This collection of session plans covers every aspect of running an anger management programme, based on appropriate behaviour strategies.
To achieve emotional maturity this programme teaches:
- Impulse control
- Active listening
- Ability to understand non-verbal cues
- Stress management
- Conflict resolution
- Optimistic outlook
- Acceptance of other people
Central to the programme is how to deal with angry outbursts when the brain floods with chemicals and all rational thought becomes impossible. It includes ‘pre-emotional outbursts’ where biochemicals such as adrenaline and flight or fight hormones start to kick in, right through to the ‘post-emotional outbursts’.
This resource is broken down into eleven session plans:
- Feeling words – Focuses on the many words that describe feelings.
- Feelings focus – Understanding that there are six basic feelings: anger, sadness, happiness, fear, surprise, disgust.
- Different kinds of anger – Identifying different words that describe anger and put them on an intensity scale.
- What I get angry about – Identifying situations, people or physiological conditions that trigger anger and look at ways to respond to them.
- What I can do when my anger is building up – Gives pupils a range of options to use when they feel angry.
- When I talk to myself – Teaches stress management, how to soothe themselves, relax and calm themselves with self-talk.
- Melt Down 1 – Describes how people feel when they experience an emotional outburst.
- Melt Down 2 – Learning ways to stop the anger exploding.
- After The Storm – Understanding what happens after an emotional outburst and learning empathy.
- Making ‘I’ Statements – Learning how to repair damage after an emotional outburst.
- Rules For Myself – Helps students to work out their own rules for behaviour when they have an emotional outburst and evaluate what they have learnt about anger management.
Each session plan details the aim, resources required, method, time to allocate, and is accompanied by reproducible student and teacher sheets.
“The programme…would provide a positive and accessible response to pupils with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties that could be delivered by school staff.”
For ages 5 – 11.
A4 size book with 74 pages.