Date: 1/28/2019, 9:15 am—12:15 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Someone’s words or actions triggered you. Strong feelings of anger arise. Depending on your relationship to anger, you might hide, diminish, or deny angry feelings. Unfortunately, the anger that you hold can weigh you down. Taming your anger comes at a cost to your health and well-being, and might lead to a rageful, destructive outburst, or depression. However, you can experience anger as a powerful, necessary, and creative force. Anger tells us to pay attention to ourselves and to take action. Instead of trying to minimize anger, or engaging in destructive patterns, learn how to be with anger in a healthy and productive way so that you can communicate from an empowered place. When you give yourself permission to say that you are angry and work through it, then it will be easier for you to support others’ anger, especially when working with youth and their families.
In this training, you’ll come away with skills and tools to be with anger in the moment and a process for working through anger by: listening to your body’s signals, using words with awareness to acknowledge anger, uncovering what triggered you in the first place, discovering what’s underneath the anger you’re feeling, grounding and centering yourself, identifying what you want instead of what you don’t want, and exploring next steps for self-care and healing.