Breaking Barriers: New Affordable Anger Management Group for Parolees
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6d ago
It may be difficult to navigate life after incarceration, particularly when it comes to controlling one’s emotions and forming healthy relationships. Our goal at Anger Management 818 is to help people manage their aggressive behavior by offering psychoeducation, insight, and cognitive-behavioral skills via weekly groups. We seek to provide rehabilitative programming with anger management skills to recently incarcerated individuals to reduce the likelihood of reoffending or committing a crime.  Anger Management Class Time I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new parole-specific ange ..read more
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What are the Benefits of Regularly Attending Anger Management?
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1M ago
Anger, while an important messenger when left unattended, can be a destructive force in individuals’ lives, work, and relationships. Due to the potentially negative consequences of unfiltered aggression, there has been the cultivation of anger management courses since the 1970s to aid individuals who have interpersonally or legally suffered due to overwhelming bouts of anger. Anger management counselors usually recommend attending weekly classes to get the most out of the program they attend. If participants actively practice the skills they learn between each session, it greatly improves thei ..read more
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How Do Affirmations Work for Managing Anger?
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1M ago
Anger is an emotion that can overwhelm our nervous system, spilling over and disrupting our mental, physical, and relational health. While anger is a natural and important response to one’s environment, chronic unmanageable anger can have devastating consequences on your overall health and relationships. There fortunately are a multitude of tools for learning how to navigate and mitigate anger, however, one technique growing in recognition is affirmations. This blog post will address the scientific reasoning behind the utility of affirmations as a strategy for mitigating anger’s tight grip.&nb ..read more
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Why do I get so angry when I feel disrespected?
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2M ago
Have you ever been gripped by an overwhelming flood of emotions in the face of perceived disrespect? It’s a normal human reaction, one that can ignite an onslaught of anger that is laced with undercurrents of shame, confusion, hurt, self-doubt, and fear. Once that sense of being disrespected is felt, the shift towards being enraged often follows closely in its footsteps.  Few have an innate tolerance for disrespect, which brings us to the question of what exactly is it. What does it really mean to be disrespected? Within this piece we will be providing some clarification around these comp ..read more
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What is Road Rage a Symptom of?
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2M ago
As a psychotherapist working with Anger Management clients, I often refer to driving as the “final frontier of anger management.” I tell my clients that if they can maintain their calm while on the 405 freeway (Los Angeles area) during rush hour, they’ve essentially graduated from anger management.  Per NHTSA, 66% of traffic fatalities are because of aggressive driving. CNN reports a 500% increase in reported cases of road rage in the past 10 years. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, road rage was reported to be at its highest in seven years in 2022. In addition, 31% of road ..read more
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What are the 5 Keys to Controlling Anger? 
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3M ago
Anger is one of those emotions we all feel from time to time. It often gets a bad wrap as an avenue for destruction and harm, but anger in itself is simply a signal. A powerful and normal human response that drives us to figure out how to return to a state of harmony. Letting you know that something doesn’t feel right or that what you are seeing isn’t landing well. It is referred to as a secondary emotion as there are often primary emotions underneath driving the anger such as hopelessness, anxiety, shame, sadness, fear, guilt, worry, jealousy, embarrassment, disappointment, and hurt. Alas, mo ..read more
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What is the Meaning of Anger Management? 
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3M ago
When you hear the words “anger management,” what images come to mind?  Do you see a room filled with individuals who appear bored or silently angry?  Or perhaps you see a group of people sitting in a circle yelling and screaming at one another to get their point across?  If so, you’re not alone. But I want to invite you to keep reading and to discover truths about anger management that are often not considered, and how it may also benefit you! Did you know that we all get angry from time to time? Yep!  No secrets there. Everyone across the globe can attest to going through ..read more
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Managing Stress Related to COVID-19
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5M ago
In recent weeks, many of us are experiencing strong emotions related to the growing concerns over COVID-19. Every day seems to bring more reports of confirmed cases and that number continues to rise according to the California Department of Public Health. We are advised to practice social distancing, wear Personal Protective Equipment when we are outside, and have been told we are “safer at home” rather than in our general surroundings. Because of this, many businesses have temporarily (or unfortunately, in some cases, permanently) closed, whilst others have had to introduce things like shield ..read more
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Breaking Societal Norms: Women and Anger Management
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5M ago
When it comes to anger, one difference that many people overlook is that of sex: men and women express anger differently.  From childhood, girls are discouraged from expressing their anger outwardly and physically. Due to this and a number of other circumstances, anger is often misdirected in malicious ways such as passive-aggressive behavior including the silent treatment, gossiping, and starting rumors about others. Because women are perceived in many societies to play the role of a caregiver, a nurturing person, and a loving individual, they are often socialized not to express their an ..read more
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Anger and Teens
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5M ago
Understanding and Managing Teenage Anger: A Guide for Parents Addressing a teenager’s anger as a parent can be difficult. Navigating this often turbulent time can be smoother by being aware of contributing factors, symptoms, and practical strategies. The part of the teenage brain responsible for impulse control and decision-making is still developing and not fully formed. Hormonal fluctuations combined with brain development might lead to annoyance and anxiety that may be expressed as anger.   Teenage anger is a complicated and multifaceted problem that is impacted by a number of fac ..read more
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