Anger Management Workshops are held at Pacific Behavioral Healthcare ( 2370 130th Ave NE Ste 104, Bellevue, WA 98005) on the following dates:
7/13 & 7/20 10/5 & 10/12
8/3 & 8/10 11/2 & 11/9
9/21 & 9/28 12/7 & 12/14
This class is for both men and women and is court approved
For the cost of the workshop see the "Financial Information" page. To register and reserve your spot, email me at [email protected] stating that you want to attend either the 8 or 16 hr class. Then, either pay in advance using a credit card or a PayPal account through the PayPal portal on the "Payment Information" page, or call me and give me your cc info over the phone. If you call and leave a message, please give me a day and time you are available to receive a call back.
Once you have paid and I have your email address I will respond with an email including the necessary information regarding the workshop. I will also send a reminder email the Friday before the first class.
Men, want something sooner? Check out The Good Guy Club tab. The Good Guy Club is an ongoing weekly 1.5 hour emotional regulation / conflict management meeting in Bellevue. Attending weekly meetings will also meet court requirements for an anger management class.
Would it surprise you to hear that anger is not an emotion?
The reason most approaches to anger management are ineffective is because they teach that anger is an emotion.
If, for example, anger is an emotion, how am I to control it?
How does one control love?
How does one control sadness?
How does one control happiness?
I have three college degrees, I have been working as a therapist for 20 + years, and I have lived life to my current age and I have no idea how to control an emotion. I can modify both my thinking and behavior but if someone told me I needed to control, let's say, my sadness. I would have no idea how to do that. I mean, I just feel sad, right?
Here is something else to think about, try being angry and not blaming, not even yourself! Impossible!
So what approach does work?
Here is the key, 'become a student of your anger.'
But what can our anger possibly teach us about ourselves?
Whether in individual sessions, at one of my monthly Anger to Authenticity workshops, or over coffee, I can teach you how to use your anger (verses allowing it to use you) so as to:
- Increase personal insight,
- Set AND maintain effective boundaries,
- Establish supportive relationships,
- Communicate self-respect, safety, and accountability.
Call or email me to start the process of learning to use your anger instead of continuing to allow it to use you.
Anger to Authenticity workshops at my Bellevue office includes coffee, juice, pastries, water, and snacks.