The ‘Getting along: How anger works & Keeping cool – A group programme for aggression control’ booklet from the Centre for Clinical Interventions and YouthLink uses the metaphor of a pressure cooker to help young people understand and manage anger. It explains the difference between anger (a feeling) and aggression (a behaviour), stating that anger is normal but aggression harms self and others.
Topics covered include physical and mental signs of anger, identifying triggers, letting off steam/tension, assertiveness, negotiation, thinking differently about anger-provoking situations, and preparing for setbacks.
The booklet aims to increase self-awareness, teach coping skills like deep breathing and self-talk, and empower youth to control anger and express emotions in healthy ways. It stresses the importance of recognising signs of anger and finding appropriate outlets before anger escalates to aggression. The overall goal is providing skills to manage anger effectively.
The resource outlines 8 group sessions which cover the following topics:
- Introduction to program
- Overview how anger works
- Identifying anger trigger & behavioural strategies
- Identifying feelings & Looking at consequences
- Effective communication
- Using self-talk to manager anger
- Putting it together
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