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Anger management

  2. 2. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Skills needed in dealing with your anger: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a range of feelings including anger </li></ul><ul><li>Identify aggressive acts by self and others </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the potential consequences to self and other from these aggressive acts </li></ul><ul><li>Identify self-destructive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Identify thoughts prior to aggressive acts </li></ul><ul><li>Identify internal cues to feelings of anger </li></ul><ul><li>Develop coping mechanisms for dealing with anger </li></ul><ul><li>Express anger without loss of control </li></ul>
  3. 3. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Identify a range of feelings including anger: </li></ul><ul><li>Embarrassment </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointment </li></ul><ul><li>Jealousy </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Helpless </li></ul><ul><li>Sadness </li></ul><ul><li>Left-out </li></ul>
  4. 4. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>I am in charge of my own feelings: </li></ul><ul><li>I own my feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>It is okay to feel angry. </li></ul><ul><li>Anger is part of being human. </li></ul><ul><li>I learn how to express my anger in helpful ways. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Identify aggressive acts shown by self and others: </li></ul><ul><li>Throw something </li></ul><ul><li>Kick someone or something </li></ul><ul><li>Get in someone’s face </li></ul><ul><li>Shoving, grabbing, hitting </li></ul><ul><li>Break something </li></ul><ul><li>Call someone names </li></ul><ul><li>Give someone a dirty look </li></ul><ul><li>Silent treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Get others to “gang up” </li></ul><ul><li>Spread rumors </li></ul>
  6. 6. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>I choose to feel good about myself through expressing my feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>I express angry feelings in ways that are fair to others and me. </li></ul><ul><li>I use fair words…e.g. “I feel when you” </li></ul>
  7. 7. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>The more I learn to take care of my anger the more powerful I become. </li></ul><ul><li>I need to control what I do with my anger. </li></ul><ul><li>I control how I let my anger out. </li></ul><ul><li>I practice cooling off. </li></ul><ul><li>I watch my thoughts. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Know the difference between anger and aggression . </li></ul><ul><li>Anger is an emotion. It is ok to be angry. </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression is acting out inappropriately and is not ok. Learn to check your aggression and express your anger appropriately. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Ways to Keep Cool: </li></ul><ul><li>Get exercise every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Eat right. </li></ul><ul><li>Get enough sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to relax. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Write about those feelings. </li></ul>
  10. 10. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Ways to Keep Cool: </li></ul><ul><li>Find a quiet place. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a time out. </li></ul><ul><li>Find fun distractions. </li></ul><ul><li>Make good decisions about what you see and hear. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose friends who make you feel good. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to forgive and forget. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Identify potential consequences of your anger to others and yourself…what can that mean for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Physical harm to someone or self </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction of property </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of family/friends </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of job </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of social privileges </li></ul><ul><li>Going to jail </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a bad reputation </li></ul>
  12. 12. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Identify self-destructive behavior…How does that help or hurt you? </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self-talk </li></ul><ul><li>Blaming everyone else </li></ul><ul><li>Taking everything personally </li></ul><ul><li>Assuming </li></ul><ul><li>Overeating, drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Driving recklessly </li></ul><ul><li>Taking drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for fights </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling outraged </li></ul>
  13. 13. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>I stop blaming others and myself. </li></ul><ul><li>Blaming only keeps people upset. </li></ul><ul><li>Blaming is a way of not respecting people. </li></ul><ul><li>I express my feelings and then try to work things out. </li></ul>
  14. 14. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Identify thoughts prior to aggressive acts: </li></ul><ul><li>You did that on purpose… </li></ul><ul><li>You wanted to hurt me… </li></ul><ul><li>You deserve this… </li></ul><ul><li>You never even asked me… </li></ul><ul><li>You’re being unreasonable… </li></ul><ul><li>You think you’re so good… </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll show you… </li></ul><ul><li>You started it… </li></ul><ul><li>There’s no justice… </li></ul>
  15. 15. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Identify internal cues to feelings of anger: </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach gets tight/upset </li></ul><ul><li>Heart is beating faster </li></ul><ul><li>Clenching fists </li></ul><ul><li>Feel myself getting flushed </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure on my temples </li></ul><ul><li>Sweaty palms </li></ul><ul><li>Clenched jaw </li></ul>
  16. 16. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>I don’t have to hold on to my anger. </li></ul><ul><li>I find ways to let it go </li></ul><ul><li>I talk about hurt and angry feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>I look for someone to discuss my anger. </li></ul><ul><li>I discuss my words and actions that hurt others. </li></ul>
  17. 17. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Steps to taming anger </li></ul><ul><li>Know what pushes your buttons. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your body’s anger signs. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop and think! </li></ul><ul><li>Cage your rage…it’s your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what to do. </li></ul>
  18. 18. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>I take power. </li></ul><ul><li>I stand up for myself and others being hurt. </li></ul><ul><li>I learn to defeat negative self-talk. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel good about learning about myself. </li></ul><ul><li>I am strong when I use fair and firm words instead of fists. </li></ul>
  19. 19. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>I remember that people are precious. </li></ul><ul><li>I watch my thoughts, words, and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>I stop hurting people with my words and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>I take ownership of the hurtful things I do and say. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bullying” hurts everyone. </li></ul>
  20. 20. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Calm down </li></ul><ul><li>Name the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Find solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the best solution </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulate yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes if necessary </li></ul>
  21. 21. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Can you identify any of the steps in resolving conflict, controlling your anger and avoiding aggressive behavior? </li></ul><ul><li>Well…(then click) </li></ul>
  22. 22. ANGER MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Calm down </li></ul><ul><li>Show mutual respect </li></ul><ul><li>Name the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Find solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the best solution </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulate yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Review the solution that was picked </li></ul>