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 ANGER DYNAMICS         
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Anger Dynamics


Lesson 1 -- What is Anger

An Emotion
An Outcome of Mental Distress
A Physical Response
A Wide Range of Conditions
Can Be Addictive
Can Be Short-Lived or Long-Term
Can Vary in Intensity
Can Increase or Decrease
True/False Test

Lesson 2 – WHOSE ANGER IS IT ANYWAY?

The Blame Game-Somebody Made Me Do It
Defense Mechanisms
Locus of Control
True/False Test

Lesson 3 – HOW TO APPROACH ANGER

Stop Destructive Patterns
Manage Your Own Temper before Confronting Others
Think before Acting
True/False Test

Lesson 4 – SETTLING DIFFERENCES PEACEFULLY

Come Up With a Plan
Be Aware of the Message You are Sending
You are Trying to Fix a Problem, Not Make It Worse
Avoid Inflammatory Words
Make Your Purpose Known
Focus on One Problem at a Time
Consider Having a Friend or Counselor Present
True/False Test

Lesson 5 – STRATEGIES TO REDUCE STRESS

Make It a Priority
Go Over Your Options
Go to a Safe Place
Dealing with Common Sources of Stress
True/False Test

Lesson 6 – BIBLICAL INSIGHTS

Differences between God’s Anger and Ours
“Righteous” Anger
Jesus in the Temple
Can We Get Angry and Still Not Sin?
Unholy Anger
“Turn the Other Cheek”
Settle Differences before Making Offerings to God
True/False Test

Lesson 7 – FINDING YOUR VOICE

Express Yourself without Anger
Put Communication First
Speak with Control and Politeness
Get Your Message Across
To Those Close to You
To Those in Authority
To Everyone
True/False Test

Lesson 8 – LIVING WITH PEACEFUL CHARACTER

Controlling Anger is a Lifetime Skill
Improving Relationships
Who are You Being Influenced By?
Keeping a Clear Mindset
True/False Test

Lesson 9 – HELPING OTHERS

Control Your Own Anger First
Understand the Other Person’s Point-of-View
Become a Mediator
Identify Ways to Defuse the Situation
Commit to Respect Both Sides
Ask Speaker to Rephrase Inflammatory Comments
Focus on an Outcome that is Mutually Beneficial
True/False Test

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