Predictions for Professional Anger Management Services in 2009

Well trained, Certified Anger Management Facilitators will enjoy increased international recognition as useful intervention for stress, anger, communication and emotional intelligence.

By George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP

The increase in demand for services will come from the following areas:

· The state of Texas will mandate anger management classes for all middle school students.

· California will require the completion of a 52-week anger management class for all Parolees whose original offence included aggression or violence.

· Most state prisons will implement anger management for inmates with a history of violence.

· The San Francisco Public Defenders office, under the leadership of Attorney Jeff Adachi, will initiate a community-based strategy for addressing gang violence by using anger management as a key component.

· Many states will mandate “civility” training for attorneys following the lead of Illinois.

· California will be the first state to establish standards for Certified Anger Management Facilitators. These standards will be patterned after the current 40 hour training plus 105 hours of internship for Batterers’ Intervention providers in California.

· Human Resource Managers will use their considerable influence to make anger management the intervention of choice for employees who demonstrate problems managing anger.

· Many governmental agencies and businesses refer problem employees to Employee Assistance Programs. Unfortunately, anger management is not one of the Core Skills in the training for EAP Professionals. Therefore, as these professionals acquire knowledge in anger management, they will increase the number of referrals to anger management providers nationwide.

· The Municipal Court for Huntsville, Alabama is the first court in the nation to mandate anger management assessments for “divorcing couples” with children, rather than psychological evaluations. California is presently considering implementing similar requirements in the Superior Courts statewide.

· “Losing It”, the Griff Rhys Jones BBC two part Documentary on anger management, has dramatically increased interest in legitimately trained anger management facilitators in the UK.

· College and University Departments of Judicial Affairs will institute mandated anger management referrals for disruptive students.

· Organized sports will opt for legitimate anger management facilitators who are able to demonstrate the success or lack of success for each participant.

· Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Celebrities, Physicians and other high profile clients will select anger management facilitators who offer individual anger management coaching offered in confidential environment.

In spite of the recession, well trained, Certified Anger Management Facilitators will be able to charge and receive fees ranging from $50 per hour for group sessions and $250 for individual coaching. 2009 will be a great year for the emerging field of anger management.

Anger Management Institute of Texas is a Certified Anderson & Anderson® Provider

Anger Management Classes and Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.
Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
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Anger Management and Emotional Intelligence

The four domains of emotional intelligence are:

·Self-awareness/anger management

·Self-control

·Social Awareness

·Relationship Management

Anger management is actually the key to managing all intense, negative emotions. Emotions determine our styles of communication as well as our ability to make decisions. Anger is a common symptom of stress.

All legitimate anger management classes, as well as Executive Coaching Programs, must include an assessment that is designed to determine the participants level of functioning in managing anger, recognizing and managing stress, preferred styles of communication and the skill level in exhibiting empathy.

Following the non-psychiatric assessment, skill enhancements are provided via individual Coaching or small group facilitation. Both methods of intervention include client workbooks, DVDs, and videos.

Anger management coaching is, and should be, viewed as a positive intervention for people interested in increasing their emotional intelligence.

By George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP http://www.andersonservices.com/

Anger Management Institute of Texas is a certified Anderson & Anderson ® provider.

Anger Management Classes and Anger Management – Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.

Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
http://www.ami-tx.com
http://www.ami-tx.org
https://gregorykyles.wordpress.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorykyles
http://www.myspace.com/anger_management_expert

Recession Increases the Demand for Anger Management Services

As our economy continues to decline, there is a dramatic increase in referrals to anger management coaching programs. It is generally recognized that stress is rampant among persons who have lost jobs, faced foreclosures and other consequences of a down economy. The holiday period exacerbates these stresses.

Anger is a secondary emotion that is always preceded by some other emotion. Generally, it is stress that precedes anger. As we become overloaded with stress, or become burned out, our potential for person-directed anger tends to lead to aggressive behavior.

In contrast to previous holiday periods, this holiday season is generating an unprecedented number of men who are mandated to attend anger management classes or coaching by their significant others. These clients tend to be highly motivated to change as they see their relationships are at risk.

While anger is a normal human emotion, it is a problem when:

·It impacts, damages or destroys interpersonal relationships

·Occurs too frequently

·Lasts too long

·Is too intense

·Has health consequences

Anger management coaching on an individual basis is more effective and focused than any intervention that is offered in groups. Some experienced, well-established anger management coaches are offering these services on-site nationwide.

By George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP http://www.andersonservices.com

Anger Management Institute of Texas is a Certified Anderson & Anderson® Provider

Anger Management Classes and Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.

Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
http://www.ami-tx.com
http://www.ami-tx.org
https://gregorykyles.wordpress.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorykyles
http://www.myspace.com/anger_management_expert

Need Help With Your Anger?

When was the last time you felt really angry? Has it been a month, week, a day, yesterday, an hour ago or do you just feel angry all the time?

 

Anger is not tangible. It’s not something you can get hold of with your bare hands and toss away. Anger may be a symptom of stress, depression, childhood memories or feelings of low self-esteem. Some people actually take a perverse pleasure in anger because possibly it’s the only time they feel in control of the situation. Anger gives them a high and a sensation of power especially when people are terrified of their tempers.

 

Anger is not confined to a particular type of person. Everybody gets angry at sometime or the other. However, the responses and reactions to anger vary from person to person. Why is it that some people rave and rant when angry and others are able to maintain some semblance of composure even if boiling inside? Well, a lot of it depends on our family background, the company we keep and our ability to adjust to everyday stress and pressures. If we come from a household where people scream and yell to make a point, it’s quite possible we’ll end up doing the same if faced with a difficult situation. This is because we subconsciously pick up behavioral patterns and traits from our immediate surroundings. 

 

Impulsive people are more prone to expressing anger rather violently. They act before they think and repent in leisure. Have you ever had a boss who flings files when he’s angry? Perhaps, you’re one of those employees who everybody avoids because your temper scares the living daylights out of them. Does your partner leave town each time you show signs of throwing a fit? If you find yourself flying off the handle at the least sign of provocation, you might want to consider getting help with anger.

 

Help With Anger: If you want to quit interrupting your progress at work and at the domestic front because of bouts of rage, seek help with anger. Anger destroys and devastates. People have recognized the need to start anger management programs to deal with anger related issues. Numerous local social and volunteer groups have begun these programs. They are conducted in groups or on a one-to-one basis. Group therapy involves people facing similar issues expressing feelings, thoughts and experiences. Hypnosis is also advocated by many therapists as a means to control anger. If you don’t want to seek help with your local groups, going online is also a solution. Several online anger management courses are available if you’re not comfortable speaking to people about your issues. Yoga is also a great way to de-stress and unwind as it follows the principles of calm and composure in adverse circumstances. Reading self-help books covering anger related behavioral issues can help to an extent.

 

Help with Anger through Stress Management: There is no escape from stress. However, we can’t let stress build up to a point that anger or even rage takes over. Stress management is closely related to anger management. If you can learn to manage stress effectively, anger related issues get resolved automatically. Stress can be managed effectively through a combination of techniques like laughter therapy, meditation, listening to soothing music, watching television and going on a vacation with family and friends. We can certainly minimize what we can’t eliminate altogether. Minimizing stress through successful stress management techniques is a step towards managing and controlling anger.

 

 Effective stress management skills can be learned in an anger management program, for more information visit http://www.ami-tx.com.

 

Anger Management Institute of Texas is a certified Anderson & Anderson ® provider.

 

Anger Management Classes and Anger Management – Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.

 

Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
http://www.ami-tx.com

http://www.ami-tx.org
https://gregorykyles.wordpress.com
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http://www.myspace.com/anger_management_expert

 

Economic Crises Fuels Stress and Anger

One of the unfortunate consequences of the tragedy of 9/11 was a nationwide increase in the incidence of anger, stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Research conducted by the Rand Corporation and the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA Medical Center indicated that the impact of this disaster on vulnerable persons was the same, independent of the proximity to New York or Washington, D.C.

The current worldwide economic crisis is having the same impact as 9/11. Mental health providers, certified anger management providers and family medicine practitioners in the U.S., Canada and Europe are reporting an increase in all of the disorders mentioned above.

Stress is so widespread that even clergy and the faith based community is opting to have select members of their congregations trained and certified in anger management, stress, management, communication and emotional intelligence.

The San Francisco the Pubic Defender, Jeff Adachi, has concluded that the role of the public defender should also include violence prevention and anger management for at-risk youth.

Stress is a common system that serves to create or exacerbate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

Unlike anxiety, depression, substance abuse and PTSD, anger is not a mental or emotional disorder and is not responsive to counseling, psychotherapy or psychotropic medication. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association maintain that unhealthy anger is a lifestyle issue and therefore not a subject of interest to the APA.

The most appropriate intervention for problem anger, stress, aggressive communication and rage is anger management. Certified Anger Management Facilitators are trained to provide non-psychiatric assessments designed to determine a clients’ level of functioning in recognizing and managing anger, recognizing and managing stress, styles of communication and emotional intelligence. Following the assessment, the client is given a workbook and skill enhancement assignment in all of the areas mentioned above.

For a list of Certified Anger Management Facilitators, click here.

