Stress and Anger Management
Work and/or School stress – therapy focuses on increasing the client’s ability to successfully manage their life at work. Treatment may include stress management, assertiveness training, organizational skills education and/or conflict resolution skills.
Domestic problems – Treatment for domestic violence and high-conflict relationships includes cognitive-behavioral strategies for anger management and conflict resolution.
Imagine this scenario: A 9 year old boy we’ll call “David” is brought in for counseling. His parents are concerned about his angry outbursts. They describe him as usually a mild-mannered and well-behaved child until this last year. The parents have been getting reports from his 3rd grade teacher that David often fidgets, blurts out answers impulsively, “seems to be in his own world” too much and such things. They became alarmed when the teacher suggested they have David tested for ADHD. Continue
A friend/colleague and I recently had a discussion about motivational speakers and televangelists who try to convince us that we deserve to be happy and are entitled to serenity. While this is an attractive concept, it can actually rob us from living a full and whole life. This sounds paradoxical, but really the more we focus on ourselves and our own happiness the more elusive it becomes. Maybe people don’t know what they are looking for, in fact I’m sure this is often the case. Henry David Thorough is quoted as follows about happiness: Continue