Strategies for expressing anger safely
Time: 18:00 - 21:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PG640
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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).
Jonathan Freilich is an experienced tutor and has worked at City Lit for almost 30 years. He is also in private practice as a therapeutic counsellor working with individual and couple clients. Counselling, relationship issues, self-esteem, anger management and life change, are just five of his areas of specialism. Jonathan loves his work and brings enthusiasm, passion and inspiration to his teaching. “ I’m delighted when I see my clients and students evidence growth, freedom to choose, resilience, presence and a dynamic self, all of which make up the essential components of living authentically” he says. Jonathan is also passionate about his work at City Lit and enjoys its unique and diverse mix of cultures and nationalities that make it arguably the most exciting adult education centre in the UK.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.