Each day we are faced with new challenges that can trigger many different types of emotions. Emotional regulation is the ability to manage and assert control over one's own emotional experience. Emotional regulation can help reduce the intensity of an emotion and allow you to express yourself in a calm and clear way.
Having strong emotional regulation skills can help strengthen relationships, increase job performance, enhance well-being, and lead to better health.
Anger management is a common emotional regulation skill. Through anger management, you are able to learn to recognize your signs of anger, as well as how to properly cope with the anger.
How can Alternative Pathways help me?
Alternative Pathways offers individual coaching sessions focused on emotional regulation and anger management.
Alternative Pathways also offers a specialized group in anger management and emotional regulation called T.I.M.E.
This program assists participants to gain a clearer understanding of emotions, thought processes, and how to more effectively control behavior. The group is educational in nature and based on cognitive and emotional development. It is conducted over a six week period in a group format. This teaching method includes lectures, discussions, activities, and various assignments and encourages group interaction.
Each class is 2 hours in length. Topics covered include:
Understanding Emotions, How Your Emotions Affect Other People, Styles of Interaction
Techniques of Handling Anger, Communication Skills, Motivation and Desire to Change
It is a cognitive teaching approach with an emphasis on assisting participants to change
Negative or self-defeating thought patterns. Participation is essential as it enhances the learning experience while the participant practices communication and interaction skills.
The program is not a counseling modality. It is educational
Goals of T.I.M.E
1. Reduce aggressive responses by teaching healthier ways of interacting.
2. Gain clear awareness of the ‘thinking, feeling, acting’ continuum
3. Develop an understanding of cognitive (rational) and emotional (experiential) ‘minds’
4. Teach positive communication skills.
5. Teach positive coping skills.
6. Enhance understanding of emotions in order to effectively function within the community.
7. Direct participants to individualized services if requested.
A Phase II follow-up will also be offered in addition to the initial group. This will consist
of 6 additional hours of instruction over a 3 week time frame.