Understanding Anger and Aggression

“When something makes you angry, adrenalin causes your body to prepare for ‘fight or flight’, giving you energy and making you feel tense. Releasing this energy and tension is good for you, but it can be difficult to do so in ways that are constructive.” (Mind)

This one course will help you to understand your own triggers for getting angry and help you to explore different ways to manage your emotions, so that you stay well and develop and maintain healthy relationships.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know your own triggers for getting angry and recognise your own early warning signs
  • Recognise your own thinking distortions which can make situations worse
  • Know the difference between internalised and externalised anger as well as direct and indirect aggression
  • Understand the impact of verbal and non-verbal aggression on yourself and other people
  • Consider when anger can be a positive emotion to have
  • Look at different ways to be able to manage anger better and consider appropriate ways to respond to other people’s anger
  • Consider a range of scenario’s and reflect on how you may have reacted in the past and how you could react in the future to get a better outcome.


Date:  7 July 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Start in Salford, Brunswick House, 62 Broad Street, Salford, Manchester M6 5BZ


Date:  22 September 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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