and interpretation of people's actions. For instance, you will have to understand why you were provoked by a certain situation and how best you would have handled it. It is also in these classes that you learn how to manage your way of looking at things and learning to adopt a more positive attitude towards life. A good example of someone who could learn the importance of thinking positively is an individual who goes out to his car in a parking lot and sees that it has a new scratch. Instead of considering it might be something that he did while driving or parked at home, he gets angry at the car parked too close to him in the next spot. As a result he waits for the car owner to come out and attacks him verbally without any regard or empathy for the other driver. Instead of realizing that he can touch up the scratch with a little paint and moving on, he directs his anger at someone else and becomes abusive.

In these classes you also learn how to communicate your feelings instead of getting into anger outbursts. For instance, if you are a family man and are easily irritated when your children leave their books all over the living room instead of yelling and screaming at them, you will to learn to be assertive by telling them you love it when they leave their packed books nicely in their rooms. In other words, anger management classes train you how to communicate your feelings without being abrasive about it.

Breathing and communicating properly might seem obvious to the average person, but to someone who has difficulty understanding anger control, these ideas need to be taught. The abusive individual might deny having such problems, making it extremely difficult to get him/her to a traditional classroom setting. Online classes are therefore ideal because they offer privacy and the convenience of staying in your own home. Classes can be taken together with friends and family members present to discuss the topics. Everyone will benefit from this instruction, hopefully before it's too late.

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Dr. Novick is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Dr. Novick has a private practice in Laguna Beach, California and be found online by clicking here for more information on Anger Management Classes

Dr. Ari Novick is a psychotherapist who provides world class Anger Classes Online.

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