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Transcript of Anger Management
The study in 2010, Journal Of Applied School Psychology, found a positive correlation in different activities such practicing anger reduction strategies in children.
2. People with intellectual disabilities
3. Post-traumatic stress disorder individuals
The ability for young children to understanding their emotions and how to react in certain situations can greatly increase their chance of expressing themselves in an appropriate manner.
In modern times, the concept of controlling anger has translated into anger management
programs based on the research of psychologists. Classical psychotherapy based anger management interventions originated in the 1970s. Success in treating anxiety with Cognitive behavioral
therapy (CBT) interventions developed to
modify the stress inoculation training to be suitable for anger management.
Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities
1. People with violent backgrounds
2. Cognitive Restructuring
6. Anger Diary
Group that need anger management :
4. People with traumatic brain injuries
6. Substance abusers
Potential Causes Of Development
Of Anger Problems
Groups that need anger management
Ways to plan ahead for reduced chance of anger management
2. Heavy drinking
3. Mental Disability
(Posttraumatic stress disorder)
Criminal in prison / high security hospitals need to follow ; a hospital setting and a setting in which no provocation of the patients.
Research shown people with a learning disability tend to express anger and aggression to even those who help them on a daily basis. Adults with intellectual disabilities are at high risk of acting aggressive and being send to clinics due to their actions.
PTDS is a symptom that tends to lead people to act very violent and aggressive. People with this condition are mentally fragile and people who interact with them need to be cautious. This group can benefit from extended CBT dealing with anger management issues.
People with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to display very aggressive and dangerous actions. A study in the Brain Injury (journal) showed that one way to prevent such actions is a community based treatment of people with TBI.
Studies from 1979-2010, young school aged children who were identified as portraying aggressive personalities were given several different anger management classes. Overall, results showed slightly positive results for children receiving the classes (less aggression). The courses aimed at reducing negative emotions in the children and trying to help them with self-control.
There is no statistical information that shows people who substance abuse also have high rates of aggressive actions.
However, researchers believe this is a group of people that should be studied due to their questionable decision-making and typically unstable mental health.
Substance abusers could benefit from an anger management class not only in preventing potential aggression, but potentially to understand that they need to slowly work off the drugs in order to achieve a better mental state.
Writing down their negative feelings and anger and taking time to cool down instead of lashing out and doing aggressive actions in person.
The benefits of undergoing anger management center around the successful reduction in anger and violent outbursts.
A high level of aggression are likely to undergo improvement.
From an emotional standpoint, reducing the internal level of anger results in a decrease in stress and an increase in overall happiness as a
From a medical standpoint,
illnesses also improve from
emotional and behavioral chang
Anger management style and overall level of anger has been associated with both acute and chronic pain sensitivity.
Blood pressure level will be decreased. And the risk of cardiovascular disease also can be decreased.
The immune system's efficacy also can be increased.
What is Anger?
Anger is "an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage" - Charles Spielberger.
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy human emotion.
Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of our energy hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline.
What angry can be?
But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems - problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.
And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an
unpredictable and powerful emotion.
In the instinctive.....
Natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively.
Anger is natural adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked.
A certain amount of anger, therefore is necessary to our survival.
What the cause?
Anger can be caused by both external and internal events.
You could be angry at a specific person (such as a coworker or supervisor) or event (a traffic jam, a canceled flight), or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems.
Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.
This brochure is meant to help you understand and control anger.
Children & Adolescents
To reduce both emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes.
You can't get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions.
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Breathe deeply, from your diaphragm ; breathing from your chest won't relax you. Picture your breath coming up from your "gut".
Slowly repeat a calm word or phase such as "relax", "take it easy". Repeat it to yourself while breathing deeply.
Use imagery; visualize a relaxing experience, from either your memory or your imagination.
Slow yoga-like exercises can relax your muscles and make you feel much calmer.
Practice these techniques daily.
Changing the way you think to more rational ones.
For instance, instead of telling yourself, "oh, it's frustrating, but it's not the end of the world and getting angry is not going to fix it anyhow".
Remind yourself that getting angry is not going to fix anything.
Use cold hard logic on yourself. Remind that you're
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is healthier than saying, "i demand" or "i
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3. Problem Solving
A cultural belief that every problem has a solution. The best attitude to bring to such a situation, then is not to focus on finding the solution, but rather on how you handle and face the
Make a plan and check your progress in solving problems one by one. Identify the priority and what is the most solution that you must choose.
4. Using Humor
There are two cautions using humor : 1st - don't try to laugh off your problems. 2nd - don't give in to harsh, sarcastic humor. That's just another form of unhealthy anger expression.
Humor also is a refusal to take yourself too seriously, because anger is a serious emotion. So that mood and affect will be change with this diversional therapy as a refusal to take yourself too seriously.
5. Changing Your Environment
Sometimes surroundings give us cause for irritation and fury. So, give a break.
7. Playing with time
Try changing the times when you talks - can keep yourself calm.
8. Better Communication
1st, slow down your heated discussion. Think through your responses.Don't say the first thing that comes into your head, think carefully about what you want to say.
2nd, listen carefully to what the othe
person is saying and take your time before answering. Listen to what is underlying the anger. So that can keep the situation from becoming a disastrous one.