The anger management group is targeted towards children from ages 6 to 13.
Over the course of five 90-minute sessions, a variety of skills are learned. First, we learn how to identify some of the bodily symptoms of negative emotion. Then, we learn how to more effectively distinguish between anger, frustration, disappointment, hurt, fear, and so forth. Once feelings are more accurately identified, the actions that are taken to feel better can be more successfully implemented.
Cognitive behavior therapy techniques will be used to help children better understand and more effectively cope with their feelings. Cognitive techniques, deep breathing, and alternative ways to diffuse will all be taught. At the same time, you will help us monitor and reward better self-control throughout the sessions - and, we will set you up with a system to maintain positive behavior that is learned within the group session.
The goal is both to learn better coping skills at the group, and to change behavior both at home and at school.
Please click on the attached brochure below for more information.
New Dates for upcoming sessions:
Sunday Mornings, 9:30-10:40 for ages 6-9, 11:00-12:15 for ages 10-13
Session 1: November 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11, 2016
Session 2: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2017
We will be offering a two session advanced level course for children who have attended any one of the Anger Management Groups at Mind Matters Clinic. These include both a refresher of past materials and advanced techniques.
January 15, 22 & 29, 2017
Download the brochure: Anger Management: