Actress Valerie Harper lets her emotions run wild as Tallulah Bankhead in 'Looped' on Broadway. Here, Ms. Harper demonstrates smiling but masking anger. Erin Wigger for The Wall Street Journal
Demand for such programs is coming from courts seeking alternatives to jail sentences and companies hoping to avoid lawsuits and office blowups. Aware that high-pressure jobs can make for hot tempers, some professions offer pre-emptive anger management. A few state bar associations now require "civility" training for lawyers renewing their licenses. And as of last year, hospitals must have programs for "disruptive" physicians as a condition of accreditation.

Introducing Anger And stress Management Sessions For Professional And College Athletes
Keeping Your Cool: How To Manage Anger During Competition

​Athletes who can control their anger and stress on the court or field generally perform better.
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As natural competitors, many athletes find it impossible to play their sport without experiencing intense emotion. Consequently, bad calls, dirty plays and poor performance can trigger feelings of  anger. But when you allow yourself to get angry on the court or field, your performance will drop, because you will:

  • Lose focus on the competition
  • Shift attention to retaliation
  • Start negative self-talk and self-criticism
  • Let your form get sloppy
  • Lose confidence

If you struggle with anger during competition, try one of these coping skills recommended by sport psychologists. You’ll not only have a much better experience on the field, you’ll actually learn to use your emotions to your advantage.

Hassle Log

Immediately after a game, write down situations that caused anger throughout. Include thoughts, emotions, reactions, consequences of your choices and a coach’s evaluation of your behavior. Also, use the hassle log to identify what you could have done differently. For example, if you got angry because you were beat to a ball and ended up committing a foul because of it, you may want to concentrate on running back on defense faster next time. By becoming more aware of your actions and emotions during a game, you’ll be able to plan better for the future.

Cue Words

Pick a word or phrase to focus on when you feel yourself getting angry. For example, a soccer player might say, "First to the ball," to concentrate on gaining possession of the ball instead of running after an offending opponent. Use cue words in practice so they become second nature in competition. By learning to focus on your next action rather than mistakes, you’ll eliminate many of the dangerous effects of anger.


Develop positive self-statements to let go of anger and mistakes. Examples include, "I am a smart player," "I've got a good attitude," "I am calm, cool, and collected" or "I let go of mistakes and focus on the next play."

Role Play

At practice or at home, rehearse appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations with a parent, teammate or coach. Although it may feel silly, research shows that role playing through positive responses can be an effective way to program the right response for competition.


Use imagery to visualize yourself in situations that make you angry; then watch yourself successfully handle them. Be sure to visualize feeling relaxed and in control. Visualization is a great technique to try right before a game to get your mind in the right place.

Deep Breathing

Every time you start feeling angry, take three deep breaths to allow your emotions to simmer down. For a powerful combination, use this physical technique at the same time as you try one of the mental tricks outlined above.

Source: The Sport Psych Handbook by Shane Murphy

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We are certified facilitators in Anger and Stress Management. We specialize in violence in the work place and relationship building. Our sessions are focus driven and designed to enhance inter-personal relationships and promote overall heath. The less stress and anger you have, the happier you become and consequently have a thriving relationship. We have court-ordered classes and individual voluntary sessions.
Our executive coaching seminars and workshops are very popular as more and more executives and managers are realizing the importance of emotional intelligence. Executives and managers learn conflict resolution skills and become more productive in their professions.

What is Anger Management?

Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you're becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this.

You may learn anger management skills on your own, using books or other resources. But for many people, taking an anger management class or seeing a mental health professional is the most effective approach.

Why it's done

Anger management helps you recognize frustrations early and resolve them in a way that allows you to express your needs — and keeps you calm and in control.

Some signs that you need help controlling your anger include:

  • The regular feeling that you have to hold in your anger
  • Constant cynical, irritated, impatient, critical or hostile feelings
  • Frequent arguments with your partner, children or co-workers that escalate frustrations
  • Physical violence, such as hitting your partner or children or starting fights
  • Threats of violence against people or property
  • Out-of-control or frightening behavior, such as breaking things or driving recklessly
  • Anxiety or depression about anger so that you withdraw
How you prepare

A number of books and websites offer information about ways to manage anger. But, if learning skills on your own isn't enough to help you stay calm and in control, you may benefit from seeing a mental health professional or by taking an anger management class.

