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Anger Management – Understanding Anger

Recommended Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Overview

Self Paced Short Courses

Anger is a universal experience. Dogs get angry, bees get angry, and so do humans. You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that managing anger productively is something few individuals, organizations, and societies do well. Yet research tells us that those who do manage their anger at work are much more successful than those who don’t.

The co-worker who can productively confront his teammate about his negative attitude increases his team’s chance of success as well as minimizes destructive conflicts. The customer service agent who can defuse the angry customer not only keeps her customers loyal but makes her own day less troublesome. This course is designed to help give you and your organization that edge.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how anger affects your body, your mind, and your behaviour
  • Use the five-step method to break old patterns and replace them with a model for assertive anger
  • Use an anger log to identify your hot buttons and triggers
  • Control your own emotions when faced with other peoples’ anger
  • Identify ways to help other people safely manage some of their repressed or expressed anger
  • Communicate with others in a constructive, assertive manner

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. What is Anger?
    • About Anger
    • Pre-Assignment Review
  3. Costs and Pay-Offs
    • The Costs of Anger
    • What Are Your Anger Pay-Offs?
  4. The Anger Process
    • What is the Process?
    • Understanding Trigger Thoughts
    • Using an Anger Log
    • Considering Our Anger
  5. How Does Anger Affect Our Thinking?
    • Is Anger the Best Response?
    • Distorted Thinking
  1. Understanding Behaviour Types
  2. Managing Anger
    • Coping Strategies
    • Sanctuary
    • Relaxation Techniques
  3. Communication Tips and Tricks
    • Asking Good Questions
    • Active Listening Skills
    • The Assertive Formula
  4. Personal Action Plan
  5. Recommended Reading List
  6. Post-Course Assessment

This course has been recognized by the following professional bodies as a recognized continuous professional development activity for their members:

Australian Natural Therapy Association (ANTA)

Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine Association of Australasia (ACMAA)