Anger Management Classes Columbus Ohio
While anger may initially seem to serve as an empowering and useful force, left unchecked, it can grow into a habit with a high price tag. Unrestrained anger can do great damage to the relationships we value the most – relationships with an intimate partner, our children, neighbors, friends, co-workers or employer. Inappropriate expressions of anger not only affect us socially, but also emotionally, financially, spiritually, and even legally.
The following are signs that an anger management evaluation may be appropriate:
- A pattern of saying harsh things to others that you regret later
- Receiving warnings or disciplinary notices at work reviews
- Repeatedly losing your cool in traffic
- Finding yourself regularly day-dreaming about revenge or harming others
- Receiving a legal charge or warning that involves a lack of control over anger
- Learning that co-workers don’t like to work with you because of your temper
- A pattern of romantic relationships ending after heated conflict
Seeking help through anger management classes is crucial for individuals of all ages as these classes offer the opportunity for individuals to learn how to regulate their anger, identify specific stressors and obstacles that can cause anger and enhance their overall quality of life.
Interactive Classes to Manage Anger
We offer an 8-week Anger Management Group led by Certified Anger Management Specialist Susan Bourquard, DMin, LPC, CAMS. This group may benefit individuals seeking to satisfy a court order but it also benefits those who want to get a better handle on dealing with anger in various contexts such as work or family. Let our intake specialist know if you will be needing a certificate or letter for the court.
Anger management classes are interactive with a focus on learning through real-life experiences, group discussions, role-playing, and other activities, learning to apply anger management techniques in real-life scenarios. This hands-on method helps you gain confidence and gain a deeper understanding of your emotions.
Anger management explores, addresses, and attempts to resolve the issues that promote problem anger. Our 8-Week Anger Management Workshop Topics include:
- Recognizing and controlling anger triggers and cues
- Creating an Anger control plan
- Understanding the anger/aggression cycle
- Identifying and changing unhealthy thinking patterns
- Understanding the change process and developing a deeper understanding of emotions
- Assertiveness training for reframing anger
- Enhancing communication skills and resolving conflicts
- Anger and forgiveness
Interested individuals can set up a one-on-one evaluation to determine if our anger management group classes or individual counseling is more appropriate. Click here to find out the dates and times of the next upcoming workshop. If interested in the group you can enroll directly by calling our client relationship coordinator at 614.888.9200 for current group information.
If you’re currently signed up to participate in this group, you can download your handouts by clicking on the password-protected link below:
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long are anger management classes?
This is an 8-week class and each session is 90 minutes long.
How much do anger management classes cost?
This information can be found on our official workshop sign up page here: https://www.directionscounseling.com/about/events-workshops/
Who can attend and benefit from anger management classes?
Classes are limited to adults 18 and over. The Certified Anger Management Specialist who leads the class to contact you prior to the class to talk about your concerns and your goals to make sure the class is a good fit for you.
What if both my spouse and I want to attend together because we both have anger issues?
Our anger management classes can only be taken with one member of the family at a time. Couples or individual counseling may be more well suited for couples who struggle with conflict management.
We do additional family or one-on-one counseling for children and teens with anger management concerns.
What are the benefits of anger management classes?
There are many mental health benefits of anger management classes including the ability to recognize and control anger triggers, to establish healthy coping strategies, to enhance communication skills, and more. These classes offer valuable support and resources for individuals facing a wider variety of anger issues.