Milliken Medical Centre
5651 Steeles Ave East
Suite 17
Scarborough, ON M1V 5P6
Main: 416-291-8884
(Hours: 11AM- 5 PM)

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Anger Management Program

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Master the triggers that control extreme anger reactions...and get your life back! Master the triggers that control extreme anger reactions...and get your life back!

Anger Management Counselling is a service where clients are offered strategies and techniques to manage excessive anger and make better life choices. We also offer a compressed version of the Anger Management Program, the details for which can be found on the home page under "Anger Workshop". Most of this counselling service is done on a one-on-one basis.  Overall, it can make a person's  life happier because much unhappiness and difficulties in relationships are caused by an inability to manage excessive anger. Anger management means to direct the energy of anger into productive and prosocial activities; it is not the same as anger control; See FAQ section

Course Overview

The Anger Management Program consists of eight to ten (8-10) individual counselling sessions designed to help clients recognize the roots of their anger, develop awareness of the negative effects of excessive anger and learn anger mastery.

During these sessions the client will explore  what are some main triggers of excessive anger, and how excessive anger can be very damaging to his/her relationships and other topics related to managing one’s anger effectively. Each session is approximately 45 minutes to about 1 hour in length and the duration of the program is usually between 1 to 2 months. Some sessions may also be completed over the telephone (telephone counselling), and using the internet (e-mail correspondence).

The program can also be completed within a shorter period of time. It meets the requirements of the Ontario Court System.

Course Topics

The following topics are usually covered in the eight to ten (8-10) counselling sessions, duration of each- 45 minutes to 1-hour, of the Anger Management Program:

  1. Anger assessment: narrative, context
  2. Counselling goals, tailored to needs of client, based on client's narrative 
  3. Anger triggers and styles: identification, awareness
  4. Anger body cues: anger physiology, the stress response
  5. Power and control issues: how to deal with these
  6. Gender roles: impact on men and anger
  7. Effective communication versus shaming and blaming
  8. Assertiveness, aggressiveness and passiveness in expressing anger
  9. Anger interventions and applications e.g. non-retaliation, defusing anger in confrontations, keeping and anger journal
  10. Review of the above topics.
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Telephone Counselling

We now also offer both telephone and internet-based counselling for some of our sessions.

Internet-based counselling involves communicating by e-mail or Skype.

Health Coverage

Please note that our programs and services are covered by most extended health benefits insurance plans.

Throwing Hot Coals Will Burn You

We act out because, ironically, we think it will bring us some relief. We equate it with happiness. Often there is some relief, for the moment. When you have an addiction and you fulfill that addiction, there is a moment in which you feel some relief. Then the nightmare gets worse. So it is with aggression. When you get to tell someone off, you might feel pretty good for a while, but somehow the sense of righteous indignation and hatred grows, and it hurts you. It’s as if you pick up hot coals with your bare hands and throw them at your enemy. If the coals happen to hit him, he will be hurt. But in the meantime, you are guaranteed to be burned.

-Pema Chodron