Session Overview

Understanding Anger

This workshop will support people to understand their anger, its origins, and impact in their lives. Participants will learn effective ways to direct their anger so that it serves as a source of forming better relationships and working through differences respectfully.

There will be a focus on understanding what anger is, how to distinguish it from abuse and controlling behaviours, and how to develop the calmness within required to explore what truly bothers us and what we need. Facilitators will introduce an overview of some of the issues related to working with anger, the techniques that are most effective, and the direction needed to proceed further with this work. A variety of topics may be touched on, but we will explore those which most concern the group present.

Sharon Bronstein, MSW and Alan Caplan, MA are counsellors, facilitators, and coaches with years of experience (over 20 years each ) working with individuals, couples, and communities. Their focus has been on introducing safe, effective ways to address conflict, anger, and resentment. Alan is a counsellor for the Snuneymuxw community programme. He has facilitated groups on Healthy Relationships and Living With Anger for men in the community as well as at Nanaimo Correctional Centre . Sharon has specialized in women’s issues as well as relationships in her private practise. Her training is in working with family systems. Alan and Sharon have been a couple for 14 years, and have worked together to share their own experience. They have been co-leading groups on anger and abuse in the BC area for the past 10 years.