Upcoming Seminars and Workshops
Making Anger Your Ally:
Learning To Recognize And Handle The Anger Within and Around
Offered by Dave Decker, M.A.
- 5 Wednesdays from September 28 to October 26, 2016
- 5 Wednesdays from November 23 to December 21, 2016
- 5 Wednesdays from January 25 to February 22, 2017
- 5 Wednesdays from April 5 to May 3, 2017
Anger is a powerful human emotion. Abuse and violence, distortions
of anger, seem to be all around us in our world today. Sadly,
for many people, anger is literally like a "dark side"
that seems to come out of nowhere to overwhelm much of what
could be good in their lives.
Anger becomes a destructive force in your life when it leads
to attempts to hurt, punish, intimidate, and control those
around you, which eventually results in emotional distance,
mistrust, isolation, and even legal difficulties. Unfortunately,
all too often, anger can also develop into a seemingly insurmountable
problem with family and friends, at work, and even in the
car. However, although anger is generally a painful and uncomfortable
experience, it can also be a helpful and productive force
in your day-to-day living. In reality, it can lead to self-knowledge,
problem-solving, and intimacy with others when you learn to
handle it effectively. How anger affects your life depends
on what you do with the anger within and around you.
This five-part workshop for men and women 18 and older focuses
on what anger is, how and where you developed your attitudes
and beliefs about anger and its place in your life, and how
to identify ways to be more aware of your anger triggers and
your personal 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
NOTE: This five-session anger management class is NOT therapy
nor is it intended to serve as a domestic abuse treatment
program but rather as a educational overview of what anger
is, what anger isn't, and ways to handle your anger more effectively
when it arises.
Cost: $350 ($650 for couples) for the five sessions
which includes a 78-page workbook (FYI: Insurance will not
pay for this workshop)
Place: Richards Gordon Office Building, 1619 Dayton Ave, Suite 321, St. Paul MN, 55104
To Register: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (Workshop
is limited to 20 participants) Click
here to get printable mail-in registration form, or contact
Dave at 612-725-8402 to receive a registration flyer.
About Your Workshop Leader:
Dave Decker, M.A., is a licensed psychologist
in private practice. He sees clients in individual, couple,
group, and family therapy. In all, he has worked for 20 years
in mental health, chemical dependency, and college settings
providing therapy for clients addressing a variety of issues
including depression, anxiety, and relationship unhappiness.
In addition to his clinical work, Dave has written a book
called Stopping The Violence; developed and written
two anger management workbooks; served as a media consultant
on anger, road rage, and domestic abuse issues; and presented
numerous workshops in various settings on topics such as assertiveness,
anger regulation, domestic abuse, men's issues, stress management,
shame and empowerment, grief and loss, and healthy relationships.
He is a dynamic speaker and therapist who, through lecture,
experiential exercises, and video clips, actively seeks to
involve workshop participants in an exciting and growth-producing
experience. If you have questions about this workshop, feel
free to call Dave at 612-725-8402 (voice mail) or 651-646-HEAL.