Who Should Attend This Program?

If you, or someone you know, struggles with:

  • Feelings of anger & frustration
  • Relationship issues
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Employment issues
  • Trouble with the law
  • Personal trouble
  • Conflict
  • Physical violence
  • Feeling a lack of control

Please join us for insight, tools and support to make a positive change in your life!

Anger is a normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems – problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of something overwhelmingly powerful and unpredictable. If you feel that this has happened, or could happen, in your life, this program is for you.

Program Goals

Learn to:

  • Discuss and explore real life situations unique to you
  • Use positive coping mechanisms
  • Use appropriate communication styles
  • Respond to anger responsibly
  • Control immediate responses of anger
  • Identify different anger styles

Learn through:

  • Activities
  • Video clips
  • Open discussion
  • Power point
  • Personal examples

Program Commitment

You are responsible for:

  • Attending weekly
  • Attending on time
  • Participating to your fullest ability
  • Respecting the confidentiality of other members in the group
  • Respecting yourself and other members of the group
  • To attend the program without the company of an intimate partner or friend, as it promotes a more open and honest conversation within the group

Program Description

The Anger Awareness Program is a 10 week cognitive and evidence based program. It runs weekly for ten 1 hour sessions in a closed, confidential group environment.

Week 1: Thinking About Anger & Mindfulness
Week 2: Anger Triggers
Week 3: Understanding Perception & Cognitive Distortions
Week 4: Connecting Thoughts & Feelings
Week 5: Cognitive Behavioural Model
Week 6: Communication Styles
Week 7: Assertive Communication
Week 8: Navigating Conflict
Week 9: Self-Care & Boundaries
Week 10: Review & Wrap-Up

Previous Participants Have Said:

“Everyone should take this course.”

“Get more of the public involved for we all need to help each other.”

“I found this very informative and helpful…”

Program Fee: $150 (non-refundable)

Certificate provided after successful completion of program

For More Information Contact:

Gabriella Levinski, Justice Services Volunteer Coordinator – 905.682.2657, ext. 260

John Howard Society of Niagara
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J9
Phone: (905) 682-2657 Ext. 260
Fax: (905) 984-6918
Email: glevinski@jhs-niagara.ca

“Through responsive and individualized service, the John Howard Society of Niagara is committed to facilitating positive personal growth through Justice, Prevention, Employment and Education programs that enrich the communities of the Niagara Region.”