Anger Control

  1. Definition/description of the nature of anger
  2. Anger arises from, always connected to hurt; all anger is, at its deepest, hurt
  3. Anger then is translated from this deep hurt into destructive/self-destructive thinking, feeling and behavior
Styles of anger
  1. The “fast burner”: anger occurs quickly, frequently, tends to run its course, over and through quickly: a fast burning volcano
  2. The “slow burner”: anger builds up over time, then is explosion, sticks around, lasts a long time: a slow burning volcano
Identification of expression of anger
  1. Understanding how anger is being expressed in interactions in living
  2. Developing ongoing narrative of specific anger behaviors of person
  3. Specifying concrete anger behaviors of person

Coping with and managing anger

  1. Teaching new thinking in response to anger behaviors
  2. Developing new thinking techniques to use when anger arises
  3. Trying out these techniques; seeking feedback on these attempts
  4. Constructing a list of effective techniques to continue to try out/use
  5. Ongoing assessment/reassessment of techniques

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