Anger Management

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Rikter8, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Rikter8

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    4,488
    Albums:
    3
    Likes Received:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    MI
    Has anyone gone to a class?

    What would one expect to discuss?

    How does it work?

    Is it comfortable, or is it embarrasing?

    Thanks
    C
     
  2. dong20

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Messages:
    6,130
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    The grey country
    No.
    Anger, I expect.
    I have no idea, maybe counting to 10 but with added....socio speak.
    Depends on the seats probably and, maybe - if they do enforced group hugs at the end.
    No worries.:smile:
     
  3. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've never done it, but if you (or a friend) are having anger issues, why not try it? We all have peaks and valleys in life, so don't feel uncomfortable or ashamed.
     
  4. SpeedoGuy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    4,229
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    I have been to communication classes that deal with anger issues. I found them to be very valuable.

    I learned about identifying sources of anger: usually the sources of anger are unmet needs. The group discussions focused on learning how to identify those needs and then express (vocalize) the emotion (usually anger) in a respectful and non-violent way. With practice, these proved enormously successful in defusing potential confrontational situations.

    We also practiced techniques for empathizing with others. Note: empathy is not contradicting, patronizing or belittling or even agreeing with them. Rather its all about attempting to help others identify their unmet needs.

    That was it in a nutshell. Hope it makes sense.

    It wasn't embarrassing or uncomforable. I found it all fascinating and valuable.

    PM me if you want more info on it.
     
  5. Nitrofiend

    Nitrofiend New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Just remember, goos fraba. :rolleyes:
     
  6. MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK

    MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    28,014
    Likes Received:
    726
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    the pain behind your eyes
    Haven't gone,
    Don't need it,
    And quite frankly, not the kind of place where I'd open up.


    PERIOD.
     
  7. Principessa

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    19,494
    Likes Received:
    28
    Gender:
    Female
     
  8. shad24

    shad24 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    right here
    Yeah, I went for 3 yrs. sorta helped I guess. got pissed if dishes were still in the sink the next morn. type of thing.
    They had a group session which was bs. gave us a notebook and told to carry it. Write down what pissed us off during the day.
    best thing was volunteer at the childrens hosp. startd painting their faces at fairs and benefits. The kids did more for me than the 'therapy'.
     
  9. Full_Phil

    Full_Phil New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Northeastern Ohio
    I've been to a couple of those, as well as a therapist one-on-one. One thing to mention is that ongoing anger can be an addiction more often than not, and one tenet of curing an addiction is to find some thing to replace it that provides as much satisfaction/relief/adrenalin rush, etc--- I've never found anything that did that, however.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted