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Anger Management Program

close up image of a fist crushing a stress ball as part of an anger management programWhile anger is part of life, managing it can be difficult, especially for teenagers and adolescents. While not everyone may require an anger management program to regulate their anger, many will. Recognizing that your anger is extreme and that seeking anger management is not a punishment but a constructive way forward will be one of your best decisions. 

Unattended, severe anger issues can affect all parts of your life adversely. When anger is not managed, it can become extreme and lead to cases of assault, physical abuse, road rage, domestic violence, and even murder. When you enroll in an anger management program—often part of co-occurring disorders treatment—you are able to take the steps necessary to manage anger.

What Is Anger Management?

Anger can be a coping mechanism for those with mental health issues. This is especially true if a mental health condition goes untreated. In many cases, the affected individual may not even realize that they have a mental health issue and that their anger results from this. 

Once a mental health or substance use disorder is diagnosed, an anger management program can be highly beneficial in helping individuals deal with their anger and find constructive ways to manage it. Learning more about your emotions and where certain negative behaviors stem from can be difficult work but is well worth the effort in the long run.

Anger management includes one-on-one, family, and group therapy sessions with a psychologist trained in treating anger issues. Sessions include a focus on the following:

  • Better communication
  • Exchanging bad habits for healthier ones
  • Mindfulness, breathing, and meditation exercises
  • Elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or cognitive restructuring

What An Anger Management Program Looks Like

Like any form of therapy, anger management is not a “one-and-done” solution. It’s more of a work-in-progress approach where you work on yourself and your anger issues over time. In fact, lessons learned in an anger management program can be life-long strategies that simply become part of your daily life. 

While individual and group peer therapy are essential parts of anger management, family therapy can also be an important element. Anger can stem from family issues, or impact the family, so addressing any issues is essential for moving forward in treatment and recovery. Whether you attend group therapy sessions, work one-on-one with an anger management therapist, or participate in family therapy with your loved ones, you will gain the tools you need to better manage your emotions. 

Anger management sessions help you learn how to: 

  • Recognize that you need help and be confident to seek it when you need it
  • Express feelings and emotions in a non-aggressive way
  • Learn tools to remain calm when you become emotional and resolve your conflicts with ease
  • Identify triggers and how to avoid them
  • Self-manage your stress levels with techniques like meditation, yoga, and breathing 
  • Focus on the future rather than dwell on the past
  • Think intentionally and logically to guide better decision making 

Imagine Omaha Offers Anger Management For Teens

Seeking treatment for anger issues is the first step to better managing your emotions. Imagine Omaha offers treatment specifically designed for teens and adolescents battling various behavioral and mental health disorders. Take steps to better yourself and lay the groundwork for a future with thriving relationships and healthy outcomes.

Imagine Omaha also offers:

  • Trauma therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • CBT 

Don’t let anger take over your life. Contact the team at Imagine Omaha today at 888.306.2681 or online to learn more about our anger management program for teens. We offer individualized treatment programs for mental health that are custom designed for your teen.