It can take a little work to find an anger management program, a counselor specializing in anger management or other resources.
Here are some places to start your search:

  • Ask your primary care doctor or mental health provider for a referral to a program or counselor.
  • Search online for resources, such as blogs, support groups or books.
  • Ask someone who completed an anger management program or took other steps to manage anger.
  • Check with your employee assistance program (EAP) or church.
  • Check your local library for books, videos or other resources.
Beginning anger management

When you start working on anger management, identify your triggers and the physical and emotional signs that occur as you begin to get angry.
Pay attention to and make a list of:

  • Stressors that commonly trigger or worsen your anger, such as frustration with a child or partner, financial stress, traffic issues, or problems with a co-worker
  • Physical signs that your feelings of anger are rising — for example, clenching your jaw or driving too fast
  • Emotional signs that your anger is on the rise, such as the feeling you want to yell at someone or that you're holding in what you really want to say
What you can expect

Anger management classes or counseling for anger management can be done in a group or one-on-one with your partner, child or someone else. The setting, length and number of sessions vary, depending on the program or counselor and your needs. Anger management courses or counseling can be brief or last for weeks or months.

Generally, counseling for anger management focuses on learning specific skills and ways of thinking so you can cope with anger. If you have any other mental health conditions, such as depression or addiction, you may need to work on these other issues for anger management methods to be effective.

The aim of counseling and anger management classes is to teach you to:

  • Identify situations that are likely to set you off and respond in nonaggressive ways before you get angry
  • Learn specific skills to use in situations likely to trigger your anger
  • Recognize when you aren't thinking logically about a situation, and correct your thinking
  • Calm yourself down when you begin to feel upset
  • Express your feelings and needs assertively (but not aggressively) in situations that make you feel angry
  • Focus on problem-solving in frustrating situations — instead of using energy to be angry, you'll learn how to redirect your energy to resolve the situation
  • Communicate effectively to defuse anger and resolve conflicts

Improving your ability to manage anger has several benefits. You'll feel as if you have more control when life's challenges turn up the heat. Knowing how to express yourself assertively means you won't feel the frustration of holding in your anger to avoid offending someone.

Anger management can help you:

  • Communicate your needs. Learn how to recognize and talk about things that frustrate you, rather than letting your anger flare up. Knowing how to express yourself can help you avoid impulsive and hurtful words or actions, resolve conflicts, and maintain positive relationships.
  • Maintain better health. The stress caused by ongoing angry feelings can increase your risk of health problems, such as headaches, difficulty sleeping, digestive issues, heart problems and high blood pressure.
  • Prevent psychological and social problems linked to anger. Examples include depression, problems at work and troubled relationships.
  • Use your frustration to get things done. Anger expressed inappropriately can make it difficult for you to think clearly, and may result in poor judgment. You'll learn to use feelings of frustration and anger as motivators to work harder and take positive action.
  • Help avoid addictive escapes. It's common for people who always feel angry to turn to alcohol, drugs or food to dull anger. Instead, you can use anger management techniques to keep your cool and maintain control.

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If you’re struggling with out-of-control anger, you may be wondering why your fuse is so short. Anger problems often stem from what you’ve learned as a child. If you watched others in your family scream, hit each other, or throw things, you might think this is how anger is supposed to be expressed. Traumatic events and high levels of stress can make you more susceptible to anger as well.

Anger is often a cover-up for other feelings

In order to get your needs met and express your anger in appropriate ways, you need to be in touch with what you are really feeling. Are you truly angry? Or is your anger masking other feelings such as embarrassment, insecurity, hurt, shame, or vulnerability?

If your knee-jerk response in many situations is anger, it is very likely that your temper is covering up your true feelings and needs. This is especially likely if you grew up in a family where expressing feelings was strongly discouraged. As an adult, you may have a hard time acknowledging feelings other than anger.

Clues that there’s something more to your anger

  • ​You have a hard time compromising. Is it hard for you to understand other people’s points of view, and even harder to concede a point? If you grew up in a family where anger was out of control, you may remember how the angry person got his or her way by being the loudest and most demanding. Compromising might bring up scary feelings of failure and vulnerability.
  • You have trouble expressing emotions other than anger. Do you pride yourself on being tough and in control, never letting your guard down? Do you feel that emotions like fear, guilt, or shame don’t apply to you? Everyone has those emotions, and if you think you don’t, you may be using anger as a cover for them.
  • You view different opinions and viewpoints as a personal challenge to you. Do you believe that your way is always right and get angry when others disagree? If you have a strong need to be in control or a fragile ego, you may interpret other perspectives as a challenge to your authority, rather than simply a different way of looking at things.

If you are uncomfortable with many emotions, disconnected, or stuck on an angry one-note response to everything, it might do you some good to get back in touch with your feelings. Emotional awareness is the key to self-understanding and success in life. Without the ability to recognize, manage, and deal with the full range of human emotions, you’ll inevitably spin into confusion, isolation, and self-doubt.

