Creating and cultivating healthy relationship is a two part process; first learning how to have a healthy relationship with the self, and then manifesting reciprocal behaviors with others.
The goal of the Relationship groups; Saving your marriage serries is to help members be more intentional in interpersonal relationships while providing psycho-education and support.
Relationship Groups are very popular form of therapy in the modern world. Group therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy that is based on interdependence and interaction among the group members who mutually disclose personal challenges and issues in their relationships during group sessions.
The focus of the Relationship Groups; Saving your marriage series is to regain confidence in your communication with your partner. It’s based on the premise of interpersonal learning. The process serves as the agent of change. The group presents realistic challenges to maladaptive interpersonal belief systems and behavioral patterns via feedback from participants and encouragement to experiment with healthier alternative behaviors, first within the group and then outside the group.
According to Irvin Yalom (2005) the following is s brief list of the benefits group psychotherapy can provide.
Universality – feeling of having problems similar to others, not alone.
Altruism – helping and supporting others.
Instillation of hope – encouragement that recovery is possible.
Guidance – nurturing support & assistance.
Imparting information – teaching about problem and recovery.
Developing social skills – learning new ways to talk about feelings, observations. and concerns.
Interpersonal learning – finding out about themselves & others from the group.
The groups allow for personal, emotional and psychological development in the areas of responsiveness to feelings of anger, violence and maladaptive reactions. Most adults were not taught how to respond to situations, feelings, and emotions. Our partnership will allow you to learn these new skills rather quickly, so you can communicate with your loved ones in a loving and healthy manner. #FVIP classes are made of gender-specific groups. Each group discusses and deals with issues that are problematic in our daily lives.
It is neither realistic nor possible to completely eliminate anger and violence, therefore, the goal of #Family Violence Intervention Program classes is to learn how to cope with and express anger and violence in a healthy way. The interventions in each class are designed to build cognitive restructuring of maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors.
In #FVIP classes, we discuss the difference between anger, hostility, aggression, and violence, so that participants can appropriately define and express their experience. Additionally, the #FVIP classes curriculum is designed to address the effects of anger on the body, behavior, mind and how it can lead to violence. These interactive #FVIP classes include various case studies and scenarios that address specific, anger-inducing situations in order to facilitate group dialogues related to appropriate and healthy responses. Additionally, clients will be challenged to objectively question their initial reactions and consequently reframe it to a healthier perspective.
For additional information on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, please visit the website at https://gcfv.georgia.gov/
What is anger management? Are anger management classes right for me?
Per the American Psychological Association, Anger is completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Sometimes, our anger, rage, frustration, violence are caused by serious and challenging issues in our lives. It is expected to demonstrate a certain degree of anger or disappointment. Sometimes, it’s a healthy, natural response to life’s difficulties. We are raised to believe we must solve all problems. This can cause our anger to get out of control. Focusing on the present and working towards acknowledging the problem is the first step towards anger management.
Anger management classes focus on new behavior strategies. The new goal is to start identifying and managing anger, stress, rage, violence and conflict while improving emotional intelligence and assertive communication.
Our Anger Management classes are designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of one’s individual anger triggers in order to assist participants in mediating responsiveness—shifting away from old habituated reactions in light of healthier, purposeful responses to achieve higher quality outcomes. To register for an Anger Management class, call 404-594-1770.