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Anger managemenT
Harry L. Morgan, M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH10635)
Board Certified Psychotherapist, Di...
1450 59th Street West, Unit 101
Bradenton, FL 34209
Ronald Aung-Din, MD
Neurology ~ Psychiatry
3501 Cattlemen Road, Suite A
Sarasota, FL 34232
Anger	management	is	the	process	of	
learning	to	recognize	signs	that	you	are	
becoming	angry,	and	taking	action	to	calm	
d...
Course Objectives
Understand…
• The Types of Anger
• The Consequences of Anger
• The Expressions of Anger
• The Roots of A...
Course Objectives
Assess…
• Your Level of Anger
• Your Type of Anger
Learn…
• Skills to Control Destructive Anger
• Skills...
Course Objectives
Receive
• Support, Ideas and Feedback from each other
ANGER MANAGEMENT
TRAINING
Famous Quotes:
“Anybody can become angry — that is
easy, but to be angry with the right person
a...
ANGER MANAGEMENT
TRAINING
Famous Quotes:
“Anger deprives a sage of his wisdom, a prophet
of his vision.”
― Talmud
“A perso...
ANGER MANAGEMENT
TRAINING
Famous Quotes:
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘you
shall not murder, and whoe...
1. Anger is Inherited
2. Anger automatically leads to Aggression
3. Aggression is necessary for success in life
4. Anger i...
Anger
is	one	letter	short
of
D..A..N..G..E..R!
What is Anger?
Medical definitions:
“Extreme displeasure or exasperation in reaction to
a person, a situation, or an objec...
What is Anger?
Psychological definitions:
“Anger is an emotion characterized by
antagonism toward someone or
something you...
What is Anger?
Psychological definitions:
“A psychobiological emotional state consisting of feelings
varying in intensity ...
ANGER
A Secondary Emotion
The internal emotion felt by the individual
ANGER
The external
emotion
observed by
others
Hurt (...
What is Anger?
A. Hebrew:
B. Latin:
ǎp̄h = anger; face; nose; (dual) nostrils,
idea of snorting
angere = to hurt
What is Anger?
C. Greek:
Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry (orge), and sin not; neither let
not the sun go dawn upon your wrath (pa...
• Chronic anger, which is prolonged, can impact the immune
system and be the cause of other mental disorders
• Passive ang...
Passive Aggressive Anger
• I hide my hostility by seeming to be nice to someone I dislike, and am unable to be
honest with...
types of Anger
Rage Resentment Indignation
q seeks to do wrong q seeks to hide wrong q seeks to correct wrongs
q seeks to ...
~ Isaiah 5:20-25
~ Romans 1:16-18
2 Thessalonians 2:9–10 The coming of the lawless one is
according to the working of Sata...
~ Genesis 3
~ Genesis 6-8
~ Genesis 18-19
~ Exodus 7-12
~ Exodus 32
~ Leviticus 32
~ John 2:14
~ Revelation 6-19
~ Mark 3:5
~ Mark 10:13-14
~ Proverbs 31:8, 9
ANGER	can	be	GOOD
The	positive	aspects	of	
anger	are	that	you	have	
increased	energy,	are	
able	to	communicate	
your	feeli...
When:
• Felt too intensely
• Felt too frequently
• Expressed inappropriately
• Results in negative consequences
• Results ...
“Fight or Flight” Reaction:
Health Problems
Anger	doesn’t	make	the	“blood	boil” or	your	eyes	“see	red”.	But	it	does	cause	...
Psychological Problems
Depression
Resentment
Distorted Thinking
Delusional Thinking
Explosive Anger Disorder
Effects of un...
Social Problems
Effects of uncontrolled Anger
Displaced anger
Divorce
Poor
CommunicationDrugs & Alcohol
Broken Relationshi...
Property Damage
Addictions
Financial Problems
Effects of uncontrolled Anger
Effects of uncontrolled Anger
Domestic abuse
& other
antisocial violent behaviors
Criminal Problems
Sexual abuse
Shoplifti...
