The Purpose of Anger Management Counseling Classes

October 25, 2019
Anna Jankowska, LCPC

By Anna Jankowska, MA, CEAP, SAP, LCPC

Anna Jankowska is a mental health, addiction, and substance abuse counselor with over 17 years of experience and has specialized training and skill in working with individuals, groups and communities to improve mental health outcomes. NPI number: 1598843526

Anger can easily be one of the most destructive emotions. When someone loses their temper, when they give in to that particular dark emotion, they lose control of themselves, causing damage to their environment and pain to those around them. For those that are constantly losing their temper, or are constantly on the verge, it is important to find ways of dealing with that anger. Anger management counseling classes are thus popular as they allow people to deal with that anger, allowing them to be less of a danger around them by dealing with their anger, either by dealing with the underlying or finding ways to defuse the anger.

Dealing With Anger

Anger management is not only recognizing that there is a problem but also dealing with that problem. Once the problem has been recognized, anger management counseling classes help the person deal with the problem. They offer the person a chance to understand the underlying issues as well as help avoid any triggers. They also receive counseling on how to better deal with their anger and how to either focus it better or use of meditative techniques to better deal with their anger.

This means that the classes not only show the person why they are angry but how to deal with the issues.

The Process

The classes represent a process of helping the person deal with their anger issues. The emphasis here is on helping the person deal with their issues; the classes provide the person with the tools to deal with their temper and how they should be used but it is still up to the person to use those tools. The first step is to show the person why they are angry all of the time, as well as what the triggers are for that anger. The person is then shown how to avoid those triggers whenever possible and how to deal with them whenever the triggers come up.

the process of dealing with anger

As part of their anger management counseling classes, the person is taught how to deal with those triggers as well as aggression in general over the course of several sessions. They are given skills on how to better deal with situations requiring delicate handling without giving in to their anger. The person is shown how to resort to logical thinking rather than their anger whenever they face difficult people and situations. They are also taught meditative techniques to better ensure that they will remain calm and relaxed when logical thinking becomes difficult.

The Basics of Anger Management

The classes ultimately show the person how to remain calm even as they are hurt by a surge of anger, and replace that raw anger with assertiveness in order to remain in control. This means that anger management is all about reducing the effects of anger by the use of a series of mental exercises, techniques, and simple tricks; by mastering those tricks a person is better able to deal with their anger and thus lead a more successful life, making all of that training well worth the time invested.

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