RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Seminar

Date: May 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Extension Ottawa County Office, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460
Contact: Holly Tiret: 616-336-8998 or tiret@anr.msu.edu

How individuals handle their anger and stress effects a radius of people around them. Through presentations, group discussion and skill-building activities, participants will learn what anger is, what triggers anger, calming down and de-stressing methods, the principles of problem solving, effective communication skills and forgiving and letting go of the past. This multi-session program can be provided in a variety of community educational settings.

The goal of Alternatives to Angers is to help young people, parents and caregivers foster health relationships so they can live, learn and grow in a safe, affirming and fair environment free from violence, abuse, bullying and harassment. Youth, parents and caregivers will learn to better manage their anger and stress at home and in the workplace. Participants will: Understand child and human development and how to RECOGNIZE when people are angry, what triggers that anger and how to cope. Learn to EMPATHIZE with another’s person point of view. Learn to be a better LISTENER. Learn ACCEPTANCE to deal with challenging behaviors by developing problem-solving skills. Learn to X-OUT the past and focus on the present.

This one day seminar is being sponsored by Journey 4H: The Outdoor Challenge, and is free event.  It is open to 4-H volunteers, mentors, members (11-18), staff and community members. Any youth attending must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit the RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Seminar registration page for more information.

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