RELAX - Alternatives to Anger course is available on-line

How we deal with anger affects not only ourselves, but the people around us, including children in our lives.

How we deal with anger affects not only ourselves but the people around us, including children in our lives. Learning to handle our own emotions is the first step in helping children manages their emotions.

R.E.L.A.X.: Alternatives to Anger is an anger management program designed to help adults understand and manage anger, develop communication skills, learn to manage stress and make positive behavioral changes.

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 others point of view.

Learn to be a better listener.

Learn acceptance to deal with challenging behaviors by developing communication problem solving skills.

Learn to X-out the past and focus on the present.

This class is for parents, childcare providers and any adult who wants to better manage their
anger and stress at home or in the workplace. Completed in a classroom setting, this highly engaging Michigan State University Extension four-part educational series includes informative presentations, group discussions and skill-building activities that will help you learn:

  • What anger is and what triggers it
  • Calming down and de-stressing
  • The four principles of problem solving; effective communication skills
  • Forgiving and letting go of the past

Michigan State University Extension has just put this program on the campus eXtension website as an on-line training. Check out this website for more information for the on-line RELAX-Alternatives to Anger class. If you’re interested in a face-to-face class check out the Michigan State University Extension website for a class near you.

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