About the ISAE Anger Management Class
The ISAE Violence is Preventable class is designed to reduce anger-driven behavior and improve communication. Anger drives people to do things they would not otherwise and that they later regret, resulting in consequences in their lives and in the legal and criminal justice systems. By employing strategies that reduce anger and allow individuals to cope with anger, students will be able to grow and live healthier lives.
Topics Covered in the ISAE Anger Management Class
Alternatives to Anger and Violence —Remember, anger can be a healthy emotion that can have an enormous positive impact on yourself and others when expressed in appropriate ways. Using the following skills and tips will reinforce managing your anger more effectively: use empathy, donât mentally fixate, avoid misplaced anger, relax, little things are little things, take a timeout and begin expressing your negative emotions. These can help you get past the issue and transition into more positive adventures. Learn how to communicate more effectively and using I statements. Identify your triggers early on so you are able to apply your coping skills and take a more proactive role in solving your issues. Lastly, learn how to set more clear and concrete boundaries for yourself.
Physical and Physiological Effects of Anger — It is clear that anger can affect us in many ways, mainly emotional and physical. There are some ways in how anger can be harmful if it is not managed in a healthy way. Anger can lead to a variety of mental health issues and substance abuse, can exasperate current health problems or create new ones such as anxiety, headaches, ulcers, heart problems, cause aneurisms, and can cause changes in sleep and eating patterns.
Positive Uses of Anger — Anger is an emotion that motivates and energizes us to act. The positives that come out of anger are: improved communication, motivation force for change to solve problems, reduction of violence, improvement in relationships, better ability to negotiate, and increased self-insight and self-control.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Anger Management Class
Many people have questions about how our anger management classes. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.
1. How long does the anger management class take? Weekday classes are from 5pm to 10pm. Weekend Alcohol Classes are 9am to 3:30pm
2. Is there a test at the end of the class? There is no test given to complete a class. A participant earns their certificate by paying for the class in full, attending the entire class, participating, and completing all class requirements.
3. Will I be required to talk during the anger management class? ISAE highly recommends that each participant engages in class verbally and completes worksheets and class activities. As part of the process of accepting responsibility, each participant will start by introducing themselves: name, age, describing the situation (When? Where? What was taken?), what they would do differently, and what are they expecting to get out of class.
4. Is my information kept confidential? Every participant's information is kept confidential. Doors are closed and only those required to be in class will be allowed. Exceptions are translators, if it is a parent-teen class, a minor who is a run risk and needs close supervision, and/or a participant with other disabilities, etc.
5. Are there breaks for meals and can I bring food? Yes, there are two breaks for 10-15 minutes each. Weekend day classes also offer an additional 30-minute lunch break. Participants can bring food, especially for the weekend day classes. Minors are not allowed to leave the premises, so they are always reminded to bring a lunch and/or snacks.
6. What if I miss my class? Can I reschedule? If a participant misses their class, they can contact the office on the next business day between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to reschedule.
7. Who are the instructors of the Anger Management Class? Instructors are licensed professionals, in various career fields, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, or professionals in the criminal justice field, just to name a few. They are trained extensively by ISAE before facilitating a class and ISAE provides ongoing training, updates, and evaluations with instructors. The majority (if not all) of the instructors are currently working in their field and have been for years and some instructors have been employed by ISAE for more than 10 years.
8. When will I receive the certificate of completion? Once payment is received in full, each participant will receive the certificate immediately once class is over.
9. What other advice do you have for people attending the class, for their experience to be as comfortable as possible? Participants should prepare themselves for the class by getting enough rest, eating a meal or snack prior or bringing one, taking off sufficient time to get to the class on time due to heavy traffic in Colorado, wearing comfortable clothes that they can sit in for five to six hours, take medications as scheduled unless it has a sleepiness side effect. Try to postpone if possible, if a person has any physical health problems, bring what they need to support them (like a pillow to sit on or for their back, stand up), bring a water bottle, something to write on (most locations do not have tables), wear clothing that helps to adjust the temp in their bodies (sweater, short sleeves, pants, shorts, etc.) and most importantly of all, allow themselves to be open to hearing and experiencing new things, as it makes the time go by quicker and it makes learning fun!