Dealing with anger is an often difficult task which most people endure throughout their lives and situations. Men of all ages will soon have the opportunity to learn how to deal with their anger with the commencement of a ten week group on Monday 27th April. Intake for the group is throughout April at the Men and Family Relationships Centre.
The group is open to men of any age who would like to start acting differently, become more aware of their emotions, understand where their anger is coming from and learn new ways to channel it productively.
A recent participant said, "I came to the group because people in my family were saying that I intimidated them when I was angry. But what I realised, talking with the other men in the group, is that I have had a lot of losses and I'm really more sad than angry. "
Group facilitator Ross Gilbert says that when men express anger in ways that intimidate others, the result for the man can be isolation, feelings of shame and guilt, addictions, depressive illness and suicidal thoughts or actions. Physical expression of anger can lead to hurting others and being hurt, resulting in legal troubles.
Participants should not mistake this course for an alternative to legal processes or a treatment for assaultive behaviour.
Ross said, "We welcome into our groups men who have used violence to resolve their issues and men who want to find alternatives to those responses when trying to solve life's dilemmas."
Expressed by one participant, "When I feel powerless and don't know what to do about things going pear shaped, I can take the time to notice how scared I am. Best of all, I know I can talk it through with other men and know that I'm not alone."
"Working together, with facilitation by counsellors skilled in men's processes, the groups offer opportunities for support and development of social networks, as well as exploration of issues all men face and sharing of strategies to develop new patterns," Ross said.
Men wanting to register for the April group or to learn more are invited to phone Ross on 5452 9795.
Dealing with Anger - A ten week course for men
27 April to 29 June 2009
Location: Family and Relationship Centre
Every Monday evening for ten weeks from 27th April
Event Cost: $120 to be paid prior to commencement
For further information please contact:
Lifeline Community Care Queensland
Greater Sunshine Coast Region
Men & Family Relationships Centre
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