The Group Anger Managment Programme is centered around ten 2 hour group sessions, but also includes a limited amount of one to one work with Chrissy.
One to One Introductory Sessions
You'll start off with a one to one session, either face to face, on-line or phone. The session lasts for about an hour, and gives you the opportunity to start to gain an insight into the nature and pathology of your anger, You'll be able to outline your story, and start to identify some of the triggers that are personal to you. You'll also have the chance to discuss group work with Chrissy, looking at what's involved and what you can expect to gain from such work.
You'll then join the next group that forms, usually within 14 - 28 days of finishing your second one to one session. There will be between 4 to 8 people in the group and it will meet every fortnight in Preston. Here you'll have the chance to share with others in the group, experiencing their support as you benefit from sharing thoughts, feedback and opinions. The group work will also include looking at essential aspects of anger and anger management including -
Compassionate Communication - Openess and Vulnerability
Shoulds and Shame
Connecting Empathetically - Listening with L-O-V-E
The Physiology of Anger
Expressing Anger Appropriately - Empowering Yourself through Empathetic Anger
In each session there will be plenty of opportunities to work experientially with all members of the group, and you'll be able to practice the tools and strategies that you learn.
A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the programme.
In the following 4 - 6 weeks after the end of the group you'll have the chance to work with Chrissy one to one in a one hour follow up session. This will give you the chance to reflect on how you've implemented what you learned from the group sessions in your life.
The one to one sessions are £40 if on-line, phone or face to face in Dalton-In-Furness, and £45 face to face in Preston (includes cost of room hire)
The Group sessions are held in Preston every fortnight, are a minimum of 2 hours long and cost £50 each
Initial Introduction Session
The aim of the session is to look at your own personal issues with anger management enabling you to fully understand the full effect that they have on you and those around you; and to have you experience a short part of the programme so that you have an idea of the sort of work that would be required from you in order to complete the programme successfully.
It usually takes about two hours to complete and is split into two distinct parts.
The first part is used to gain an insight into the nature and pathology of your anger. I usually work from a list of questions which will help you to shine a light on various aspects of you and your issues with anger. Initially we'll look at how anger is affecting your life, who and what is at risk from your anger and what has caused you to book the session. Then we'll seek to discover the origins of your anger, the people who you learnt from, your anger role models, issues and traumas that arose in your childhood and at school. We'll look at your anger triggers, who and what makes you angry, the times you get angry, and your own personal anger patterns. At some point we'll then consider your anger styles, how you express your anger, your language, behaviour and actions, what you experience in yourself when you get angry, how you feel when you are angry, the ways in which you are physically and mentally aggressive and abusive to your family, friends and colleagues. We'll also consider your current life situation - the amount of stress you may be experiencing, any issues of depression, addiction, or trauma, you own personal levels of self awareness.
Following on from this investigative work the second part will provide you with the information
as to how and where the anger management programme can help you. I'll describe the parts of the programme that I can see would be specially relevant to you own personal situation. There will be time within the session to work through a short part of the programme to give you an example of how it could be of benefit to you so that you have a clear understanding of the sort of thing that's involved. Although there are a considerable number of areas that need to be addressed, there is ample time for you to bring your own personal material. Indeed it is not unusual for you to be able to work within the session on some of these issues, and consequently enable you to gain a clearer understanding of exactly what you are personally facing.
At the end of the session we will review what we have discussed and at that point, if you have not already booked the programme, you can decide whether you want to go ahead and book yourself onto the rest of the programme
The Main Programme
Designed to be deliver in six sessions, each session lasts for around three hours and is split into three 60 minute units. As in the Initial Introduction Session you'll work one on one with Chrissy.
A section of the anger management programme will be covered in each unit and this will be made relevant to your own personal situation. There will also be plenty of time within each session to look at the your own personal history and issues. If required, extra sessions of one to three hours can be booked during the programme to enable you to spend as much time as you feel you need to fully investigate your own personal material.
You'll learn about anger from four aspects -
Internally - Here you'll develop a full understanding and thorough knowledge of anger, learn about your anger triggers, work with feelings and emotions, and consider aspects of shame, stress, self-esteem. From the insight you gain you'll be able to develop better self understanding and self control
Growth Through Understanding - Using experiential imagery work we link your past to your present, looking at incidents of trauma, abuse, abandonment and unmet emotional needs. We resolve those wounds through empowerment of your vulnerable child and healthy re-parenting enabling you to cast aside and move forward from those damaging incidents in your past.
Self Compassion - You'll learn how to develop empathy towards yourself and others understand the close link between empathy and anger, and learn to communicate in a non-aggressive way which will help you become a loving, caring person who can form intimate, meaningful relationships.
Externally - You'll have plenty of opportunities to practice the procedures, methods and strategies to manage you anger that you're learn during the sessions so that you leave the programme with the full anger management toolkit containing all that you need for expressing your anger in a clean and healthy way.
A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of each session
and a certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the programme.
The programme can also be delivered in nine 2 hour sessions, or eighteen 1 hour sessions if required, which can help to spread the cost.
Follow Up Sessions
These can be booked at any time after the Review Session, last 2 hours, and take the following format -
Refresher Sessions - for going back over any part of the programme that you may need to revisit
Learning Sessions - the opportunity to learn about our latest material in anger management
Development Sessions - these deepen your understanding of a specific area of the programme
Personal Sessions - to talk about a specific anger incident in order to gain greater insight into it
The programme costs are -
Dalton-In-Furness and on-line -
Part 1 - Initial Introduction Session - up to 2 hours session - £40
Part 2 The Anger Management Programme - 18 hours in 1, 2 or 3 hour sessions - £30 per hour
Part 2 - Review Session - up to 2 hours session - £40
Part 4 - Follow Up Sessions - optional 2 hour sessions - £40
The total cost for the complete programme in Dalton-In-Furness or on-line, consisting of parts 1 to 3, on a session by session basis is £620 however if you make one single payment of £540 for Part 2 - The Anger Management Programme, (either 6 three hour sessions, 9 two hour sessions or 18 one hour sessions) you'll receive Part 1 - the Initial Introduction Session and Part 3 - the Review Session FREE OF CHARGE
Preston (all fees include cost of room hire) -
Part 1 - Initial Introduction Session - up to 2 hours session - £45
Part 2 The Anger Management Programme - 18 hours in 1, 2 or 3 hour sessions - £35 per hour
Part 2 - Review Session - up to 2 hours session - £45
Part 4 - Follow Up Sessions - optional 2 hour sessions - £45
The total cost for the complete programme in Preston, consisting of parts 1 to 3, on a session by session basis is £720 however if you make one single payment of £650 for Part 2 - The Anger Management Programme, (either 6 three hour sessions, 9 two hour sessions or 18 one hour sessions) you'll receive Part 1 - the Initial Introduction Session and Part 3 - the Review Session FREE OF CHARGE
One to one anger management counselling sessions, each of 50 minutes, are available face to face in Dalton-In-Furness (Monday - Wednesday) and Preston (Thursday and Friday), and for those of you who can't make face to face sessions on-line and phone sessions are available.
The number of sessions that you chose to attend is determined by you as we go along and you can decide to finish at any point.
Here there will be plenty of time for you to talk about whatever is troubling you, and within those sessions we'll also discuss elements of anger management. I'll introduce key elements of my anger management programmes which will include helping you understand the background and pathology of your anger, the triggers and situations, including unresolved trauma, that are personal to you in setting off your anger, and strategies and techniques to manage and express your anger in an appropriate way.