• Anger = Feeling
• Aggression = Action
• Anger is an emotion. It maybe ok to be angry
• Aggression is acting out inapprop...
Session 4
Causes of Destructive Anger
Biochemical Causes
• Lead poisoning
• Drug interaction
• Substance abuse
• Smoking cessation
Causes of Destructive Anger
Diseases Contributing to Anger
• Cancer
• Thyroid Disease
• Kidney Disease
• Heart Disease
• P...
Causes of Destructive Anger
Neurological Causes of Anger
• Brain Ischemia
• Epilepsy
• Organic Personality Syndrome
• Prem...
If an external force is strong enough to either fracture the cranial
bones, or an internal rotational force occurs due to ...
Causes of Destructive Anger
Medications Contributing to Anger
• BuSpare
• BuSpare Dividose
• Buspirone
• Buspirone Hydroch...
Causes of Destructive Anger
Psychological Causes of Anger
• Borderline Personality Disorder
• Childhood Depression
• Bipol...
Causes of Destructive Anger
Spiritual Causes of Anger
• Shame
• Guilt
• Pride
• Demonic
Triggers of Anger
External
• Specific person (co-workers or supervisor)
• Event (traffic jam, canceled concert or flight,
...
Assessing Anger
State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory
Spielberger, Charles D., University of South Florida
– Understandin...
Although the brain comprises only 2% of our weight, it
manages 98% of our functions, directly or indirectly, and
is highly...
Angry feelings arising in the amygdala are normally cooled by activity
in the frontal cortex, part of the thinking region ...
Anger & the Brain
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Identify Your Primary Emotion
The internal emotion felt by the individual
ANGER
The external
emotion
observed by
others
Hu...
Identify	stressors	and	learn	
stress-management	
techniques	and	relaxation	
skills.
Take	steps	to	establish	
real	communic...
Controlling Destructive Anger
Anger Drugs: Possible Options
The type of drugs prescribed will depend on individual
circums...
Developing healthy Anger
UNhealthy responses to unhealthy Anger
Attack:
Retreat:
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
1. Acknowledge your own feelings
Ø What is your primary emotion?
Ø Does this person o...
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
2. Define the problem
Ø What is the conflict about?
Ø Is this conflict reoccurring?
Ø...
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
3. Seek to understand the heart & mind
of the other person
Ø Why is the conflict impo...
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
4. Seek to build trust
Ø How do they know I want their peace
and success?
Ø What is t...
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
5. Set a goal of “win – win” solutions
Ø Am I willing to defer to those who
disagree ...
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
6. Set time limits
Ø Can you both agree to a time limit?
Ø Can you both agree to revi...
healthy responses to unhealthy Anger
7. Seek Counsel
Ø Are both of you willing to seek godly
counsel?
Ø Are both of you wi...
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http://TRUTHtransforms.com
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Anger Management from a Biblical Perspective

This lecture was presented to the Network of Christian Counselors. It includes the types, consequences, expressions and roots or causes of anger. In addition, the lecture provides practical skills for controlling destructive anger and healthy responses to the anger of another person.

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Anger Management from a Biblical Perspective

  1. 1. Sponsored by
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  3. 3. Harry L. Morgan, M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D. Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH10635) Board Certified Psychotherapist, Diplomate (APA) Qualified Supervisor MHC Certified Forensic Mental Health Examiner Certified Expert Witness in State & Federal Courts Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist Certified Domestic Violence & Anger Management Specialist Pastor-Teacher of Faith Bible Church Biblical Counseling Center Bradenton & Sarasota, FL Presenter
  4. 4. 1450 59th Street West, Unit 101 Bradenton, FL 34209
  5. 5. Ronald Aung-Din, MD Neurology ~ Psychiatry 3501 Cattlemen Road, Suite A Sarasota, FL 34232
  6. 6. Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you are becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in positive an effective ways. Anger management is not about keeping you from feeling anger or holding anger in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this. Reference: www.mayoclinic.org/.../PRC-20014603
  7. 7. Course Objectives Understand… • The Types of Anger • The Consequences of Anger • The Expressions of Anger • The Roots of Anger • The Brain and Anger • Addictions and Anger
  8. 8. Course Objectives Assess… • Your Level of Anger • Your Type of Anger Learn… • Skills to Control Destructive Anger • Skills to Develop Healthy Responses to Anger • To Improve Interpersonal Relationships
  9. 9. Course Objectives Receive • Support, Ideas and Feedback from each other
  10. 10. ANGER MANAGEMENT TRAINING Famous Quotes: “Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.” ― Aristotle: anybody’s Impossible!
