Anger Management Classes

Do you experience extreme feelings of frustration? Do you see red when something doesn’t go your way? Do you get aggressive and agitated easily? Well, if the answer is yes then you are a potential candidate for anger management classes, but to be sure let’s take a simple test.


Click on this Anger Test link and see how you score.


Anger can manifest itself in numerous ways. Crimes of passion take place because people act impulsively when faced with nerve-racking situations. When you’re angry you lose control of the situation. When you lose control you do things that you normally wouldn’t do and may regret later. People experience anger in varying degrees. While some people repress their anger and deal with it later, others react immediately and vent their frustration on the first thing they come across. Both are potentially dangerous ways to deal with anger. If anger is repressed, a person may get sulky, moody and withdrawn. On the other hand, those who react immediately may use expletives and even resort to physical violence. Repressed anger is sometimes more dangerous than anger that is expressed. This is because pent up emotions can cause nervous breakdowns and lead to sudden disconnected acts of violence much after the incident that caused the anger in the first place occurred.


Every individual comes face-to-face with problems that seem larger than life. This culminates in feelings of helplessness and frustration at the workplace. Organizations and therapists are exploring Anger Management as a means to increase productivity and promote harmony at all levels of the hierarchy. Generally, stress and anger is more visible among line and field employees as compared to middle and upper management levels. Relationships between a husband and wife can also get strained on account of physical and verbal abuse. Abusive relationships are often symptoms of mismanaged anger and dissatisfaction. Anger Management seeks to recognize and control misplaced anger.


Many therapists have begun Anger Management Classes to help people let go of their anger and lead quality lives. These classes should be overseen by Certified Anger Management professionals who teach people certain techniques for controlling and regulating anger and fear.


Effective anger management classes should cover four topics:

  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Assertive Communication
  • Emotional Intelligent


The classes are generally conducted with a group of people who experience similar behavioral disorders. Group activities help prevent feelings of intimidation and discomfiture. If anger gets the better of you, it is to your advantage to enroll in an anger management class. It may just be the turning point in your life.


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

Anger Management Classes available 7 days a week 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


Attention: All Fellow Texas Anger Management Providers

I am the Program Director of the Anger Management Institute of Texas.  We offer anger management services and are located in Houston, Texas


Because of the name of my organization, I frequently receive inquiries from individuals, agencies, and employers throughout the Great State of Texas requesting anger management services.  Since I am located in Houston, I am unable to provide anger management services statewide.  In order to have a resource to which I can refer clients outside the Houston area, I decided to develop an Anger Management Resource Directory for Texas.


I am writing to you to see if you would be interested in adding your business to this directory. The only requirement is that you provide a link back to the Texas Anger Management Resources Directory.  Link exchanges not only help your visitors get valuable resources from your website, they also help increase search engine rankings.  Reciprocal links are best when the sites are related; exchanging links with this directory will be beneficial to your business.


If you are interested in submitting your business listing on the Texas Anger Management Resources Directory, just go to Click on the “Submit Link” item from the main menu and enter your business/website information.  I will be notified of your pending link request.  After reviewing your request and confirming the presence of a reciprocal link on your website, your approved and verified link will be displayed on the directory under the appropriate region/city.


The reciprocal linking code that must appear on your website is as follows:


<a href=”” target=”_blank”>Texas Anger Management Resources Directory</a>


Thank you in advance for participating in this link exchange program.




Gregory A. Kyles

Anger Management Institute of Texas

Anger in the Workplace

Let’s take a look at anger and see what it is, where it comes from, who has it and what we can do about it and how it can affect the workplace.

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary “anger is an intense emotional state induced by displeasure.” As stated by George Anderson, MSW, in his book GAINING CONTROL OF OURSELVES, “anger is a reaction to an inner emotion…it is an energy that serves a purpose by giving people the drive and determination to cope with difficult situations.”

Anger is a response to stress and frustrations which we all face. Stresses are found in all of our lives every day. They cause us to react. Stress and anger are normal and necessary components in our lives. Anger is a secondary emotion which in the basic sense is one method the body uses to protect itself and its needs.

Who in your office is angry? Is it the receptionist at the front desk taking your telephone calls or greeting your clients? Or is it another employee?

Or is it you who may be facing the stress of a heavy work schedule with too many clients and not enough time or did you bring that anger to work with you this morning from another source, for example the mechanic who gave you a large unexpected estimate for an automobile repair?

Anger is a normal state of mind. At some time or other we all get angry. How we handle that anger is what could be healthy or not. If anger causes an inappropriate response such as verbal or physical abuse it is not healthy and if this behavior is recurrent it requires Anger Management Training.

Furthermore, if inappropriate angry responses continue and if your workplace staff or your clients are exposed to this behavior, you may face serious complications such as loss of clients, loss of business and revenue and/or employees, and possible lawsuits by former staff members all of which can lead to additional stress and frustration and more anger.

The Human Resource Departments of many corporations recognize the need for Anger Management Training for their employees who may be involved in recurrent angry situations with clients, co-workers and superiors.

Anger Management programs should include the following components:

1) Anger Control
2) Stress Control
3) Improvement of Communication Skills
4) Enhancement of Emotional Intelligence

These programs are “teaching” programs not therapy. Anger is a learned response (probably learned in early childhood and carried through into adulthood). By teaching new behavioral techniques to cope with anger and stress, by learning to communicate better and by improving emotional intelligence which, again according to George Anderson, “is the ability to understand one’s own feelings and behavior as well as the capacity to sense the feelings and needs of others and to utilize the information in a way that enhances interpersonal relationships,” then we will be able to control inappropriate behavior such as angry outbursts, rage responses, verbal and physical abuse.

And Anger Management Programs can be most successful with those individuals who have the greatest motivation to seek improvement. An employee in your office, faced with termination unless a course is completed in its entirety, can be well motivated.

By Dr. Steven J. Sinert

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

Anger Management Classes available 7 days a week 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