Announcing Our Second Edition Workbook

New and updated material. Fresh graphics. More to learn and more to love. 

We are excited to announce that the second edition of our workbook "Managing Our Anger, Managing Our Lives" is now available. Through a partnership with David Morgan, LCSW-R, CAMF and Long Island Anger Management, David and Samantha Janosick, LCSW, CAMP of Buffalo Anger Management have now published their second workbook. 

Here is the workbook description: 

It’s time to take control. Anger can be a harmless emotion; but if you lose control of your anger, it can also be a dangerous one. The damage of losing control of your anger can be severe: destroyed relationships, loss of employment, low self-worth, and legal consequences. Whether you are looking to learn more about anger or are ready to change your life for the better – this is the book for you. The “Managing Our Anger, Managing Our Lives” Anger Management workbook offers an easy-to-understand, practical and direct way to master the skills needed to control your anger. The best part? From page one, you will be able to immediately learn and apply anger management skills. Use this educational book in a way that is right for you: on your own, with a program, or with a coach/support.

Inside you will find: A pre and post-program self-assessment, information on the science of anger, a distinctive nine-step tool to help you understand the anger process, simplified strategies to quickly help you stay in control, advanced strategies to master your level of control, skills for enhancing communication, lessons on emotional intelligence and stress management, and more! It's time to take control. Order your copy today.

Stay tuned for more exciting releases and updates!

The Communication Challenge

Healthy communication is one of most important anger management skills. Many individuals identify that some of the largest triggers for anger are feeling unheard, disrespected, disregarded or misunderstood. These individuals also often identify that when they are unable to communicate these emotions, the result is often increased anger, and even rage.

Think of the last time you experienced feelings of anger. Were you feeling disregarded, disrespected, unheard, isolated or misunderstood? If you answered yes: did you communicate these feelings to someone else? 

Anger Management helps individuals improve their communication in many ways. Some of these ways include learning to identify feelings and needs, discussing emotions, and learning to assertively (not aggressively) ask for those needs to be met.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you with communication, give us a call. You may also check out our workbook, which includes over 5 distinct lessons on communication.

Lets Talk About School ...

With the new school year also comes feelings of excitement, uncertainty and worry for our students. Will my class be fun? Will my homework be challenging? Will I succeed on exams? Will I make friends?

Oftentimes, children and adolescents may exhibit signs of frustration or anger when they cannot figure out how to, or feel as though they are unable to, talk about their experiences or emotions. Being there for them is incredibly important in encouraging their success, teaching them to communicate, normalizing their feelings and shaping them into healthy adults.

With children and adolescents, communication can minimize anger and build healthy, lasting and supportive relationships. Check out the article below from Edutopia by Elena Aguilar for some useful tips on communicating with children/adolescents about how their time at school is going.

Article: Fifteen Questions to Replace "How Was School Today?"

Below, an excerpt from the article:

"How many times have you asked your child, “How was school today?” and been frustrated by the lack of response? As a parent, I’m guilty of asking my son this question all the time, even though I usually don’t get much in return.

Sometimes (to be honest), I haven’t had the energy for a real conversation. Other times, I just can’t think of what to ask. As a teacher, I have often wished that kids would share stories of the awesome things we were doing with their parents, but I couldn’t figure out how to make that happen.

Now that my son is in middle school—where communication from teachers is less than it was when he was in elementary school and more stuff is happening at school that I need to be aware of—I’ve identified a list of questions that draw out important information. I wish that when I was in the classroom I’d been able to offer this list to parents so that they could hear about what we were doing in our class."

Anger: When do we need help?

Many people experience anger. In many ways, anger has been normalized, and sometimes even encouraged, by our society, our family systems, and in our interactions with those around us. Many individuals who reach out for a consultation state, "I am not sure if I need help, but..."

It is normal to be contemplative about getting help for your anger. Sometimes, the process of reaching out for support can feel scary, stigmatizing, stressful, or depressing. What we do know is that those who take the first step and reach out often are glad they did! There is no shame in asking for help!

If you are experiencing any shame, regret, feelings of discomfort, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, pressure, and/or loss resulting from feelings of anger, please reach out. We will be happy to provide you with a free and confidential consultation. Asking for help can not hurt, and talking to one of our specialists can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

If you are interested in a consultation, please view our contact us page or call us at (716) 218-9290.

What is the benefit of Anger Management?

Many people believe that Anger Management is for those who lose control and are aggressive. While individuals who have those experiences will benefit, it is actually more true that anger management is a program that is useful for anyone!

Anger management teaches skills that are useful for individuals with all levels of anger. These skills, which include communication skills, emotional intelligence skills, stress management skills and emotion regulation skills are useful for almost anyone!

So what are some of the benefits of completing our program. Check them out below:

  1. A better understanding of self.
  2. A better understanding of others.
  3. Improved communication skills.
  4. Stress management techniques.
  5. Anger management techniques.
  6. Increased self-control.
  7. Increased empathy.
  8. Increased compassion.
  9. Problem solving skills.
  10. Decision making skills.
  11. Personal growth.
  12. Increased patience.
  13. Increased empathy.
  14. Better work performance.
  15. A more satisfying home life.

If you are interested in learning more about any of our programs, please call or message us today! We look forward to hearing from you!