ANGER MANAGEMENT FOR CO-PARENTS (8 & 12 HOUR CLASS)

 PART 1: What is Anger?

  • What is anger?
  • Origins of anger
  • Practice Quiz
  • Video + Questions

PART 2: Signs you have a problem and how it affects you

  • Red flags indicating anger management problems
  • Myths about anger management
  • How your body reacts to anger and the risks
  • Facts about heart disease and stroke
  • Practice quiz
  • Video + questions

PART 3: Your irrational thinking and behavior

  • What’s wrong with being defensive?
  • Irrational behaviors that are triggered by your thinking
  • Facts concerning irrational behaviors
  • Practice quiz
  • Video + questions

PART 4: Understand how others are affected by your behavior

  • The effects of anger on children, spouse and co-workers
  • Facts about domestic violence
  • Acceptable and unacceptable ways to be angry
  • Practice quiz
  • Video + questions

 PART 5: Anger Leads to Addictive Behavior (Chapter not found in 8 hour class)

  • Substances being abused
  • How substance abuse impacts your life
  • A word about anger and recovery
  • Your anger style
  • Your parenting style suffers
  • Your children are not oblivious
  • Practice quiz

PART 6: Anger, Domestic Abuse and Violence (Chapter not found in 8 hour class)

  • Violence in the home
  • Understand the Power and Control Wheel
  • The Batterer
  • Why women stay in abusive and violent relationships
  • Understand the Equality Wheel
  • Some common questions answered
  • Practice quiz

PART 7: Your Child’s Mental Health (Chapter not found in 8 hour class)

  • Dysfunctional households
  • Understanding your young child’s development
  • Development in older children
  • Children who are violent
  • How do your teen’s think?
  • Co-parenting while separated, divorced or living in the same home
  • What you can do to prevent further problems with your children
  • Practice quiz

 PART 8: Positive ways to manage your anger 

  • Positive techniques for dealing with anger
  • Facts about relaxation
  • Use music to enhance relaxation
  • Practice quiz
  • Video + questions

PART 9: Positive and productive communication skills

  • Do you identify with any of these characteristics?
  • It doesn’t pay to complain
  • What it means to be assertive
  • Most of what you say is nonverbal
  • Assertiveness: How to communicate better with your spouse/ex.
  • Using the Compliment Sandwich
  • How to communicate better with your children
  • Communicate constructively
  • Facts about communication
  • Practice quiz
  • Video + questions

 PART 10: Forgiveness and letting go

  • Grudges/Forgiveness
  • Myths and facts about forgiveness
  • Self-sabotage
  • Significant quotes to keep in mind
  • Exercises to help forgive yourself and others
  • Gratitude, appreciation and forgiveness
  • Can you choose to be happy?
  • Handling anger relapses
  • Practice quiz
  • Video + questions

PART 11: Transforming Your Relationships (Chapter not found in 8 hour class)

  • The family system
  • The number one issue of rust and betrayal
  • How to transform your relationships to be open
  • How ready are you to make these changes?
  • Developing maturity
  • How to keep your intimate relationships alive
  • When you’re ready — analyze your life
  • Learn from the wisdom of Dr. John Gottman

PART 12: Summary of co-parenting anger management course

  • Review points
  • Anger management contract
  • My anger management creed
  • My personal goals for managing anger

PART 13: Final Exam