Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all group programming has been temporarily postponed. Our programs are currently being offered virtually in a 1-on-1 format over the phone or video chat. Please contact Emily Marr, Justice Services Coordinator, for more information – 905.682.2657, ext. 260, emarr@jhs-niagara.ca

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: Anger versus Aggression
Week 2: Costs & Gains of Aggressive Behaviour
Week 3: Interpersonal Approach Styles
Week 4: Understanding Different Viewpoints
Week 5: The Role of Thinking
Week 6: Distorted Thinking Patterns
Week 7: Thinking Patterns
Week 8: Communication Skills
Week 9: Interpersonal Problem Solving Part 1
Week 10: Interpersonal Problem Solving Part 2

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:

Emily Marr, 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: emarr@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.”



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