  11. 11. ANGER MANAGEMENT TRAINING Famous Quotes: “Anger deprives a sage of his wisdom, a prophet of his vision.” ― Talmud “A person’s character is recognized by 3 things: by his cup (i.e. how much he drinks), by his purse (i.e. how much he gives to charity) and by his anger.” ― Midrash
  12. 12. ANGER MANAGEMENT TRAINING Famous Quotes: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘you shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘you fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” ― Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:21–22
  13. 13. 1. Anger is Inherited 2. Anger automatically leads to Aggression 3. Aggression is necessary for success in life 4. Anger is always Good 5. Anger is always Wrong 6. Suppressing anger is always desirable
  14. 14. Anger is one letter short of D..A..N..G..E..R!
  15. 15. What is Anger? Medical definitions: “Extreme displeasure or exasperation in reaction to a person, a situation, or an object. Anger is instrumental in mobilizing and enhancing the ability to respond to adverse situations; for that reason, it may be essential to survival in some situations. Occasionally, anger may be a reaction to disease or dying and may be directed toward friends or family and those responsible for a patient’s medical care.” Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
  16. 16. What is Anger? Psychological definitions: “Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.” Kazdin, Alan E., (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology American Psychological Association French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, taught that aggression results as a psychological defense against threats of fragmentation. Jacques Lacan, Écrits, “Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis” trans. Alan Sheridan (New York: W. W. Norton, 1977), pp. 8–29.
  17. 17. What is Anger? Psychological definitions: “A psychobiological emotional state consisting of feelings varying in intensity from mild irritation or annoyance to intense fury and rage, accompanied by activation of neuroendocrine processes and arousal of the autonomic nervous system.” State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, Spielberger, Charles D., University of South Florida DSM-V diagnostic manual does not include excessive anger as a diagnosable disorder.
  18. 18. ANGER A Secondary Emotion The internal emotion felt by the individual ANGER The external emotion observed by others Hurt (wounds) Frustration (blocked goals) Grief (loss of love object) Depression (anger turned inward) Fear (perceived threat) Guilt (negative response to perceived wrong-doing) Shame (self-condemnation) Humiliation (faults revealed for purpose of destruction) Love (threat to a love object)
  19. 19. What is Anger? A. Hebrew: B. Latin: ǎp̄h = anger; face; nose; (dual) nostrils, idea of snorting angere = to hurt
  20. 20. What is Anger? C. Greek: Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry (orge), and sin not; neither let not the sun go dawn upon your wrath (parogismos).” thumos = RAGE parorgismos = RESENTMENT orge = INDIGNATION Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness (pikria) and wrath (thumos), and anger (orge),and clamor (krauge) and evil speaking (blasphemia), be put away from you, with all malice (kakia)."
