A Useful Guide to Effective Anger Management Resources

By Paul Cameron

Perhaps you've decided that you want help when it comes to dealing with your anger in the most effective ways. This probably means that you're trying to find the best anger management resources for you, so you'll need a few ideas when it comes to finding courses, workshops or groups for reducing your stress and communicating effectively. You can take classes online, or participate in a virtual workshop using web cameras if you are not able to attend a live session. Here are some tips to get you started.

An effective anger management course you may want to consider is the one sponsored by the Anger Management Training Institute, whose methods have been clinically proven to work. You will receive a workbook to follow along with for your course, so that you can write down your feelings and frustrations as you explore new stress-relief methods. If you work in the corporate world, or experience a tremendous amount of stress on your job, you may also want to register for a course on the site, so that you can learn about how to deal with other coworkers, how to manage a company without becoming frazzled, and how to handle the 'workplace bully.' There are classes available in every state that are certified by counselors in that state, so you're sure to find anger management courses near you.

You might also find anger management resources at your local yoga studio. In some cases, a specialist will come in a few nights a month to give special instruction on how to meditate in order to eliminate stress, and how to do certain yoga exercises that will enhance the body's ability to handle stress. You may also want to take up Aikido, which is an ancient form of self defense that promotes peaceful victory and conquering anger. You can visit sites like www.seishido.org to find out whether or not there is an anger management workshop near you, to practice some of the techniques you'll read about at home.

Anger management groups are another valuable resource, but they are not used to help you eliminate your anger. Rather, the talks and activities you will participate in while in group therapy should help you to recognize why you are getting anger, and what the cause of the anger is. This way, you can try to fix the cause - which can be done by changing jobs, creating a better schedule for yourself, or talking to a family member. When you're in your group sessions, you'll learn that anger does not always have to be a bad thing; often, it is a sign that something is wrong--and that it's not too late to fix it.

Anger management groups will also teach you the difference between being aggressive and being assertive. When you are aggressive, you are not willing to listen to anyone else's point of view, and your anger will no doubt be offensive to others. When you are assertive, you are direct and honest, but you do so in a way that will not intentionally offend anyone. This way, you can get your point across in a more civil fashion, and can reduce your stress level by addressing the cause of your anger. - 31891

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