Anger Management Workshops

Making Anger Your Ally:
Learning To Recognize And Handle The Anger Within and Around You

Offered by Dave Decker, M.A.

  • 5 Wednesdays from September 27 to October 25, 2017 (5-7 PM)
  • 5 Wednesdays from November 15 to December 13, 2017 (5-7 PM)
  • 5 Wednesdays from January 24 to February 21, 2018 (5-7 PM)
  • 5 Wednesdays from April 4 to May 2, 2018 (5-7 PM)


Anger is a powerful human emotion. Even though it's generally painful and uncomfortable, it can also be a life-affirming and helpful force in your day-to-day life that leads to self-knowledge and intimacy with others. Unfortunately, all too often, it becomes a destructive force that leads to attempts to hurt, punish, intimidate, and control those around you, which eventually results in emotional distance, mistrust, and isolation. The way it goes depends on how your anger is handled.

This five-session series of workshops (ten hours total) focuses on what anger is, how and where you developed your attitudes and beliefs about anger, and how to identify ways to be more aware of your anger triggers and your escalation process. You will also learn some specific and practical ways to slow down and de-escalate so that you can begin to handle your anger differently when you have the potential to explode or withdraw. Finally, you'll get some ideas about how you can begin to share the anger that you do experience in a more clear, assertive, and respectful way.

This anger management class is not therapy nor is it designed to serve as a domestic abuse treatment program. Rather, it is an educational overview of what anger is, what anger isn’t, where your anger comes from, and ways to handle your anger more effectively when it does arise within you.