Learning how to manage and control anger and stress can often be difficult. The AJ Novick Group, in conjunction with Century Anger Management, have created a highly effective model for reducing anger symptoms and increasing ones ability to express these emotions in a more productive and positive way. Participants of our classes, workshops, home study programs, and workplace management programs will all be exposed to the following set of tools. These tools are found in our workbook, “Anger Management for the Twenty-first Century”.
The eight tools of anger management include:
Tool One — Dealing with stress. This tool teaches skills in effective stress management strategies to help reduce physical, mental and emotional signs of stress.
Tool Two — Empathy Development. Teaches skills in emotional intelligence and empathy. Empathy is the ability to feel what another person feels. Empathy skills reduce anger responses.
Tool Three — Respond instead of React. Teaches ways to deal with situations using better judgement and impulse control. Not reacting to situations can often be a valuable tool in dealing with difficult situations or people.
Tool Four — Change Self-Talk. Changing self-talk can help us become more positive as well as develop more positive outcomes in our lives. Proven techniques and methods explored
Tool Five — Assertive Communication — An exploration of harmful communication styles and a detailed disscussion of the effectiveness of being assertive. Training in expressing feelings and needs.
Tool Six — Adjust Those Expectations. Managing expectations can help reduce frustation. Clients are exposed to 5 skills for managing expectations more effectively
Tool Seven — Forgive, but don't forget. This chapter explores effective ways for forgiving others while not giving up your rights as a person.
Tool Eight — Retreat and Think Things Over. This chapter explores the "freeze frame" technique as well as the concept of "staying in the box" to calm down.
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