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Get the Help You Need

Help with anger management comes in many forms. After try-
ing our self-help techniques on pages 48-51, you may decide
to explore these professional education, group intervention,
and psychological support approaches:
1. Enroll in an anger management course. These are widely available
in classroom and online formats. Online anger management courses
are relatively inexpensive (many start around $50), are convenient, and
are acceptable to many courts. Explore the following websites for anger
management training programs:
Most courses are designed to enhance one’s anger management skills,
especially improve interpersonal relationships, manage stress, define
boundaries, stay calm, understand anger triggers, communicate as-
sertively, increase empathy, improve judgment, control impulsive
behaviors, and develop effective self-talk.
2. Join or form a support group. Contact people “in the know,” such as
counselors, ministers, Buddhist monks, or yoga instructors, or even search
(Google) for “anger management meetup groups” or “meditation groups”
that deal with anger, stress, spiritual growth, and transformation. A form
of “talk therapy,” many of these groups engage in stress reduction through
mediation and yoga. If your anger relates to drug and alcohol abuse, be
sure to seek out these well-established substance abuse support groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous ( and Narcotics Anonymous (www. The Psychology Today website (http://groups.psychologytoday.
com/rms) provides a roadmap to local workshops and support groups.
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