Learning to use anger to empower
WHAT ARE ANGER ISSUES
Anger is a natural and normal emotion. For some, however, it becomes a problem when it results in negative consequences such as damage to property, regrettable outbursts at loved ones like spouses and kids, unnecessary conflict, road rage, or legal consequences.
Typically, anger that is unmanageable results in more or even bigger problems than it resolves, such as when someone’s feelings get hurt, property gets damaged, the police get called, or someone else gets injured. Or anger becomes more important than the issue you’re angry about, such as when family members are afraid to talk to you about important things because they are afraid of you. Anger that is unmanageable can actually makes a person sick or ill due to chronic hostility, tension, and conflict.
WORKING WITH ANGER
At The Evolution Group, Inc. we provide a structured educational approach that teaches people quickly how to get a handle on their anger. This is usually done in an Anger Management Group setting but can also be done on an individual basis. Either way the experience addresses the many different physiological, psychological, and habit-based behaviors that trigger anger. Each individual’s unique anger profile is identified, and specific techniques introduced to bring about change.
Don’t let anger control you, learn instead how to handle your anger so that it works for you.
Once an individual has been able to attain sobriety or recovery from addictions, the serious job of maintaining recovery begins.
This is not an easy task since the original pattern of substance abuse takes a long time to change, and in our society gambling, alcohol and other drugs are plentiful and use is widespread around us.
Relapse prevention groups meet to reinforce the concepts of recovery and provide a forum for recovering individuals to continue to work on integrity recovery and change.
This therapy focuses on past patterns of use and past relapse experiences, as well as identification of warning signs and triggers, and active development of planning and preventive techniques so that the individual has a premeditated strategy for relapse prevention.