Group Therapy – Spring/Summer 2020



Anger Management – For Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients

Date: June 8th to August 31st (Mondays) 1 session per week

*No session on August 3rd (STAT holiday)*

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Location: Zoom teleconferencing

Cost: $80

Registration Deadline: June 3rd, 2020


Anger and substance abuse often occur together, which increases the risk for negative consequences such as physical aggression, self-harm, distressed relationships, job loss, or criminal justice involvement. This 12-week group is designed for individuals who have substance use and mental health concerns along with anger management problems. This group uses a cognitive-behavioural approach to understand anger and learn how to make a change. Each weekly 90-minute session will occur using videoconferencing (Zoom). There is a limit of 10 spaces. The cost is $80/person.

Common Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Anger-Related Problems:

  • Headaches
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tightness in the chest area
  • Sweating
  • Inability to listen or focus
  • Tense muscles
  • Feelings of loss of control
  • Lack of sleep
  • Easily frustrated with others
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Common Patterns of Behaviour

  • Becoming angry when consuming alcohol
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-harm or inward aggression
  • Outward aggression such as yelling, swearing, being violent or threatening violence to control others
  • Difficulty expressing emotions in a healthy way
  • Social isolation
  • Difficulty compromising without becoming angry
  • Cycles of bad behaviour

Anger management addresses the symptoms of anger problems by targeting the emotional and physiological components. It involves identifying triggers and faulty beliefs; strengthening assertiveness and conflict resolution skills; learning about what is under the surface of your anger; and, practising strategies to express your emotions in a way that supports healthy friendships and family bonds.

Register today by clicking here