ANGER MANAGEMENT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUPS

Are you easily irritated and annoyed?
Do you often yell at your partner or children?
Do you struggle with road rage?
Are you frequently angry on the job?
Do you have physical symptoms due to anger?


Find practical, real-life help in a safe, caring atmosphere
with the support of other people with similar issues.


The Emerge from Anger program offers quality anger management classes/groups and also domestic violence classes/groups in Newhall and in Sherman Oaks. The classes/groups are certified and approved by Los Angeles County’s Probation Department’s Domestic Violence Monitoring Unit. Both court-referred and self-referred individuals are welcome. Our one-time initial Intake fee is $65 and our group sessions are $35 per session.

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES/GROUPS AVAILABLE
In our open discussion anger management groups you will learn valuable tools to handle anger-triggering situations. Our anger management groups focus on research-oriented techniques to improve communication, increase self-awareness, develop non-conflict negotiation skills, and enhance stress management and problem-solving techniques. Topics such as parenting techniques, intimate partner relationship issues, anger in the workplace, and road rage are discussed. We also offer live group seminars and workshops for agencies, corporations, and faith-based institutions. Please contact Emerge from Anger’s executive director, Mark S. Miller, MA, MFT at (661) 255-6634 or (818) 783-0781 for more information.

SCHEDULE OF ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES/GROUPS
*You must schedule an initial intake appointment BEFORE attending the first group.
Newhall Location: Wednesdays at 6PM and 7 PM
Sherman Oaks Location: Contact Mark Miller at (661) 255-6634 or
(818) 783-0781 for information.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASSES/GROUPS AVAILABLE
Our domestic violence classes/groups provide an opportunity to develop extensive knowledge about the psychological factors underlying emotional, verbal, and physical abuse. Topics include prevention and change-strategies, empathy building, developing mutual respect for self and others, listening non-defensively, self-soothing skills, time-out, negotiation skills versus intimidation, manipulation and controlling behaviors, calm parenting techniques, fair fighting vs. dirty fighting, positive versus negative self-talk and much more. The focus is on building skills to improve your self-esteem and to improve your relationships. Classes/groups are one hour and fifty minutes in length, which gives ample time to present new skills and to address specific concerns and problems that group members may have for the week.

SCHEDULE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASSES/GROUPS
*You must schedule an initial intake appointment BEFORE attending the first group.
Newhall Location: Contact Mark Miller at (661) 255-6634
Mondays at 6 PM (Men’s Group)
Mondays at 6 PM (Women’s Group)
Tuesdays at 6 PM (Men’s Group)
Thursdays at 6 PM (Men's Group)
Saturdays at 9 AM (Men’s Group)

Initital Assessment Paperwork

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Have you slammed the phone down in anger when faced with the endless computerized voicemail menu choices (press one for…)? Have you gotten into a yelling match with a complete stranger over a parking spot? Ever break an object out of anger during an argument? If so, you probably realize that these are not examples of anger management at its best. Anger is a natural response to a variety of situations. It can help to protect us from dangerous situations and energize us to resolve problems in positive, healthy ways. Anger itself is not “bad” – it depends upon what you do with it. Anger can be destructive when expressed in aggressive ways and often leads to many negative personal and professional consequences. When anger gets the best of you and your relationships, it can trigger headaches, stress, high blood pressure, sleep problems, depression and anxiety – not to mention causing problems in your marriage and with your job.

DO YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ANGER?


Take the Miller-Patton Quick Self-Assessment Anger Screen below to help assess your anger responses. It is also helpful if you ask trusted friends or family members to answer these questions about their experiences with you when you have been angry to help you get a bigger picture about how you react.

MILLER-PATTON QUICK SELF-ASSESSMENT ANGER SCREEN

1. Do you “fly off the handle” more easily and more often than other people do in similar situations?
2. Do you get angrier than is necessary in many common, daily situations?
3. Do you express anger in ways that overwhelm or intimidate yourself and/or other people?
4. Do you feel angry for hours or even days at a time over an incident?
5. Do you silently sulk or pout when angry?
6. Do you use alcohol or other drugs to calm down after feeling angry or getting into an argument?
7. Do you use obscene or threatening gestures when angry?
8. Do you often scream, yell, or shout while angry?
9. Did you get angry enough to throw things, hit, or kick other people or animals?
10. When you are angry, have you hurt yourself deliberately out of frustration (for example, punched a hole in a wall, intentionally cut or burned yourself, etc.)?
11. Do you experience physical reactions when angry, for example, does you heart pound rapidly, do you have headaches or do you have muscle tension and tightness?
12. Does your expression of anger usually leave you feeling worse about yourself and the person or situation that was involved with your anger?

If you answer “yes” to two or more of these questions, then it is likely that you have a problem managing your anger.


WHAT IS “ANGER MANAGEMENT” AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Anger management is NOT about stopping you from feeling or expressing anger. Instead the goal of anger management is to learn more effective ways to deal with anger and frustration on a daily basis. The key is to learn to express anger in an assertive way rather than in an aggressive or passive way so that you will feel better about yourself – and so will those around you.