Learn the basic concepts, tools and habits you need to control your anger and calm the “beast within.”
Build stronger, more fulfilling relationships with family, friends, co-workers and employers with this course on Anger Management.
· Identify the Anger Cycle
· Commit to Being Anger-Free for 24 Hours
· Learn About Your Anger Style
· Discover the True Cost of Anger
· Develop New Habits to Bypass Your Anger Triggers
Create New Neural Pathways In Your Brain
The latest research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective tool in combating the negative effects of Anger. In this course you will learn specific CBT techniques that will help you regulate and control anger triggers and impulses. As you master the techniques in this course you will be creating new neural pathways in your brain. This course will help you physically change how your brain operates simply by applying your willpower and your brain in tandem toward a shared goal: Anger Management.
Content and Overview
With this course I’ve distilled hours and hours of experience working with clients down to 24 lectures that cover everything you need to know about controlling and managing your anger. You’ll explore the role anger plays in your life – good and bad. You’ll examine the different ways anger can manifest itself (hint: it’s not always about screaming and trashing hotel rooms). You’ll learn how we distort reality in ways that feed our anger… and how to combat those distortions.
When you’ve completed this course you’ll be equipped to “get in front of” your anger and use it to feed the fires of creativity and competition instead of letting your anger burn you, and those around you, down to the ground.
Each short video has a real-world “homework” assignment that should take about a week to complete.
To know where you're going, you first have to find out where you are. By Making an Inventory you find out where your are and can gauge your progress.
Understanding the Anger Cycle is the first step toward taking control of your anger.
Use this simple acronym as a quick "time out" in stressful situations.
Become conscious of your thoughts and feelings. It's harder than you think... but worth it!
Learn how to identify your particular "anger style" and discover tools to transform that anger into something positive.
Life is full of potential anger triggers... some deserved, some unexpected. Learn how to deal with them all.
The opposite of the Anger Cycle. Become your own biggest, "bestest", influence.
Learn the differences between aggressive, passive, and assertive communication styles.
Use these imaginative, relaxation techniques to circumvent your anger triggers.
Discover how anger can distort reality and how we distort reality to feed our anger.
When we act out from a place of anger it's easy to blame others for our actions. Learn how to have a feeling (anger) and how we can choose our actions without blaming others.
Learn how these two communication techniques can backfire and how to transform them into a positive communication skill.
Learn how easy it is to blow things out of proportion, what that can do to your anger triggers and how to combat this habit in the future.
Another perception habit that can trigger your anger. Learn how to turn this negative habit into a positive, repeatable communication skill.
A cousin to "overgeneralizing" and "magnifying," labeling is easily converted into a positive communication skill.
Not all of our anger is based on "reality." Learn how we sabotage ourselves and our efforts at controlling our anger by jumping to conclusions.
You wouldn't buy a car without pricing it out. But what about the costs of losing your temper? You might be surprised at all the "hidden fees" and "service charges" that come from poor anger management.
When we get angry we still have a choice on how we act. Learn how to recognize your anger triggers and choose a more positive, healthy action.
Learn how your anger triggers and responses influence your behavior.
Learn how to be calm and easy with yourself.
You wouldn't grab hold of a clearly marked electric fence, so learn about the "electric fences" in your life and how to avoid them so you won't get "shocked."
Neural pathways are malleable and in this lecture we're learn the steps necessary to change old habits and established neural pathways into new, positive habits with fresh, new neural pathways.
Louisa Link-McDowell is a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) and received a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville.
In addition to her work as a therapist and founder of TherapyCouch.net, Louisa has been advising Fortune 500 companies and major healthcare organizations for the past 25 years.
She is dedicated to helping people achieve greater well-being and improved mental health, and uses a variety of tools and theories in her work. Louisa is married and has two children. She enjoys running with her dog and volunteering in her community.