Joseph W. James, Ph.D.
Psychologist
4400 East West Highway
Suite 712
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.657.1144
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Maryland Anger Management
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What to Look for in a Good Anger Management Class
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Maryland Anger Management Class - What to Look For in a Good Anger Management Class
Have you been thinking about taking a Maryland anger management class but aren't sure what to look for?

We've all been had days when things just aren't going our way. Something happens and all of a sudden it's the last straw and you blow up.

You can't control things that make you angry but you can control how you react to anger itself. Anger management classes can help you learn how to respond in more productive ways when things go awry.

Some people take my anger management classes because they are ordered by the court or by their employer. But most people who take my anger management class have simply seen the damage that out-of-control anger has done to their relationships or lives and want something better.

What will a good anger management class teach you?

A good anger management class will help you manage your anger in two ways: first by helping you understand the roots of your anger so you can see where the rage is coming from and second by teaching you techniques to try in the heat of the moment to calm yourself before you lash out at others.

Anger is rarely simply about the immediate situation at hand; an effective anger management teacher will help you learn how to understand what's really bothering you and what you can do to resolve the issue directly.

Its not just about learning how to understand and control your reactions. A good class should teach you better communication skills, how to be assertive about your needs and feelings in a calm, rational manner so that others see you as part of the solution instead of the problem.

Finally, a good anger management class will help you practice these techniques, not just explain them. Most people understand these concepts on an intellectual level but until you practice them over and over again and they become second nature, you won't remember to employ them in the heat of the moment. If you practice the things you learn in an anger management class you're sure to see results you're pleased with.

For those who learned good anger management techniques at home or in school, these classes may not be necessary; for the rest of us, an anger management course can make a world of difference.

If you would like to learn more about how my anger management class can help you please feel free to give me a call at 301-657-1144 or e-mail me at DrJoe@DrJoeJames.com