By George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF http://www.andersonservices.com

Anger Management Institute of Texas is a Certified Anderson & Anderson® Provider

Anger Management Classes and Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.
Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
http://www.ami-tx.com
http://www.ami-tx.org
https://gregorykyles.wordpress.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorykyles
http://www.myspace.com/anger_management_expert

Learn to Manage Your Anger

Feelings and emotions just happen to us. We cannot rid ourselves of them. All we can do is control the way they influence our lives. The same rule applies to anger. We cannot wish it away but we can manage the way it powers our lives and those around us.

 

Anger ranges from anything between a mild irritation to a full blown temper tantrum. When we are angry we experience a rush of adrenaline to our veins. Certain people also experience a tightening of the jaw, gnashing of teeth and clenching of fists. These are some of our physical responses to anger. Anger, like any other emotion is neither good nor bad. It’s just there and it’s something we need to deal with. The problem occurs when we find it difficult or impossible to manage or regulate our anger.

 

Being cool and calm when faced with a storm is imperative especially at the workplace. The equations at an office change daily. One day sees you as the blue eyed boy at work. The next day you may be pulled up for something that isn’t your fault. Everyday brings in its wake new challenges and struggles. We get angry because we decide that certain things are unfair. But then not everything in life is fair.

 

Managing anger is an indicator of your ability to deal with stress and pressure. Employees have lost promotions because they failed to deal with a crisis in a dignified manner. Managers who fly off the handle when faced with a calamity fail to retain their staff. Nobody likes to work in an organization where tempers are on a short fuse and everybody’s screaming all the time. Marriages disintegrate because of anger issues. Domestic violence is on the rise thanks to this most primitive of all human emotions. 

 

Managing Anger: Desperate situations call for desperate measures. If you find yourself raising your hand each time you feel angry you need to seek help. Now!!!

 

Managing anger is crucial for your mental and physical well-being. Many experts say that the first step to managing anger is recognizing it as it occurs. When we are angry we need to acknowledge it. Next, we need to understand why we are angry. Is it something that we can control? Has something fallen short of our expectations? Do we feel that something is unfair? Once you take the time to understand the reason for your anger you will be able to see things in a new light. Then all you need to do is to shift the focus away from your anger and concentrate on finding a solution to the problem. By the time you’ve done this you’ll find your anger fading away. What’s more you can give yourself brownie points for tackling the situation without bursting at the seams.

 

Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga and meditation have been advocated by many researchers to manage anger. Enrolling in an anger management class is also an option for those who experience violent fits of rage. Expressing feelings and stating needs are good exercises to release pent-up frustrations.

 

Managing Anger through Assertive Communication: Assertive communication involves sticking to your convictions while communicating without being offensive. When we are angry we say things that we wouldn’t have said otherwise. Many of these things hurt the people who are close to us. You have to learn to convey thoughts without appearing rude and opinionated. Being angry does not give us the right to fire expletives and attack the opposite person. An aggressive communicator will create arguments rather than find solutions. Passive communicators fail to stand up for themselves and come across as weak and timid. An assertive communicator on the other hand will not let himself be bullied nor will bully someone else. Assertiveness is the key to expressing anger in an effective manner. Hence, managing anger through assertive communication has become the need of the hour. 

 

 Anger Management Institute of Texas is a certified Anderson & Anderson ® provider.

 

Anger Management Classes and Anger Management – Executive Coaching available in Houston, Texas.

 

Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
http://www.ami-tx.com

http://www.ami-tx.org
https://gregorykyles.wordpress.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorykyles
http://www.myspace.com/anger_management_expert


Assertive Communication Tips for Those Who Manage Others

  1. Be Civil: Speak honestly without meanness, viciousness or attack.
  2. Be empathetic and positive: Emphasize outcome and solutions. Choose your words to elevate and  empower your employees. Examine problems and hold your employers and yourself accountable, not  for blame, but for finding solutions.
  3. Speak clearly: Be straightforward, direct, and open.
  4. Listen carefully: Listen to others more than you speak. Listen as though you will be tested on understanding their words.
  5. Be honest: Speak with precision, exactness, and adherence to facts. Be balanced in your use of facts. Observe contextual correctness. Be informative and substantive.
  6. Keep and maintain awareness of the following perspectives: yours, theirs, and that of a neutral party.

The above skills can be practiced and enhanced over time, and they will increase the participants’ overall emotional intelligence while reducing the potential for conflict.

By George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP http://www.andersonservices.com/

 “Anger Management Institute of Texas is a certified Anderson & Anderson provider.”

Gregory A. Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers
http://www.ami-tx.com
http://www.ami-tx.org
https://gregorykyles.wordpress.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorykyles