Online Class: Anger Management Techniques

This insightful anger management course will help you learn how to recognize, manage and control your anger before it takes control of your actions and life.

Self-Paced, Online Class
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
  • 10
  • 16
    Exams &
  • 5
    average time
  • 0.5
    Video Audit

Course Description

Manage Your Anger: A Comprehensive Online Course

Do the aftereffects of unrestrained anger leave you grappling with regret or damaged relationships? If so, our meticulously designed online anger management course might be your pathway to finding equilibrium. This course is more than just theoretical knowledge; it provides actionable techniques and holistic understanding, acting as a guide to reclaim control over one's reactions.

Understanding Anger

At its core, anger is an emotional response to external or internal events. It can manifest as a mild irritation or escalate to intense fury. It's essential to remember that anger, in itself, is a natural and sometimes necessary emotion. However, the real concern arises when this emotion results in aggressive, violent, or disruptive behaviors.

Anger often stems from unmet expectations, whether they're related to other people's actions, situational outcomes, or even our performance. For instance, consider a scenario where you expect a peaceful drive to work, but instead, you're stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam. The disparity between expectation and reality can ignite feelings of frustration.

However, it's the outward expression of this anger that can lead to conflicts. Lashing out at a loved one in a heated moment, or engaging in destructive behaviors like property damage, can have long-term consequences on relationships, professional life, and mental well-being.

Delving Deeper: The Many Facets of Anger

  • Types of Anger: There are distinct forms of anger. Some might stem from feeling threatened, while others arise from perceived injustices or are more personality-driven than situational.

  • Responses to Anger: Recognizing how one responds to anger is crucial. For some, it's a verbal outburst, while others might resort to physical actions.

  • Anger in Relationships: Uncontrolled anger can strain relationships. By understanding its origins and manifestations, one can mitigate its impact.

  • Stress and Anger: Stress can exacerbate anger. Identifying stressors and managing them can significantly reduce unwarranted anger episodes.

  • Passive Aggressive Behaviors: This is a covert way of expressing anger. Recognizing and addressing such behaviors can improve interpersonal dynamics.

  • Empathy: Cultivating empathy can be a buffer against unwarranted anger. Understanding others' perspectives can reduce misunderstandings and conflicts.

Tools & Techniques

  • Control Mechanisms: Learn proven strategies to regulate anger episodes and prevent them from escalating.

  • Relaxation Techniques: Incorporate breathing and relaxation exercises to reduce the intensity of anger.

  • Seeking Professional Help: Recognize when it's time to seek expert intervention and the available resources.

Why Take This Course?

If anger is the default response to trivial irritants or is affecting your personal and professional life adversely, it's a sign that intervention is needed. The repercussions of unchecked anger extend beyond the individual. It affects families, friendships, workplaces, and communities.

Our course equips you with knowledge, resources, and techniques to break the cycle of reactive anger. By fostering self-awareness and teaching control methods, we aim to help participants lead a balanced, fulfilling life.

In Conclusion

Anger, when understood and managed, can be transformed from a disruptive force to a constructive one. Our course aims to be that transformative tool, guiding you towards understanding, acceptance, and effective management of this potent emotion. Join us, and take the first step towards a harmonious, balanced life.

Areas of Study

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.4 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(5,951 votes)
  • Lesson 1 - The Basics of Anger

    Anger is a normal, natural emotion, and without it we would be less able to defend ourselves when needed. However, our physical reaction to anger, and the way we express anger, can sometimes become a problem.
  • Lesson 2 - Area Responses to Anger

    Anger is an emotion that elicits responses from three areas: physical, physiological, and cognitive.
  • Lesson 3 - Identifying Anger

    Recognizing your anger requires you to do a little self-exploration to determine what kinds of things make you angry, how you have been taught to handle anger, and why you feel provoked to anger in certain circumstances.
  • Lesson 4 - Controlling Anger

    Repressing anger is not the same as calming yourself in a positive way and working through your anger. Repressed anger can manifest itself in both psychological and physical ways and can cause stress, high blood pressure, and frustration.
  • Lesson 5 - Developing Empathy

    Empathy is having the ability to feel or understand what someone else is feeling. By developing your ability to feel empathy, you may be able to diffuse your anger and angry reactions, because you will understand what the other person is feeling.
  • Lesson 6 - Passive Aggressive Behavior

    Passive aggressive behavior is a coping mechanism that people use to handle their anger. On the outside, they seem friendly, cooperative, and willing, but on the inside they are seething and resort to sabotage.
  • Lesson 7 - Stress

    Stress is the mental and physical reaction to the daily pressures of life. The relationship between stress and anger is undeniable. There are things you can do to reduce stress both mentally and physically.
  • Lesson 8 - Anger in Key Relationships

    The people we love the most are often the ones who anger us the most. We can have angry feelings toward parents, children, siblings, and spouses. Open communication is the most important way to handle anger in your closest relationships.
  • Lesson 9 - Professional Help

    Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we are unable to handle anger on our own. When that happens, seek a licensed professional counselor or anger management therapist to help you learn effective ways to manage your anger.
  • Lesson 10 - Breathing and Relaxation Exercises

    Breathing exercises can make you dizzy or lightheaded, so be careful and use caution. If a specific exercise recommends sitting to perform it, it is important that you comply.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify what anger is.
  • Recognize area responses to anger.
  • Perform variety of methods to control anger.
  • Develop empathy.
  • Recognize different forms of passive aggressive behavior.
  • Identify stress factors that cause anger.
  • Recognize the use of anger in key relationships.
  • Identify when to seek professional help.
  • Utilize breathing and relaxation exercises to better control anger and outbursts.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
  • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
  • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
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Course Title: Anger Management Techniques
Course Number: 7550244
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (5,951 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "I really enjoyed this course. I thought it was very informative about what anger management is and how to reduce your anger and stress. It helped me become more self-aware of my expectations and the journal exercises were further helpful to be able to communicate some of my issues." -- Erin J.
  • "I am very thankful for the opportunity to take this course and feel that it was very helpful in teaching ways to recognize and deal with my anger in the future." -- Tony M.
  • "I think this course is great. Every lesson is laid out in a way that is easy to navigate. Very informative." -- Erin G.
  • "I think this course was amazing and I think the breathing steps and how to take care of stress was very helpful." -- Kiara W.
  • "This course was very helpful. I now have the tools I need to address my anger in a healthier way. Complete eye opener! Thank you!" -- Tracy H.
  • "I enjoyed the course very much , I did find it challenging at times, as it's the very first self help course that I've ever done...I'm very happy with the outcome and how I feel. I believe the course has helped and improved my anger issues and state of mind. Thank you." -- John L.
  • "The course was great I learned so many things that I did not knew before and I also learned about myself, what caused me to be angry and what steps should I take to control it. I think I am more equipped with the tools I needed to control and handle my anger through this course,tkank you." -- Harsimran P.
  • "The course, for me, was reflective, offering new insights to control of anger issues. I thought, overall, the course met its desired outcomes." -- George P.
  • "Yes this is a very well explained course and every thing is explained in good detail and easy to understand with good examples. It was really very helpful in giving me a insight about my own anger and helped to understand myself better I can definitely enjoy the benefits of this course. Thank you very much." -- Steven P.
  • "Very good as it allows me to understand about passive-aggressive behavior which relates to what happen in my life and how I've responded in fits of anger. Thank you with appreciation." -- Cindy juliana R.
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