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766 Alignment Template

Name of Unit: Anger Management 7.12.12 Cassandra Gadouas Terminal Objective: Identify triggers that are perceived threats that create an angry response. Enabling Objectives Assessment Idea Absorb Activity Do Activity
1) Define anger as it relates to other emotions

Connect Activity
Asynchronous forum 1 Share experiences from the past that have shaped your angry responses and behaviors. Respond with feedback (without advice) to at least three others in the group. State if you share like experience and/or responses. Read response from facilitator and reflect on how some anger is a learned response.

Take Pretest and print out or record your answers. Identify how you usually express anger: what are your physical cues, emotional cues (body tension, accelerated heart rate, fear, jealousy, powerlessness). Journal your response. Complete assignment from anger book on pages 3-7. Report to instructor daily level of anger page 7 from the anger book.

Read pages 3-8 from anger book

Read and complete: Anger Management worksheet Answer Journal question and submit to instructor. Do you agree with any of the following statements? Note in your journal how one or more of these pertain to what you believe about anger. 1.Anger is Inherited (Do you believe you may have inherited anger from someone?) 2. Anger automatically leads to aggression (Is this true for you?) 3. People must be aggressive to get what they want (When has this happened for you?)

4. Venting anger is always desirable (Do you feel you need to vent?)

2) identify 4 of your triggers that create an angry response.

Identify how people in your past expressed anger. Journal

Read Pages 1-3


Managing Anger

Report to instructor daily level of anger page 7 from the anger book . .

Respond to at least one summary statement from Managing Anger by stating how you can apply the statement to your life.

Asynchronous forum 2 Share at least two anger triggers with group and read what others have contributed, respond to at least two participants with your thoughts, ideas, sharing similar triggers, or other comments you feel would be helpful.

Terminal Objective:Identify 5 cognitive distortions and coping skills to counter them. Enabling Objectives Assessment Idea Absorb Activity Do Activity
3) Recognize at least 5 cognitive distortions

Connect Activity
Asynchronous Forum 3 In this forum participants will share some of their hot thoughts from their journals and how they have been using the A-B-C-D Model and thought stopping. Share at least one instance where you

Monitor the selfdefeating ways in which you respond to situations. Practice recognizing your automatic responses. Record responses in journal submit to instructor. Report daily level of anger page 7 from the anger book Journal your use of countering cognitive

Read about cognitive distortions

Take quiz at the end of Training Cognitive Distortions

Read article:Training Cognitive Distortions

4)

Develop at least 3 constructive

Read page 27 from: Anger Book

Complete exercise on pages 27 and 28 from

coping skills to counter cognitive distortions.

distortions and if you are using the A-B-C-D Model or a different technique for adjusting your thinking. Submit entry to instructor. Report to instructor daily level of anger page 7 from the anger book.

Listen to Audio One And Audio Two

the Anger Book. Record Journal at least ten thinking tips from the audio assignments

have used the A-B-C-D Model or a different technique to counter cognitive distortions this week. Comment on a least two other participants entries and how you feel their entry was similar to some of your experiences.

Terminal Objective: Identify and implement relaxation and breathing techniques. Enabling Assessment Idea Absorb Activity Do Activity Connect Activity Objectives
5) Apply the use of breathing exercises to self calm and reduce feelings of stress related to anger. Note in journal feeling of anger or stress on a scale of 1-10 before using breathing video and after. Breathing exercise to watch Practice one breathing exercise at least once a day for the next week. Research another breathing exercise and submit to instructor. Asynchronous forum 3 Discuss how you have used breathing exercise(s) during the past week. Share your researched source with group and your experience with using it. Discuss how you have used relaxation or other techniques (such as exercise, or a hobby) during the past week and the benefits you have gained from

6)Apply the use of relaxation techniques to self calm and reduce feelings of stress related to anger. Apply the use of

Note in journal feeling of anger or stress on a scale of 1-10 before using relaxation video and after.

Relaxation videos to watch Video One Video Two Read or watch least one of the

Practice one relaxation technique once a day for the next week and identify any other method such as exercise, a

an alternative relaxation technique to self calm and reduce the feelings of stress and anger.

Note feeling of stress 1-10 before using alternate relaxation technique and after. Report to instructor daily level of anger page 7 from the anger book.

following : Exercise and Stress Relief: Using Exercise as a Stress Management Tool
DESKTOP DESTROYER STRESS RELIEF GAMES VIDEO: USING F.L.O.W. Hobbies and Mental Health Reducing Conflict With Better Communication

hobby, or a different relaxation technique you have used. Record results in journal.

using the technique.

THE VALUE OF HUMOR IN FRUSTRATING TIMES

Terminal Objective: Present developed anger management plan to implement in daily life. Enabling Assessment Idea Absorb Activity Do Activity Connect Activity Objectives
7)Determine an anger management plan that you will practice each week. Take Pretest Note difference from the beginning of the course till now and submit results to instructor. Note in journal what has changed. Review Anger Management Weekly Plan Anger Management Ideas Video Develop in journal at least a one week plan in which you will describe how you will implement the tools you have learned while taking this course. Prepare to share plan in discussion. Asynchronous forum 4 Share your developed plan in the discussion. Read plans from at least two other participants and reply with any combination of comments, suggestions, or ideas.

Resources: Burns, David D. (1999). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. Avon Books http://www.stressaffect.com/anger-management-techniques.html http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/controlling-anger.aspx http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/livingwithpd/a/AngerManag.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KJR__9apjw&feature=BFa&list=PL007625D3C57D43A0 Stonsy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lZf1L5eBc&list=PL007625D3C57D43A0&index=1&feature=plpp_video http://info.gosmartlife.com/anger-management-sales-page?gclid=CK3ptsK3rbECFYOc7QodO2kAlA