Anger Management

We offer Anger Management classes using both the National Anger Management Association Style and Century Anger Management Approach

The Evidence Based Model modules that will be taught from the NAMA (National Anger Management Association) include:

Getting Started and the Anger Log

Primitive and Evolved Brain

Anger Awareness

Calming Techniques

Shame and Shadow Material

Destructive Thinking

Judgment and Criticalness

Assertive Communication

Conflict Resolution

Stress and Anxiety Management


Practical Solutions Developing an Anger Management Life Practice STOP and Remember the Consequences Take a “Time Out” Ask the “Big Question” Respond rather than React Communicate Assertively Check Expectations Recognize and Manage Stress and Anxiety Check for Destructive Thinking Focus on the Positive Coping is Better than Blaming 6 Major Coping Skills Develop Empathy and Compassion Develop a Practice of Laughter Develop a Breathing Practice Relapse Strategies A New Beginning

The eight tools of anger management include as developed by Century Anger Management:

  1. Dealing with Stress. How stress underlies anger. Physical, medical, mental and behavioral effects of stress. 4- Step model to deal with stress. Exercises. Resources.

  2. Developing Empathy. Definition and examples of empathy. Why empathy and “emotional intelligence” are important in anger management. How to teach participants ways to increase or improve empathic responses to others.

  3. Respond instead of React. How to present concept of difference between “reacting” and “responding” to anger/stress triggers. Concept that anger expression is a decision. Concept of finding other behaviors/ways to communicate needs, feelings or requests that are more effective than anger.

  4. Change Self-Talk. Concept of how self-talk (cognitions) influence emotions. A-B-C-D-E model of anger control. Examples of new cognitions to teach participants. How to think like an optimist.

  5. Assertive Communication – Harmful communication styles. How to be an assertive communicator. Strategies to handle and resolve interpersonal conflict.

  6. Adjust Those Expectations. Expectations and anger Five steps to adjust expectations in relationships and in the workplace. Philosophy of finding alternative ways for need satisfaction. Strategies to teach this concept.

  7. Forgive, but don’t forget. 3 steps in forming a grievance. Issue of “should you forgive?” Why forgiving is good for your health and peace of mind. Seven steps to forgiveness.

  8. Retreat and Think Things Over. Learning to “stay in the box.” (of anger control). Warning signs to heed. Rules to make this tool effective. The freeze-frame technique for self-soothing. Changing self-talk during the “retreat” period.

At New Life Facility we recognize it is important to make an informed, educated decision when deciding on choosing a provider for classes, training or education. We would like our current, potential, and future consumers to clearly understand our mission, core values, and objectives.

New Life Facility is committed to providing exceptional anger management education. We do this by teaching empirically validated interventions in a model that is complete for both adolescents and adults. New Life Facility has a group of highly trained anger management professionals that provide top quality services to their clients.

Some questions to ask yourself before attending anger management courses might be:

  1. How frequently do you feel anger?

  2. What actions do you take after getting angry?

  3. Has your anger ever had a negative affect on your life?

  4. What are your goals in attending anger management classes?

Century Anger Management's model of intervention, developed by Dr. Tony Fiore, Ph.D. and Ari Novick, M.A. was published in January 2005. The approach has approval that validate the usage of the model and training. It is approved for CEUs for LCSWs and LMFT’s by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS PCE#2668) and CAADE (CP10704C1105), California.