Some Dynamics of Anger

  • We become more angry when we are stressed and body resources are down.
  • We are rarely ever angry for the reasons we think.
  • We are often angry when we didn't get what we needed as a child.
  • We often become angry when we see a trait in others we can't stand in ourselves.
  • Underneath many current angers are old disappointments, traumas, and triggers

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One of the most important skills to learn in order to succeed in your marriage is to "put love first." In other words, to have a good marriage, your spouse and your relationship has to be the absolute highest priority in your life--bar none. Answer the questions below “true” or “false” and see how you're doing. Compare your score with the assessment scale below.


When my spouse phones, I almost always make time to talk.


If I’m with my spouse and someone else phones, I usually don’t take the call.


I speak to my spouse about non-logistical matters at least twice per day.


When something significant happens in my life, I almost always share it with my spouse first.


I initiate positive loving physical contact with my spouse at least twice each day.


When we go to a social function, I almost always spend at least half my time talking with my spouse.


When my spouse walks into the house, I almost always interrupt whatever I am doing to greet my spouse.


When I walk into the house, the first thing I usually do is greet my spouse.


I spend more time interacting with my spouse than I do watching TV.


I spend more time interacting with my spouse than anyone else in my life.


I usually interrupt whatever I am doing if my spouse wants my attention.


When I need someone to talk to, I almost always talk to my spouse.


I almost always recognize in a significant way my spouse’s birthday, our anniversary, and other special days.


My spouse and I go out alone together at least once per week.


My spouse and I go on vacation alone together at least once per year.


I have photographs of my spouse in my office, wallet, or gym locker.


I have at least one personal and meaningful discussion with my spouse per week for a minimum of twenty-five minutes.


I do unnecessary thoughtful things for my spouse regularly.

Total all the yes’s 


1-9: OUT OF SHAPE. Your priorities are out of whack. 

10-14: AVERAGE. This won't do if you're trying to revamp your marriage. 

15-18: MARRIAGE FITNESS CHAMPION. You seem to have your priorities straight.


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How to Stay Positive at Work

There’s a reason why it’s called a depressed economy. No one enjoys job insecurity or financial crises. Whether you’re frantic about getting fired, bumming out at your 9-5, or working in a doom-and-gloom atmosphere, make sure you follow this advice to do your best and keep spirits up on the job.
By Leonora Epstein
Become indispensable. 
When downsizing poses a threat to your department, passivity can be killer while action is critical. Take this as your opportunity to shine, suggests Adele Sheele, career coach and author of Skills for Success. “In bad times, instead of wallowing, start contributing and see what’s needed,” says Sheele. Organizing task forces, taking on responsibility, and volunteering to head projects shows enthusiasm to your boss (not to mention inspires coworkers to match your gung-ho attitude). A tip from Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines: Become more valuable by expanding your skill set to include things that aren’t necessarily part of your job description. Learn new computer programs, or find out what tasks your superiors are responsible for that are unfamiliar to you.
Boost morale. 
“In the office, negative talk can lead to a downward spiral, which becomes contagious to others around you,” explains Julie Jansen, a career counselor and author of I Don’t Know What I Want, but I Know It’s Not This. Lifting the cloud over your cube can be as simple as saying, “Hey guys, what can we talk about that’s upbeat?” Something that seems little — telling a story or a joke, or asking about other people — can go a long way and change the feeling in the office for the rest of the day.
Come together. 
“In down times, companies tend to put their employees’ noses to the grindstone even more,” says Jansen. “Encourage social activities like pizza parties or happy hours,” she suggests, as a way to combat pressure and encourage fun. But, don’t think that just because there’s an economic crisis you should stop reaching out once it’s over. “One of the things we saw in 9/11 was strangers coming together to help each other. We don’t need disasters to be better people. You should always be trying to do your best,” Sheele warns.
Do damage control before you need to. 
Truly worried about the economy having a negative effect on your career? “Now’s not the time to panic or hide from potential insecurities,” advises Jansen. “You should always be networking and have an updated résumé.” In the meantime, think about what you can do to help your boss keep her job. If her position is stable, she’ll be more likely to make sure yours is, too.
The good news. The unemployment rate is still relatively low at 6.1 percent. So while the economy may cause you anxiety, your job is probably safe. Nevertheless, getting your ducks in line, being proactive, and having a plan should make you feel more in control of your professional life and give you some relief. You might even crack a smile.

Screams at the boss? Snap at a colleague? Throw your cell phone into your computer monitor? If so, you may find yourself headed to anger-management classes, which have become an all-purpose antidote for fit-throwing celebrities, chair-throwing coaches, vandals, road ragers, delinquent teens, disruptive airline passengers, and obstreperous employees.

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Georgia Anger Management is a Georgia- based Anger Management Education and Training Company offering the Anderson and Anderson model of curriculum. The Anderson & Anderson® model of anger management is the most effective and widely recognized curriculum in the world.

