Anger Management

About the Program

Anger Management Group Therapy is a 12-week course for individuals who are learning, or who have the desire, to manage their feelings and behaviors accompanying their anger. To help clients take control of their anger, Taylor Life Center utilizes a cognitive-behavior approach in group therapy. This requires group participants to fully engage in their thoughts, feelings, and determine why they do what they do out of anger.

At the beginning of the program a client receives the workbook, “Coping With Anger.” The workbook takes a client through eight different modules.

In order to finish the program successfully, a client must complete each module.  A client’s willingness to participate determines his or her success in the program. Participation may include drawing illustrations of his or her anger at different points in their life; answering questions that provoke thought into their emotions; and finally, giving a testimony to their peers and the facilitator for each module about their anger problem. From this testimony, only the client’s peers and the facilitator will determine if a client is ready to move on to the next step in the program.

Throughout the course of therapy, clients receive exercises to help him or her understand which events activate their anger, and why those events activate their anger. If the facilitator feels the client is ready, he or she may assign “homework” to the client to help reinforce healthy behavior.

As the client nears the end of the program, he or she will receive encouragement to establish goals for themselves that will require them to maintain healthy behavior beyond group therapy. Along with that, the client will have an understanding as to how angry behavior will prevent them from achieving his or her goals.

Program Goal

The primary goal of the program is to help a client understand his or her anger problem, and make conscious commitments and changes to control their anger. To begin this process, it is important for the client to accept responsibility for his or her anger, and understand how it has affected their life and their relationships.

By successfully completing each step of this program, a client will understand which activities trigger their anger and learn to respond more appropriately; create new, healthy habits, which may include listening rather than arguing; and learn to accept something as it is if he or she cannot control the situation. 

To participate in anger management therapy, contact your local Taylor Life Center