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How do virtual (Telehealth) anger management classes work?

Responding to the current Covid-19 crisis and the need for social distancing, The Anger Coach continues to offer live anger managment classes- but online instead of in person.

As far as we know, this option is also accepted by courts as an alternative to in-person classes.

When are our classes held?

Virtual classes are held on Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm (Pacific Time).

How many sessions are in the program and what is covered?

The core program consists of 10 structured classes in which you learn the 8 basic tools of anger control. Each class is self-contained so you can join at any time, no matter what tool we are on in the sequence. The anger management tools you will learn are:

Tool 1– How to better deal with stress to be less angry

Tool 2- How to be more Empathetic to Reduce Anger

Tool 3– Learn how to Respond Instead of React to Anger Triggers. Learn how to “re-wire” your brain to better control anger.

Tool 4- Learn how changing your attitude and thinking patterns will decrease your anger.

Tool 5– Improve Communication skills and learn how to assert yourself to get what you need and deserve without getting so angry.

Tool 6- Examine and adjust your expectations to be more accepting and tolerant of others instead of irritable, verbally abusive and angry.

Tool 7– Be less angry by develop the skill of forgiving or letting go of hurts and injustices instead of holding grudges and needing to get even.

Tool 8- Learn the skill of immediately shutting down that part of your brain that creates your anger(your amygdala) when you are triggered- before it gets out of hand.

How Do You Enroll and how much does it cost?

Send an email to drtony@angercoach.com requesting enrollment. The start-up cost is $130 which includes registration, ebook used in class and the fee for the first night’s class. You will receive an invoice for this amount from Paypay which you can pay online with your card even if you don’t belong to PayPay.

Subsequent classes cost $35 each. After each class attendance, you will receive an invoice from Paypal for online payment of that class.

There is a special rate for couples: $150 initially for both; $50 for 2 ebooks and $50 combined class fee.

What happens next?

There are usually between 5 and 12 people in the class. Before each class you will receive an invitation from me to join the class through the online platform of zoom. You will need to download a zoom app to participate, but that is easy and you will receive instructions on how to do that. You can participate from any computer that has internet access. Or, you can participate through your smartphone (most participants have an iphone).

You do not have to reveal personal information in the class, although we do ask you to share from week to week how you are proigressing with your anger management.

Remember, this is a class–not therapy. The focus is on learning the anger management material and skills and how to apply these skills to your life. We take turns reading from the book and then learning from Dr Fiore about the topic at hand.

After completion you will receive a certificate of completion at no extra cost.