Anger Management

Group Objective

Group Objective- Participants will learn how to deal with their frustrations and anger in a positive way by developing coping skills, recognizing triggers, and learning strategies for dealing with intense emotions.

Sessions Outline:

Session 1 – Introduction and establish agreed upon group rules. Discuss how to identify anger and the participant’s experience with anger.

Session 2 – The group will learn how to identify the ques and triggers of anger and how to identify when they are experienced.

Session 3 – The group participants will learn and identify the physical signs of anger and successful strategies already known in managing this emotion.

Session 4 – Overall self-care will be discussed, and participants will review their typical eating, sleeping and exercise patterns to explore how self-care impacts emotional management.

Session 5 – Participants will learn the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors and the physical reactions. The group will also learn how to use anger as a motivator.

Session 6 – Deep breathing techniques, mindfulness, meditation and other coping skills will be reviewed with the group participants.

Session 7 – Group participants will report to the group their experience utilizing coping skills learned and identify modifications as needed to try as homework.

Session 8 – Conclude group by summarizing the group’s experience, Identifying skills developed and establish an ongoing plan to manage anger.

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Instructor:

Marc Lefkowitz

Marc Lefkowitz ICGC-II has been a certified gambling counselor for over 20 years. Marc is a national speaker facilitating problem gambling trainings and workshops on topics including financial recovery, treatment, Gamblers Anonymous, technology and responsible gaming. In 2012, Marc received California’s Lifetime Achievement Award for working with problem gamblers and their families. He is a recovering gambler with over 38 years of recovery and recently earned the NCPG’s Jeff Beck Recovery Award. Marc is the Director of Programming for Kindbridge.