ANGER MANAGEMENT FOR TEENS

MFT NYs anger management for teens is one of the most successful anger management groups in the country. It  encompasses a wholistic approach and incorporates working with teens at many different levels—social as well as psychological. In our teenager group, teens learn techniques that help them cool off before they let their anger out. Herethey examine their “anger buttons” or what fuels their anger. Next they focus on what they are like when they get angry. Then they consider “being smart” rather than “being angry.”

   Our TEEN Anger Management Program

“I really like the group. Ithas been a veryenlightening and helpfuland it has definitelyhelped me control myanger.”

Christine L.

 

Through the use of exercises and group interaction, they learn to “own” their anger and explore what “really want” when

they explode. They explore their anger from their own point of view and from the point of view of others.

 

 

The teen anger management program is one of our most successful programs. Adolescence is one of the most difficult

times of life. During the stage of adolescence, children experience a physiological revolution as their bodies change from

that of children to that of young adults. All too often the psychological revolution that occurs simultaneously is ignored.
Frequently, young people at this age are confused, impatient, frustrated and angry. Many of them feel misunderstood by

parents and teachers. They feel under tremendous pressure to be popular with their peer group; they try on different identities like coats and often appear to have “attitudes” to older individuals. The teen program focuses on many of these issues.
 

A sampling of some are:

  • Dealing with “You.” Who are you anyway?

  • Dealing with “Them” (Parents, teachers and other adults).

  • Getting angry the old way

  • How to say what you mean and mean what you say.

  • Evaluating the new way.

The Teen Anger Management Group is anempowerment group. Through the use of exercises,multimedia, and group interaction, social skills are enhances and comfort with peers is increased. They begin to communicate in authentic ways, learning howto achieve what they “really” want. In the group, the teenagers interact with each other with acceptance and compassion. Through the use of positive affirmations, teens learn respect and appreciation for their own and other people’s feelings.

   Who Should Attend:

  • Teens who want to control their anger

  • Teens who want to stay of  fights

  • Teens who withdraw or seem depressed

  • Teens who want to be more energetic

  • Teens who want to get along better with the people in their lives

   Our Teen Anger Management Approach

The teen group helps teens examine the feelings they experience that typically leads them to anger bursts:

 

  • Feelings of Injustice

  • Criticism

  • Outrage

  • Feelings of Being Controlled

In addition, there are other components to the angermanagement group for teens. The second componentis enhancing self esteem. This too is an integral partof the program. Here, through the use of sharedexercises and group support, teens learn ways ofenhancing their self-esteem. They learn how their level of self-esteem affects them in life. Some concepts for teens to explore are:

 

  • Cooling Down vs. Busting Out

  • Making Requests vs. Making Demands

  • Wanting Something vs. Feeling Entitled

In the teen anger management group,teens learn skills such as:

  • Moving from Negative to Positive Self-Talk

  • Anchoring

  • Relaxation Skills

  • Communicating With the Enemy

  • Visual Imagery—Moving From Red Hot to Cool Green

In this group,the Teens also learn acceptance of the mselves and others. They explore their own worst enemy—their inner critic. This is a crucial step in the developmental process of self-esteem and self-worth. It is here that they learn about their negative self-talk and their own inner critic. Through this positive,empowering exploration, teens come to know themselves in a new authentic way. With this acceptance comes a comfort with themselves that will be evident in their daily relationships

  • Teaches Communication Skills

  • Empowers Young people

  • Fosters Good Relationships

  • Increases Self-Esteem

 

                                                                    

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