What is the course about?
This course will help you to clarify the key purpose of anger as a positive process with others. You will learn the difference between primary and secondary feelings; and you will clarify the key principles of powerful communication that will support the safe expression of anger, and enable you to make your needs clear.
What will we cover?
The course will focus on the task of expressing anger with others without being aggressive, Topics will include:
- Primary and secondary feelings
- Different behaviour styles
- Skills practice
- Power and vulnerability
- Blame and responsibility.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Differentiate between primary and secondary feelings
- Use appropriate behaviour when expressing anger
- Be more confident about expressing your anger safely.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an experiential course and will involve you working in pairs, triads and small groups to clarify personal patterns around the expression of anger. Consequently, a sound working knowledge of English is essential, coupled with a capacity to verbally engage with and give support to others in the group. Please contact the department if you need further advice or support.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor input, exercises, role play and group discussion. Students are asked to come willing to engage in self-exploration and to work collaboratively in small groups. You will be encouraged to participate and draw upon your own life skills and experience. Additionally, the tutor will ask you to complete some assignments to support your studies between classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
None. Several books will be recommended throughout the course and students are asked to bring books with them. Recommended book: Managing Anger, Gael Lindenfield (Thorsons, 1993).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer further personal development courses that complement this one, such as: Anger: cool head or hot head (PG603); Narcissism and depression (PG635); Beyond Conflict (PG682); Stress, am I missing the message (PG657).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details