Anger: A product of our past
Posted August 29, 2007on:
I receive a number of calls every day inquiring about anger management. I always take the time to talk to the individual on the other line. During the conversation I always give an introduction to anger management. I tell the caller it’s a class– not counseling– then I ask them in the course of our conversation ask a rhetorical question–Which family member did you learn your angry response from? This question takes the assumption that anger is learned. Some may say that I am bold to ask such a question but the reality is that I have not never been wrong with this presumptuous question.
This is the very reason that anger management is considered a class. In it we teach skills to unlearn what was previously taught.If you struggle with anger I ask you–Which family member did you learn poor anger management from?
Carlos Todd, LPC, NCC, CAMF
President of the American Association of Anger Management Providers
Carlos Todd is the owner of Todd’s Anger Management Solutions in Charlotte, NC