The training aspect of the organization was created to provide quality continuing educational services for anger and stress management for individuals, professionals and 


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If Charged with Simple battery, assault or obstruction of justice, the state of Georgia may require you to receive a standardized anger/violence evaluation from certified counselor. This evaluation may recommend Anger/Stress Management classes

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Phone: 404-410-2555

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Dunwoody, GA 30346
Phone: 678-382-6973
Fax: 770-396-4717

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Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Probation Services Locations:

1530 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 206
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone:  770-673-8085

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Tucker, Ga 30088

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160 Pryor St SW,
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 656-4600

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A new relationship—whether personal, romantic, or professional—is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. As you look around, you can scarcely take it all in. Everything smells, sounds, and looks terrific. You coast through weeks or months—maybe even years— of happy driving before you’re aware of anything that needs fixing. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it’s overwhelming; you’re left stuck on the side of the road wondering what went wrong.

A trained eye knows when a car is in trouble. From the sound of the idle to the color of the exhaust exiting the tailpipe, there are telltale signs of distress. The same is true of relationships, and you can be your own mechanic. Researchers at the University of Washington discovered four clear indicators of relationship failure (dubbed “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”) so profound that they predict the future success of a relationship with 93% accuracy. The researchers in Washington conducted their studies with married couples, and their accuracy rate for predicting divorce has held up for more than 14 years after watching couples interact. Please call Georgia Anger Management at 678-662-7066 to schedule an appointment for an assessment and evaluation of your relationship. learn more about “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” Sessions also include, among others: A trained eye knows when a car is in trouble. From the sound of the idle to the color of the exhaust exiting the tailpipe, there are telltale signs of distress. The same is true of relationships, and you can be your own mechanic. Researchers at the University of Washington discovered four clear indicators of relationship failure (dubbed “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”) so profound that they predict the future success of a relationship with 93% accuracy. The researchers in Washington conducted their studies with married couples, and their accuracy rate for predicting divorce has held up for more than 14 years after watching couples interact. Please call Georgia Anger Management at 678-662-7066 to schedule an appointment for an assessment and evaluation of your relationship. learn more about “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” Sessions also include, among others:

Relationship Building
Divorce-Proof Your
Building Trust
Effective Communications
Anger & Stress Management
Signs Of A Troubled relationship
10 Secrets To A Happy Relationship
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Self-Care Quiz

​How well are you taking care of yourself?

  1. Do you have a morning routine that is nourishing and allows you to start your day with some time for you?
  2. Do you set a daily intention every morning, do you know the top 3-5 values that you find most important and to do you check in with this in setting your daily intention?
  3. Do you have time alone every day?
  4. Do you eat healthy (whole and non-processed foods primarily) and exercise most days of the week?
  5. Do you have hobbies that you are passionate about?
  6. Do you take days off work when you need a break?
  7. Do you take breaks at work to be mindful of how you are feeling and check in with your daily intention?
  8. Do you have people who you can talk to that really “hear” you?
  9. Do you eat regularly?
  10. Do you stop and go to the bathroom right when you need to?
  11. Do you say “no “when you don’t want to do something?
  12. Do you have a “slow down” routine that you use to ease from your work day to your home life and a place in your home that is your sacred space? A room, a corner, a deck?
  13. Do you have time in the evening to read, watch TV, play with your kids or something else you enjoy doing?
  14. Do you spend time with friends who really get you and have the same passions and values as you?
  15. Do you have a nighttime ritual to let your body know it is time to settle down and get ready for sleep? Does this routine include turning off all electronics at least an hour before bed, turning down lights and stimulating music/noise?
  16. Do you sleep 7-8 hours a night?
  17. Do you have a regular bedtime and wake-up time?
  18. Do you ask for help when you need it?
  19. Do you have any spiritual routines that nourish you (church, meditation or something else)?
  20. Do you take care of your pampering needs? Get haircuts regularly, get your nails done if you enjoy a pedicure (not just for women) or take time to get a massage when your feel tense?
Total all the yes’s

1-5: You need REAL self-care! You put others’ needs above your own, you do not take the time to do things for yourself, and you teach others that they don’t have to respect you because you don’t respect yourself.

6-10: You are doing the bare minimum for self-care and are at significant risk for over-exerting yourself and slipping into the no self-care realm. You are not honoring your higher self and therefore not fully enjoying your life.

11-15: You are providing yourself with some self-care and that is fantastic. Congratulations! But there are still some areas that could use work. Look at the no’s and see where you can use help.

16-20: YES! You prioritize self-care. However, unless you scored 20 there is room for improvement and things you could do to take better care of yourself. You already know it is important and make time to put YOU first and you have to make sure you keep that up.

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REAL Self-Care™ Quiz – Where Do You Need Help?

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