Anger Management

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 9AM - 10AM

Location: Lake Elsinore, CA

Fee: $10 per class (discounts available if you qualify)

Our course is designed by Paul Fugelsang (MA, LPC), Rebecca Gangl (MA, LPC), and Dr. Karen Rippy (PhD, LMFT), based on our collective decades of experience working with and treating anger. Our program stresses personal responsibility and accountability — each student is asked to find the motivation within themselves to complete each hour of coursework. Students control the pacing of the course and the depth to which they process the material.

The classes are modular so that each hour represents a new topic. Each class consists of readings, exercises, and a quiz. Readings begin by exploring the basics of anger and progress toward an in depth analysis that examines a student’s learned behaviors and childhood.

Each reading is accompanied by exercises for the students to complete, including meditation, breathing exercises, and extensive journaling about current and past conflicts. Scientifically validated, interactive quizzes consist of a combination of multiple choice and true or false questions. A score of 80% is required to progress to the next session.

Course Curriculum

The classes are modular, so if a student enrolls in a 12 hour course, s/he will complete all classes building up to and including those listed under the 12th hour.

4 Hour Course

  • Getting started: What is Anger and Why Do I Need Anger Management

  • Expressions of Anger

  • Where Does Anger Come From: Family Origins and Unmet Needs

  • Recognizing Anger: Bodily Cues and Triggers


8 Hour Course

  • Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills

  • Empathy

  • Forgiveness

  • Creating a Support Network


12 Hour Course

  • Self-Control

  • Assertive Communication, Part 1

  • Assertive Communication, Part 2

  • Assertive Communication in Practice

18 Hour Course

  • Effective Body Language for Assertive Communication

  • Self Talk, Mental Dialogue, and the Experience of Anger

  • Other Types of Thought

  • Understand Self-Talk

  • Type of Anger Checkpoint/Review

 30 Hour Course

  • Cooling Down

  • Aggression

  • Meditation

  • Practicing Acceptance

  • Accepting Feedback

  • Positive Expressions of Anger

  • Feeding Anger/Nutrition 101

  • Checkpoint 2

  • Road Rage

  • Abuse

  • Workplace Conflict

  • Cultivating Resolutions

36 Hour Course

  • Cultivating Resolutions at Home

  • Self-Esteem

  • Healthy Boundaries

  • Honesty Self-Acceptance

  • Letting Go


52 Hour Course

  • Resting and Relaxing

  • Respecting Others

  • Stress

  • Recognizing Stress

  • Stress Management

  • Other Causes of Anger

  • Checkpoint #3

  • Anger Management in Action

  • Meditation in the Moment

  • Coping Skills

  • Anger and Time

  • Organization

  • Final Checkpoint

  • Anger Management Maintenance

  • Summarizing the Anger Management Course

Our Anger Management Course gives our students the material they need to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their experience of anger. It improves the relationships our students have with loved ones, workmates, and perhaps most importantly, themselves. Our students regularly report decreased levels of internal/external tension and increased levels of overall functioning.

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