Archive for June 2008

No matter how well one plans it is seldom that reality is as smooth as the plans. Therefore in recent weeks I have been advising clients to have a contingency consciousness to combat this problem. What is this? It is a state of mind that is aways aware that things change and one should be ready for this eventuality. To deny this fact is for many to live a life of sustained anger and conflict.

Carlos Todd,LPC


As Conflict Coaching & Consulting, PLLC moves to strengthen its image as a anger and conflict management organization we are happy to announce that our blog has recorded its highest number of hits per month. Anger is not a popular topic however as evidenced by just under 20,000 hits it is clear that individuals and organizations are seeking ways to reduce anger and conflict. Thanks to all our visitors for stopping by and please visit our company site at

Carlos Todd,LPC

Anger can make your blood pressure rise, cause you to have stress and make you physically ill. Worst of all, it can make you do and say things that you wish you could take back. Most people who fly into a violent rage regret their actions later, but often it is too late. You cannot undo the past. You can, however, make sure that it does not happen again by doing something to help you in the future. Taking an anger management online class can be the first step in the right direction for you. There are actually court approved anger management courses online that can help you deal with your conflict issues and avoid resorting to violence or saying things that can be extremely hurtful. Most people have issues with anger management at one time in their lives, it is nothing to be ashamed of. However, if you continue to say and do things that are harmful to others as well as yourself, you are heading down a path of self destruction. Do not allow anger to control your life. Click here to join our online anger management class.

Carlos Todd,LPC

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Carlos Todd, LPC

Yesterday I looked at the newspaper and I was shocked to see that the price of oil had risen again but instead of fear–as I had felt in the past–this question came over me. How will you adapt? Is this not the defining question that has allowed humans as a species to still exist today. One can choose to respond in anger at what is being done or one can be the change that one wants to see.

As I have expressed in previous articles unhealthy anger can tend to be a paralyzing force that immobilizes individuals from making changes that will allow them to face new circumstances in health ways. The alternative is a healthy anger that energizes and mobilizes adaptation and change. So as the nation faces higher oil prices and a “recession” the question for us all is how will we adapt? Something about the American story tells me that we will emerge from this episode as we have in the past–not consumed by anger and conflict but changed and renewed.

Carlos Todd,LPC

If you are like most people, you don’t believe that you have an anger management issue. You believe that conflict resolution should come from either violent behavior or screaming. This is usually a learned behavior but not the way that people in society should behave. You cannot go about solving all of your problems with your fists. Not only is it uncivilized, but it is illegal. While defending yourself is one thing, becoming violent to make a point or to bully others is totally unacceptable. And deep down, you know that this behavior is wrong. You need to try anger management course to learn to modify your behavior. Anger management does not mean that you are a violent and out of control person. It means that you are someone who wants to learn how to better communicate with others and not feel so much pain and rage. Everyone feels rage at one time or another and we can all lose our cool. But allowing this to control our lives will only end up causing us harm. If you feel as though you are getting more out of control when it comes to anger issues, click here to join our anger management class facilitated by an anger management expert.

By Gregory Kyles, LPC, CEAP, CAMF

Do you experience extreme feelings of frustration? Do you see red when something doesn’t go your way? Do you get aggressive and agitated easily? Well, if the answer is yes then you are a potential candidate for anger management classes, but to be sure let’s take a simple test.

Click on this Anger Test link and see how you score.

Anger can manifest itself in numerous ways. Crimes of passion take place because people act impulsively when faced with nerve-racking situations. When you’re angry you lose control of the situation. When you lose control you do things that you normally wouldn’t do and may regret later. People experience anger in varying degrees. While some people repress their anger and deal with it later, others react immediately and vent their frustration on the first thing they come across. Both are potentially dangerous ways to deal with anger. If anger is repressed, a person may get sulky, moody and withdrawn. On the other hand, those who react immediately may use expletives and even resort to physical violence. Repressed anger is sometimes more dangerous than anger that is expressed. This is because pent up emotions can cause nervous breakdowns and lead to sudden disconnected acts of violence much after the incident that caused the anger in the first place occurred.

Every individual comes face-to-face with problems that seem larger than life. This culminates in feelings of helplessness and frustration at the workplace. Organizations and therapists are exploring Anger Management as a means to increase productivity and promote harmony at all levels of the hierarchy. Generally, stress and anger is more visible among line and field employees as compared to middle and upper management levels. Relationships between a husband and wife can also get strained on account of physical and verbal abuse. Abusive relationships are often symptoms of mismanaged anger and dissatisfaction. Anger Management seeks to recognize and control misplaced anger.

Many therapists have begun Anger Management Classes to help people let go of their anger and lead quality lives. These classes should be overseen by Certified Anger Management professionals who teach people certain techniques for controlling and regulating anger and fear.

Effective anger management classes should cover four topics:

  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Assertive Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence

The classes are generally conducted with a group of people who experience similar behavioral disorders. Group activities help prevent feelings of intimidation and discomfiture. If anger gets the better of you, it is to your advantage to enroll in an anger

Carlos Todd, LPC

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