Anger Management: Taming the Emotional Food Chain

Copyright © 2005 Ari Novick, M.A., C.A.M.F. The AJ Novick Grouphttp://www.ajnovickgroup.com Anger is one emotion we all have. For some of us anger is the primary way we express our needs when we get upset. What is interesting about anger is that it is usually a response to some other emotion we are having. Really give it some thought. Think about the last time you were really upset. Were you upset because someone hurt your feelings? Perhaps it was because you felt blamed or were minimized? Anger is usually a secondary response on the “emotional food chain”. There is usually some other emotion that precedes it. Learning to understand our true feelings that get masked by anger is the first way to understand how we can express our anger more effectively. Taking a class in anger management can be really helpful. Anger management classes are not just for people that broke the law and get sent by the courts. Anger management classes are used by corporations, managers, law offices, school personal, families and volunteer. Most good anger management classes teach skills that many of us just don’t learn in school or in life. You will learn better ways of communicating so that your true feelings and needs get expressed. Most anger management classes also teach skills in assertiveness. Learning to be assertive will help get your feeling, needs, and...

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