Expressing your anger is healthy and necessary, but the key is learning to express it assertively and not aggressively. We can learn to communicate what we need without offending others. Have you been concerned about the frequency or the intensity of your anger? Anger expressed the wrong way will cause others to distance themselves from you, thus damaging relationships.
So, what is your goal to angered behavior?
- Have you used anger to try to change people to do what you want?
- Have you used anger to get attention?
- Have you used anger to defend against negative or painful emotions?
- Have you used anger to get revenge (you want them to hurt as much as you do)?
- Have you used anger to reduce your stress?
- Have you used anger when it was difficult to express yourself?
Anger Management Evaluation and Classes
If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of a violent crime in Georgia, changes are you were mandated to get an anger management evaluation. As stated, anger expressed the wrong way can lead to legal and personal problems. After your evaluation, you could be recommended for anger management classes. Most classes are for 12 weeks, but a judge or probation officer may decide what is required for your given situation. After completion of your required classes, you will be provided with a certificate of completion.