MaineStay Youth & Family Services
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Adult Anger Management Group

Anger is a human emotion which, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad. In fact there are times when anger is an appropriate response to a situation. However, anger becomes a problem when it lasts too long, becomes too intense, or in any number of ways seems to take control of our lives. MaineStay's adult anger management program is an eight-week educational group designed to help individuals gain control over their anger. The program utilizes a research-based curriculum of cognitive-behavioral skills to help participants understand their anger and make behavior changes geared toward effectively managing their anger and will be led by Richard Lyon, MA, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-II, a certified anger management specialist. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the group that can be used for court mandates.

Participants must be 19 years of age or older. Only 10 spaces are available. The fee for the entire eight-week program is $20 ($60 for non-residents).
Topics Addressed Include:
  • Triggers for Anger
  • Anger's Many Faces
  • The Power of Anger
  • When Anger is Good
  • Defusing Anger by Managing Stress
  • Handling Anger Effectively
  • Anger and Assertiveness
  • Managing Conflict
  • Turning Anger into Forgiveness
  • When to Take a Break
  • Cognitive Distortions and Changing Thinking
  • How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger
  • Building Healthy and Successful Relationships
  • Choosing Behavior Alternatives
  • Preventing and Interrupting Aggression
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Facing the Consequences of Anger
All participants will receive the expanded 133-page What's Good About Anger? anger management workbook containing the best research-based strategies for transforming anger into healthy skills for living.

The next session will meet on Thursdays from 7-8 PM from May 4, 2017 - July 6, 2017 at the Maine Township Town Hall. (There will be no class on May 18 or June 8.)

For more information or to sign up please contact Richard Lyon at or 847-297-2510 x261.

Adult Anger Management Group Flyer

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