Anger Management Workshop
This course is put together for
the hypnotist to use for individual or group classes.
- Tab 1 – The instructions for getting
started and the suggested materials list needed to work with the group for
mindfulness training and hypnosis inductions.
All of these are included in the course.
- Tab 2 – Outlines the four 1.5 hour
sessions in detail
- Tab 3 – Includes an 85 page 12 module handout that
can be printed and given to your class (Work doc on the CD that comes with
- Tab 4 -The PowerPoint version of the
manual if you want to use PowerPoint. Also on CD.
- Tab 5 – Includes sample letters for
Judges, Probation Officers, lawyers, etc.
Also includes sample of certificate, sign in sheet and brochure. All these are on CD so all you have to do
is change the names.
- Tab 6 – Scripts for hypnosis
- Tab 7 – Information or teaching how
to be assertive without being aggressive or angry
- Tab 8 –
- 7 Techniques in Mindfulness Training
- Lecture covering all 4 sessions
- CD Stress Kills Take 5 and survive to
be copied and given to each participant or can be ordered form Healthy
Visions at 50% discount
- The 3rd CD
is your resource CD all the materials are located on this CD so you can print
for your classes
You will receive a certificate
of completing a workshop on Transforming Anger
The Cycle of Anger
The Trigger Phase
The trigger phase happens when we perceive a threat or loss, and our body prepares to respond. In this phase, there is a subtle change from an individual`s normal/ adaptive state into his stressed state.
The Escalation Phase
In the escalation phase, there is the progressive appearance of the anger response. In this phase, our body prepares for a crisis after perceiving the trigger. This preparation is mostly physical, and is manifested through symptoms like rapid breathing, increased heart rate and raised blood pressure.
The Crisis Phase
As previously mentioned, the escalation phase is progressive, and it is in the crisis phase that the anger reaction reaches its peak. In the crisis phase our body is on full alert, prepared to take action in response to the trigger.
The Recovery Phase
The recovery phase happens when the anger has been spent, or at least controlled, and there is now a steady return to a person`s normal/ adaptive state. In this stage, reasoning and awareness of one`s self returns.
The Depression Phase
The depression phase marks a return to a person`s normal/ adaptive ways. Physically, this stage marks below normal vital signs, such as heart rate, so that the body can recover equilibrium.
Unhelpful Ways of Dealing with Anger
1. DON`T ignore the anger.
2. DON`T keep the anger inside.
3. DON`T get aggressive.
4. Passive- DON`T get passive-aggressive.
DON`T use non-constructive communication styles.
Helpful Ways of Dealing with Anger
- DO acknowledge that you are angry.
- DO calm yourself before you say anything.
- DO speak up, when something is important to you.
DO explain how you`re feeling in a manner that shows ownership and responsibility for your anger.
Elements of a constructive disagreement:
- Solution-focus. The disagreement aims to find a workable compromise at the end of the discussion.
- Mutual Respect. Even if the two parties do not agree with one another, courtesy is always a priority.
- Win-Win Solution. Constructive disagreement is not geared towards getting the one-up on the other person. The premium is always on finding a solution that has benefits for both parties.
- Reasonable Concessions. In constructive disagreement, parties are open to making reasonable concessions for the negotiation to move forward.
- Learning-Focus. Parties in constructive disagreement see conflicts as opportunities to get feedback on how well a system works, so that necessary changes can be made. They also see it as a challenge to be flexible and creative in coming up with solutions for everyone`s gain.
Identifying the Problem
- STEP ONE: Get as much information as you can why the other party is upset.
- STEP TWO: Surface the other person`s position. Reframe this position into a problem statement.
- STEP THREE: Review your own position. State your position in a problem statement as well.
- STEP FOUR: Having heard both positions, define the problem in a mutually acceptable way.
- Note situational factors that can influence the negotiation process. Prepare!
- Communicate clearly and effectively.
- Focus on the process as well as the content.
- Keep an open-mind.
Triple A Approach
Alter: Alter means that you initiate change.
1. Change non-productive habits.
2. Respectfully ask others to change their behaviour and be willing to do the same.
3. Change the way you view a situation.
4. Change the way you react to a situation.
Avoid: Avoid means steering clear of situations that can
make you angry.
1. Steer clear of people who make you upset.
2. Steer clear of your hot buttons.`
3. Remove yourself from a stressful situation immediately.
Accept: Find learning, Seek higher purpose or Vent to a