Managing Your Anger

 Central Kentucky Anger Management

859-238-9469 ext. #2

    Managing anger does not mean that you will no longer feel anger, nor is anger management a set of techniques to help you hold  your anger in; rather, anger management teaches that anger is a normal, and even beneficial, healthy emotion when you know how to express it or channel it appropriately. Anger management training is all about learning how to do this.

At Central Kentucky Anger Management, classes are conducted individually and privately, and confidence is strictly maintained.  Classes begin with an Introductory meeting, followed by 8 one-hour sessions that can be can be scheduled at your convenience, from several sessions per week to one session per month, depending on how quickly you’d like to finish the program and how hard you are willing to work.

This Anger Management course includes a 16-lesson workbook, What’s Good About Anger?, written by Lynnette Hoy and Ted Griffin.  The program is based on various clinical and evidence-based mental health approaches, and is taught by Dr. David Reber, who is a professional, thoroughly trained to work with complex anger management issues.  Anger management professional services are not traditional psychotherapy or group counseling—instead, anger management training is a complex combination of insights from various psychological traditions that requires specialized training in anger management skills, psychological concepts, and behavioral and emotional control techniques.  Anger management is much more that just anger control.   It is a process of learning to recognize the physical and emotional signals that you are becoming angry, and then learning to make a consciously chosen response to calm down and resolve your problems in a more effective and positive way.

David R. Reber, Ph.D. is a Level II Anger Management Specialist, and he is Central Kentucky’s only doctoral level psychologist certified in Reality Therapy.  Dr. Reber provides Anger Management classes sanctioned by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA), serving Lexington, Fayette County, and the entire Bluegrass region, including Richmond, Nicholasville, Danville, and Harrodsburg, with offices in both Lexington and Danville. These NAMA sanctioned classes meet the approval of all the Court Systems in the United States.     

MC900433821        Throughout this course you will learn:

  • The Basic Concepts of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy
  • How to Rate Your Anger and Your Progress in Learning to Manage Your Anger
  • To Identify Common Triggers and Underlying Causes for Anger
  • The Power of Anger
  • When Anger is Good
  • How to Prevent or Defuse Anger by Managing Stress
  • How to Handle Anger Effectively
  • How Anger and Assertiveness Are Related
  • How to Better Manage Conflict
  • How to Turn Anger Into Forgiveness
  • When to Take a Time-Out
  • What Are Cognitive Distortions and How You Can Change Your Thinking
  • How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger

Once you have satisfactorily finished all the lessons in the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, confirming your participation.

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