  21. 21. • Chronic anger, which is prolonged, can impact the immune system and be the cause of other mental disorders • Passive anger, which doesn’t always come across as anger and can be difficult to identify • Overwhelmed anger, which is caused by life demands that are too much for an individual to cope with • Self-inflicted anger, which is directed toward the self and may be caused by feelings of guilt and shame • Judgmental anger, which is directed toward others and may come with feelings of resentment or projection of guilt • Volatile anger, which involves sometimes-spontaneous bouts of excessive or violent anger types of Anger
  22. 22. Passive Aggressive Anger • I hide my hostility by seeming to be nice to someone I dislike, and am unable to be honest with the person. • I say I agree with something but don't follow through because I really don't agree with it. • I quietly manipulate to get my own way after voicing a completely different opinion, just to keep the peace. • I try to please people by agreeing to their plan of action, yet actually doing the opposite. • I act one way, which is true to my inner feelings, yet say another. • I am out of touch with my inner feelings; the only way to know how I feel about something is to observe my behavior, don't trust my words. • I hate something or someone but am afraid of letting my true feelings show. • I feel pressured to act or believe in a certain way when I really don't want to. • I avoid conflict at all cost by giving in to others, then procrastinate and never do what I agreed to do. • I am angry but afraid to show my anger, so I quietly take my revenge by doing the opposite types of Anger
  23. 23. types of Anger Rage Resentment Indignation q seeks to do wrong q seeks to hide wrong q seeks to correct wrongs q seeks to destroy people q seeks to destroy people q seeks to destroy evil q seeks vengeance q seeks vengeance q seeks justice q is guided by selfishness q is guided by cowardice q is guided by mercy q uses open warfare q uses guerrilla warfare q is transparent & humble q defends itself q defends the status quo q defends the other person q are forbidden by God q are forbidden by God q Is required by God
  24. 24. ~ Isaiah 5:20-25 ~ Romans 1:16-18 2 Thessalonians 2:9–10 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  25. 25. ~ Genesis 3 ~ Genesis 6-8 ~ Genesis 18-19 ~ Exodus 7-12 ~ Exodus 32 ~ Leviticus 32 ~ John 2:14 ~ Revelation 6-19
  26. 26. ~ Mark 3:5 ~ Mark 10:13-14 ~ Proverbs 31:8, 9
  27. 27. ANGER can be GOOD The positive aspects of anger are that you have increased energy, are able to communicate your feelings, able to solve your problems and can take charge of the situation.
  28. 28. When: • Felt too intensely • Felt too frequently • Expressed inappropriately • Results in negative consequences • Results in harming others • Results in guilt and shame ANGER can be BAD
  29. 29. “Fight or Flight” Reaction: Health Problems Anger doesn’t make the “blood boil” or your eyes “see red”. But it does cause certain changes in the body. Here’s what happens: Ø ADRENALINE and other chemicals pour into the bloodstream. Ø THE HEART pumps faster. Ø BLOOD PRESSURE rises. Ø BLOODFLOW quickens. Ø MUSCLE tense. IN OTHER WORDS, the body shifts into higher gear, generating energy needed for action. Learn how this energy can work to your advantage or disadvantage. Effects of uncontrolled Anger
  30. 30. Psychological Problems Depression Resentment Distorted Thinking Delusional Thinking Explosive Anger Disorder Effects of uncontrolled Anger Self-mutilation Borderline Personality Disorder
  31. 31. Social Problems Effects of uncontrolled Anger Displaced anger Divorce Poor CommunicationDrugs & Alcohol Broken Relationships Bullying
  32. 32. Property Damage Addictions Financial Problems Effects of uncontrolled Anger
  33. 33. Effects of uncontrolled Anger Domestic abuse & other antisocial violent behaviors Criminal Problems Sexual abuse Shoplifting Murder Arson
  34. 34. • Anger = Feeling • Aggression = Action • Anger is an emotion. It maybe ok to be angry • Aggression is acting out inappropriately and is not ok. Learn to check your aggression and express your anger appropriately
  35. 35. Session 4
  36. 36. Causes of Destructive Anger Biochemical Causes • Lead poisoning • Drug interaction • Substance abuse • Smoking cessation
  37. 37. Causes of Destructive Anger Diseases Contributing to Anger • Cancer • Thyroid Disease • Kidney Disease • Heart Disease • Parkinson’s Disease • Alzheimer’s
  38. 38. Causes of Destructive Anger Neurological Causes of Anger • Brain Ischemia • Epilepsy • Organic Personality Syndrome • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy • Tuberculosis Sclerosis • Traumatic Brain Injury
  39. 39. If an external force is strong enough to either fracture the cranial bones, or an internal rotational force occurs due to impact causing the brain to hit or scrape against the inside of the skull, the brain will tear and/or neurons will be damaged and we will change. Causes of Destructive Anger
  40. 40. Causes of Destructive Anger Medications Contributing to Anger • BuSpare • BuSpare Dividose • Buspirone • Buspirone Hydrochloride • Desyrel • Desyrel Dividose • Neurosine • Trazodone
  41. 41. Causes of Destructive Anger Psychological Causes of Anger • Borderline Personality Disorder • Childhood Depression • Bipolar disorder • Depression • Severe Depression • Mania • Oppositional Defiant Disorder • Psychological Addiction
  42. 42. Causes of Destructive Anger Spiritual Causes of Anger • Shame • Guilt • Pride • Demonic
  43. 43. Triggers of Anger External • Specific person (co-workers or supervisor) • Event (traffic jam, canceled concert or flight, talking trash about your family, etc.) Internal • Anxieties over personal problems • Memories of traumatic events
  44. 44. Assessing Anger State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory Spielberger, Charles D., University of South Florida – Understanding anger in ·children ·adolescents ·adults – Assessing for physical and emotional symptoms of problem anger – Using an anger evaluation tool
  45. 45. Although the brain comprises only 2% of our weight, it manages 98% of our functions, directly or indirectly, and is highly complex in its organization.
