The Regesh anger management teaches personal control management not only for anger, but also frustration and stress.
Anger is a normal emotion. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes not. Everyone has anger. Anger is a part of us and cannot be denied. It’s what you do with it that matters. Like all feelings, anger, stress and frustration must be controlled, instead of denied.
Anger doesn’t happen spontaneously. If we don’t control our anger, anger will control us. Anger is usually a secondary emotion. That is, it’s a response to a situation. Anger is the emotion we get when we feel victimized; someone ignores us or is unfair to us and we personalize the situation leading to getting angry. Expressing only the anger doesn’t usually help. Suppressing the anger doesn’t work either – it doesn’t make the primary feelings go away. If suppressed long enough, one of two things happen: either we have an outburst or we become depressed.
Other anger management programs teach skills to change behaviour without addressing the emotions that created the behaviour. Our program is based on the theory of the direct correlation between our thoughts, self-esteem and personal control. As your personal control is enhanced, you will feel increased confidence, and will be able to resolve conflict. In turn, you will improve your school or professional work by making better decisions. We learn that the way we think determines the way we feel which in turn determines our actions.
Personal control must be sustainable. Clients tend to forget what they learn in anger management courses and revert to old behaviours. Participants of the Anger Management Program will have access to a maintenance program to refresh skills.