What is anger? Why do we get angry? Why some of us have a harder time managing our anger? When is anger OK? Anger is a naturally occurring emotion that, like all other emotions, is meant to move us toward the fulfillment of a goal. Unless the result of anger is behavior that is unmanageable, aggressive, and or destructive, the feeling, identification and expression of anger is absolutely necessary and should be encouraged. Recognizing the most common sources of anger in our lives (triggers), our most typical ways of reacting to it (both physiologically and mentally) and our prevalent method of expressing it (passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive or assertive) can not only help us understand it better, but it can also helps us develop effective and productive ways for handling this emotion in our lives, while enabling us to successfully communicate it and use it to our benefit.
This 8-session workshop will enable participants to gain a better insight into:
- What is the biology and psychology of anger?
- What makes us angry and why?
- What is the connection between anger and stress?
- How to recognize anger in self and others (physical, mental and behavioral signs)?
- What have we been taught about anger and how to express it?
- What are some of the most effective methods for dealing with anger (recognize, evaluate, and cope)?
- How can we express anger in productive ways (assertive vs. aggressive, passive and passive aggressive)?
- How to turn anger into a purposeful and mindful action while recognizing our needs and values?
The workshop schedule will be determined when a sufficient number of participants have registered in the group, based on participants’ availability. The group takes place at the Miami Counseling and Resource Center, 111 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida. Cost is $40.00 per week. Call 305.448.8325, extension 7 for more information and registration.