  46. 46. Angry feelings arising in the amygdala are normally cooled by activity in the frontal cortex, part of the thinking region of the brain. However, in some severely depressed people a lack of both recognition and control of anger, can lead to violent rage.
  47. 47. Anger & the Brain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  48. 48. Identify Your Primary Emotion The internal emotion felt by the individual ANGER The external emotion observed by others Hurt (wounds) Frustration (blocked goals) Grief (loss of love object) Depression (anger turned inward) Fear (perceived threat) Guilt (negative response to perceived wrong-doing) Shame (self-condemnation) Humiliation (faults revealed for purpose of destruction) Love (threat to a love object) Controlling Destructive Anger
  49. 49. Identify stressors and learn stress-management techniques and relaxation skills. Take steps to establish real communication skills. Identify the emotional baggage from childhood issues. Learn to recognize your body’s reactions to anger. Learn to state your true feelings. Attempt to see things from the other person’s perspective. Controlling Destructive Anger
  50. 50. Controlling Destructive Anger Anger Drugs: Possible Options The type of drugs prescribed will depend on individual circumstances and take into account other diagnoses. Possible options include: • Prozac or other antidepressants • Benzodiazepines known to treat anxiety, such as Klonopin • Lithium or other mood stabilizing medications
  51. 51. Developing healthy Anger
  52. 52. UNhealthy responses to unhealthy Anger Attack: Retreat:
  53. 53. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 1. Acknowledge your own feelings Ø What is your primary emotion? Ø Does this person or situation remind you of someone or something else in your life? Ø What is your level of anger?
  54. 54. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 2. Define the problem Ø What is the conflict about? Ø Is this conflict reoccurring? Ø What are you and others involved in the conflict hoping to achieve? Are your goals the same or similar?
  55. 55. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 3. Seek to understand the heart & mind of the other person Ø Why is the conflict important to them? Ø What is their level of anger? Ø What do you think is their primary emotion? Ø Have they had conflicts with others?
  56. 56. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 4. Seek to build trust Ø How do they know I want their peace and success? Ø What is their need? Ø Have I asked God to help me in understanding them and appropriately responding to their need? Ø If I am subordinate to the one I have conflict with, can I make an appeal?
  57. 57. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 5. Set a goal of “win – win” solutions Ø Am I willing to defer to those who disagree with me? Ø What is a “win” for both of us? Ø Is praying for God’s wisdom together a consideration? Ø Do I have to be “right”?
  58. 58. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 6. Set time limits Ø Can you both agree to a time limit? Ø Can you both agree to revisit the topic of conflict at another time? Ø Are either of you tired or hungry?
  59. 59. healthy responses to unhealthy Anger 7. Seek Counsel Ø Are both of you willing to seek godly counsel? Ø Are both of you willing to seek God’s will in this matter?
  60. 60. 941-729-6600 http://TRUTHtransforms.com sanctitas@aol.com

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