This anger management programme draws on research about the development of emotional and social intelligence which indicates that a well-balanced and emotionally mature individual will be capable of greater academic achievement since they are not psychologically involved with inner tensions and emotional turmoil.
To achieve emotional maturity this programme teaches:
- Impulse control
- Active listening
- Ability to understand non-verbal cues
- Stress management
- Conflict resolution
- Optimistic outlook
- Acceptance of other people
Central to the programme is how to deal with angry outbursts – known as ‘emotional hijacks’ – when the brain floods with chemicals and all rational thought becomes impossible. It includes ‘pre-emotional hijacks’ where biochemicals such as adrenaline and flight-or-fight hormones start to kick in, right through to the ‘post-emotional hijacks’.