Understanding the Anger in Me (13 Week Group Therapy Series)
Group Therapy Series - Understanding the Anger in Me
February 18th ~ May 12th, 2020
Do you struggle with anger?
Most people stereotype anger by assuming it always results in shouting, slamming fists, or throwing things. However, anger is not that one-dimensional. In fact, all of the statements below represent feelings of anger:
- When I am displeased with someone I shut down allcommunication and withdraw.
- I get very tense inside when I tackle a demanding task.
- I feel frustrated when I see someone else having fewer struggles than I have.
- There are times when my discouragement just makes me want to call it quits.
- I can be quite aggressive in my business pursuits or even when just playing a game.
We all deal with anger in our lives, whether it be in a subtle or violent manner. Being angry can involve a wide range of emotional expressions such as frustration, irritability, annoyance, aggravation, blowing off steam, or fretting.
The good news is anger can be managed. The Anger Workbook Les Carter, Ph.D. and Frank Minirth, M.D., offers a unique 13-step interactive program that will help you:
- Identify the best ways to handle anger
- Understand how pride, fear, loneliness, and inferiority feed your anger
- Uncover and eliminate the myths that perpetuate anger - "Letting go of my anger means I am conceding defeat" or "No one understands my unique problems."
- Identify learned patterns or relating, thinking, and behaving in your life that influence your anger
Anger impacts every aspect of life. Over time we may have developed unhealthy patterns that we want to change. Learn how to overcome unhealthy patterns that damage your personal and professional relationships. Develop insights that will help you change your reactions to healthy responses, change your way of thinking and behavior to improve you and your relationships! With the assistance of The Anger Workbook, each participant will grow in understanding his/her anger and in wisdom to manage it.
Don't Let Anger Take Control! (from The Anger Workbook)
Please join us for this unique group therapy session where you can receive guidance and insight to your unique situation. You will be part of a safe and respectful discussion that can bring healing and liberation.
Meet the Facilitator - Fred Barker, MDiv, MSE, LPC
Fred Barker is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri and an ordained pastor. He earned his Master of Science and Education degree in Counselor Education at Missouri Baptist University and his Master in Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Seminary. He has served as a pastor for over 37 years and in the mental health field since 2003. Fred has experience in individual, group and couples therapy. He has practiced in Christian Counseling clinics, hospitals and correctional facilities for crisis intervention.
Fred’s passion is to help others navigate the challenges that life often presents. When life seems to overwhelm, his passion is to help you overcome. His desire is to establish a safe environment to express, to assess issues and set goals that lead to growth. He works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral model that leads to a transformed mind and purposeful living. While Fred works from a Biblical worldview, he is respectful of the client’s perspective and building on common ground. Fred works with adolescents, adults and senior adults with life stressors including depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, marital, and pre-marital couples. He also is available to work with pastors and churches that have experienced conflict or hurt.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind (bold/italics mine), that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2 ESV).