Anger: Creating New Choices Parts 1-3

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In this powerful program, ex-offenders and people in recovery look at the cost of anger and aggression in their own lives – and learn how to create new choices. They discover that destructive actions don’t “just happen” in an instant; they grow out of a pattern of thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Viewers learn an array of effective alternatives and practical skills which make it possible to stop aggression before it’s too late. Exploding in anger need not be an automatic response; it is possible to create new choices – and a different kind of life.

Part 1 – A Closer Look – Does rage explode “out of nowhere?” A closer look reveals that many things happen before we get angry: thoughts, beliefs and feelings all play a crucial role. Discovering that we do have time to do something different is a crucial first step in creating new choices. Viewer discretion advised.

Adult            36 min.           2001            DVD-1001

Part 2 – Catch It Early – Jealousy and revenge are examples of feelings which can create pictures in our minds. These are visual thoughts which drive us to actions like “checking up” on the suspected person. Allowing thee actions to continue feeds our aner, and can easily lead to aggression out of control. Similarly, when anger begins to grow, adrenaline flows and major changes take place in our bodies. Learning how to notice these changes, pictures and behaviors allows us to see what’s coming before it’s too late. Learnign what we can do to starve the anger allows us to make a different choice.

Adult            35 min.           2001            DVD-1001

Part 3 – Practical Skills – Aggression can become a habit; we can invite anger even when we don’t intend it. Our habitual body language and manner of speaking can take us down an all-too-familiar path. Learning practical skills for “keeping things cool” – for being assertive instead of aggressive – opens a new door, giving us the ability to do something different: the power to create new choices. Viewer discretion advised

Adult            35 min.           2001           DVD-1001

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