Anger Management
Stop damaging yourself and your relationships
with uncontrolled anger and aggression.
© Skillshare Pty Lt...
Joanne Law
• Collaborative Coach
• Conflict Coach
• Mediator
• Family Dispute
Resolution Practitioner
(in training)
• Real...
My mission:
Reduce and Resolve Conflict and
Increase flow
Lets start with a quick diagnostic
Why learn Anger Management?
Do any of these apply to you?
• You have intense anger that feeds aggression
• You feel anger ...
Anger
doesn’t
just affect
the person
you are
angry at.
W
Why is holding
anger harmful?
What happens
when you get
angry?
Anger triggers your
Autonomic Nervous system
Fight Flight
Your immune system
is suppressed
Your heart rate and blood pressure increases.
If this happens frequently your arteries harden
and your heart can be damage...
Your digestive
system is
suppressed
increasing the
risk of Ulcers
and Bowel
Cancer
Your mental
focus narrows
and becomes
rigid.
Problem
Solving is
impaired.
Chronic Anger or Stress
causes harm
Anger triggers your sympathetic nervous
system which shuts down all functions
not need...
Your body needs time with the “rest and digest”
parasympathetic nervous system activated for
growth, healthy circulation a...
System / Function Bodies Response /
Effects
Long term effects
Circulatory
System
Increases constriction,
rate and output o...
What causes anger?
The unwanted actions of another person
who you feel is being disrespectful,
demeaning, threatening or n...
MYTH # 1
OTHER PEOPLE
MAKE ME ANGRY
People don’t get in your head, you
only imagine them in.
You see,
feel or
hear
something
Thoughts:
Conscious
or
Automatic
Emotions:
based on
thoughts
Actions:
based on
feelings
AN...
You can control
your thoughts and emotions
The pay off:
• Ability to avoid or snap out of negative
emotional states
• Abil...
Blame others
Excuse yourself
Deny it
Accountable for Actions
Responsible for Result
Ownership of Outcomes
The Line
Powerfu...
Choose your TEA
Thoughts
Emotions
Actions
MYTH # 2
ANGER IS A BAD
EMOTION
There are no bad emotions
Every emotion has positive biological benefits
when experienced and expressed in the
moment.
• A...
Depression
Anger is an energetic emotion
Take Off
Slow Down
Cool Down
RATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Unhelpful Ways of
Dealing with Anger
Ignoring anger
Being
aggressive
Passive
aggression
Not
communicating
Anger Management Training
We offer a customised Conflict Coaching
program to help you to avoid the negative
effects of ang...
Life’s too short to be unhappy
Change something
Follow me
@medi8_1
au.linkedin.com/in/joannelaw/
www.medi8.com.au
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If you have a problem with anger you've probably got people on your case telling you that you should do Anger Management training. If you're resisting the advice this presentation covers the benefits to you in getting your anger under control. There is strong evidence that frequent and / or intense anger does you physical harm. Plus it's impossible to be happy and angry at the same time. Learning Anger Management allows you more time to feel enjoyable emotions. If you're not happy ... change something.

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  1. 1. Anger Management Stop damaging yourself and your relationships with uncontrolled anger and aggression. © Skillshare Pty Ltd 2013
  2. 2. Joanne Law • Collaborative Coach • Conflict Coach • Mediator • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (in training) • Really good at emotional state control au.linkedin.com/in/joannelaw/
  3. 3. My mission: Reduce and Resolve Conflict and Increase flow
  4. 4. Lets start with a quick diagnostic
  5. 5. Why learn Anger Management? Do any of these apply to you? • You have intense anger that feeds aggression • You feel anger and irritation every day • You repress your anger and feel guilty about it • Your anger is damaging your relationships • Your anger gets you in trouble at work • Your anger gets you in trouble with the law
  6. 6. Anger doesn’t just affect the person you are angry at.
  7. 7. W Why is holding anger harmful? What happens when you get angry?
  8. 8. Anger triggers your Autonomic Nervous system Fight Flight
  9. 9. Your immune system is suppressed
  10. 10. Your heart rate and blood pressure increases. If this happens frequently your arteries harden and your heart can be damaged.
  11. 11. Your digestive system is suppressed increasing the risk of Ulcers and Bowel Cancer
  12. 12. Your mental focus narrows and becomes rigid. Problem Solving is impaired.
  13. 13. Chronic Anger or Stress causes harm Anger triggers your sympathetic nervous system which shuts down all functions not needed for immediate survival.
  14. 14. Your body needs time with the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system activated for growth, healthy circulation and digestion.
  15. 15. System / Function Bodies Response / Effects Long term effects Circulatory System Increases constriction, rate and output of your heart Hardening of the arteries, elevated blood pressure, heart damage Digestive System Decreases digestion Gastrointestinal problems like ulcers and cancer Endocrine System Releases norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol Damage to the endocrine system e.g liver, kidneys, adrenal glands Immune System Suppressed Lower protection from cancer and infection Energy System Increased release of glucose and/or fat into the blood stream Damage to artery walls, liver and kidneys Nervous System Changes in focus / attention, Difficulty focusing, problem solving, anxiety, depression Anger affects all the systems in your body
  16. 16. What causes anger? The unwanted actions of another person who you feel is being disrespectful, demeaning, threatening or neglectful.
  17. 17. MYTH # 1 OTHER PEOPLE MAKE ME ANGRY
  18. 18. People don’t get in your head, you only imagine them in.
  19. 19. You see, feel or hear something Thoughts: Conscious or Automatic Emotions: based on thoughts Actions: based on feelings ANTs: Automatic Negative Thoughts Your mental filtersPastEmotions
  20. 20. You can control your thoughts and emotions The pay off: • Ability to avoid or snap out of negative emotional states • Ability to see the reality of the situation not distorted by mental filters and Automatic Negative Thoughts • The power that comes from living above the line
  21. 21. Blame others Excuse yourself Deny it Accountable for Actions Responsible for Result Ownership of Outcomes The Line PowerfulPowerless
  22. 22. Choose your TEA Thoughts Emotions Actions
  23. 23. MYTH # 2 ANGER IS A BAD EMOTION
  24. 24. There are no bad emotions Every emotion has positive biological benefits when experienced and expressed in the moment. • Anger warns us that we are threatened or disrespected. • Anger is an active emotion that can help us to speak our mind or make changes • Anger helps us not to settle for less than we deserve
  25. 25. Depression Anger is an energetic emotion Take Off Slow Down Cool Down RATIONAL BEHAVIOR
  26. 26. Unhelpful Ways of Dealing with Anger Ignoring anger Being aggressive Passive aggression Not communicating
  27. 27. Anger Management Training We offer a customised Conflict Coaching program to help you to avoid the negative effects of anger • Learn to example and change your “mental filters” • Learn how to change ANT’s (Automatic Negative Thoughts) into CAT’s (Conscious Alternative Thoughts) • Learn how to instantly snap out of a negative emotional state
  28. 28. Life’s too short to be unhappy
  29. 29. Change something Follow me @medi8_1 au.linkedin.com/in/joannelaw/ www.medi8.com.au

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