Price Difference Between Paying for Anger Management or Domestic Violence Services or Making a Group Insurance Claim
of what kind of insurance program covers our Anger Management and Domestic Violence (PAR) programs 100%, which programs cover us partially and what the difference is if you decided to go with the 'covered' Registered Psychologist.
I thought that I would drop a quick line to emphasize the power of positive thinking. this is one thing that I often debate with some clients. Many people believe that life is hard, people are out to get them and that they are damned if they do, so why bother? I challenge them to think instead: life is manageable, it's none of my business what others think of me and what's the harm in trying?
I have clients laugh at me regularly, mainly because they think that I'm some pie-in-the-sky counselor who has never seen a hardship in her perfect life. They believe that life is hard and that they are only seeing it for what it is worth - shitty! I've been there, I get it.
The one reason why I have such a great success rate is because I get it! I am not a counselor who is only book trained and doesn't know what it's like to struggle. I was a rage-aholic until my mid-twenties, I've been divorced, I've had financial hardships in the past, broken relationships, and the 'everyone is out to get me' thinking pattern was my bestfriend back in the day! I get it! I get that it's easy to feel sorry for ourselves and look at all of the crappy stuff going on in our lives. I get that it's easier to blame everyone around us then it is trying to fix relationships or look ourselves in the mirror. I get it!
What these people don't get is that it can all get easier just by changing our thinking patterns! Stop the negative thinking and start thinking positive. It won't be an easy change in the beginning but I swear it works! Start wondering why people do things, instead of judging their behaviours. Start labeling people's behaviours in stead of them as a person. Start catching the negative thoughts and changing them into positive thoughts.
I promise that if you try this and really work at it that within one month your life will seem easier, brighter, and happier. I know it worked for me!
Let's admit it, we all work too much, study too much, keep too busy, run around, and live go, go, go life styles. We each have our reasons why and more so, we each have our excuses as to why we can't change our lives. Instead of trying to change your life all together, try to take mini breaks for some fun. Here are some ideas of ways to take mini fun breaks:
Let my 80-year-old grandmother, in the above picture, be your inspiration to taking some time out. It really is essential for your mental and emotional well-being!
Until next time! Thanks for Chilling Out With The Anger Managers!
We don`t see a certain 'type' of person walk through our doors. Actually, this is one of the most difficult things that we experience while running an anger management clinic - who do we market to? The reason being - everybody experiences anger! From young children to the elderly and everybody in between. It doesn't matter what your career is, how much money you have in the bank, your level of education or your age! We ALL feel anger! Now, some of us are just more able to manage our anger than others.
Although we don't like to group people together and stereotype them, I can say that certain common characteristics force our clients to come knocking at our door. Here are a few of those characteristics:
Communication Problems – These characters have great difficulty in expressing themselves clearly and neutrally. Often they have a learned communication style of either passiveness or aggressiveness and have never learned how to communicate their thoughts and feelings in a calm, assertive manner. Some of these characters may find it difficult to focus on what is being said or listening for long periods of time, which hinders them from retaining everything that is being communicated to them.
High on Expectations - These characters set unreasonable rules and high expectations for themselves and others. They frequently feel that they are constantly let down by both others and themselves. Instead of working towards achievable goals, these characters want it now and they want it right the first time. They believe that mistakes are unacceptable. This type of characteristic puts a lot of pressure on both the character and others and it creates relationships full of insecurity and disdain.
Intolerant to Irritations - These characters find it difficult to put up with even the most minor irritation. They become frustrated and annoyed frequently and are often seen as having a ‘short fuse’. They live with high levels of tension, stress, and even anxiety. These characters find problem solving and other seemingly basic skills very difficult to execute. This type of characteristic causes added stress and low self-esteem, it can also isolate the character.
Highly Impulsive – These characters often speak and act before thinking. They frequently are unable to delay gratification, whether that is the gratification of getting an opinion out of their mouth or the gratification of buying an unneeded item. These characters often have difficulty identifying triggers or behaviours that lead up to anger incidents. This type of behaviour can be unpredictable in relationships, including intimate and professional.
Absolutely Black and white – These characters thrive off of the basis of dysfunctional thinking. By thinking in absolute terms (wrong/right, good/bad, always/never) these characters remain in a juvenile state of perception. Essentially, they set themselves and all others around them to fail due to their ridged guidelines. These characters find that they have trouble with their anger, as they are frequently ‘let down’ by others and themselves.
If you notice that you display these characteristics and behaviours you just need to learn some new skills! It isn't a fast process, but it isn't difficult either! Let us know if you need our assistance and Come Chill Out with The Anger Managers!!!
I'm baaaack! (*insert jaws song here*) - or was that poltergeist? ... Either way, I'm back, typing away and full of ideas for new blog posts!
My return to blog-world bring lots of exciting changes that I am going to be discussing with you, but at the top of the list is ENERGY EXCHANGIN'! I've really learned some valuable lessons in my personal life, as well as in business and energy exchange is a great one! Some may call this the good ol' barter system, the oldest form of purchasing - I call it energy exchange and I've decided that I am going to introduce this as a payment method in my business.
I'll be the first to say that The Anger Managers do not have the cheapest prices in town! I understand that there are people in the area who need our services, but they simply cannot afford them. I don't want to turn people away based solely on money, but I do have to run a profitable business, so I have decided to have an Energy Exchange page on our website. This is where we will list things that we need in our personal and professional lives, services that we use or are looking for, and items that we want/need, and clients can exchange those items or services for our anger management services.
How will 'payment' work? On a dollar for dollar basis, just like normal currency exchange. Let's say that you are a professional music teacher who charges $45/hour for your lessons and that I have "Guitar lessons" on my wants list. You can propose an energy exchange of 13 lessons for a private one-on-one course (valued at $600) OR you can propose an energy exchange of one lesson and $35 for a private session.
I'm very excited about the possibilities! I'm even more excited that The Anger Managers will now be able to reach more clients that need our services!
Want more information? Visit our Energy Exchange page :)
Ok, so I'm starting to realise something very important about myself...I'm not the most up-to-date, on-top-of-things blogger! It's funny really, I have lots to say. I love to write. I enjoy teaching. I'm just, plain and simple, not the blogger who frequently updates her blog.
I'll do better readers! I promise I will. I'm going to update my blog and spew of so many random things, so frequently, that you'll get sick of seeing my message in the inbox!! Watch and see! (:s)
So, this fans, is the first of MANY new blog entries! (We hope) Now I gotta go. I'm off to set an alarm to remind me to update :p
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am open and honest about the heartache that suicide has brought to my world. When I was growing up I had a few high school acquaintances who completed suicide. Although it affected me in the moment, making me sad and empathetic to them and their families, I didn't fully understand...I just hacked it down to teenage hormones. Sad really, that in those times, it was never discussed, it was swept under the carpet as a shameful
thing to do. In all reality, it still is hidden!
I decided not to be one of those people who hide my reality! Recently we sponsored the 9th Annual Walk for Suicide Awareness. Together with the help from friends, family and volunteers, we raised $1100.00 for the Distress Centre Durham. More impressively, we raised awareness across the media avenues! Here are some links our awareness raising campaign on t.v., in the newspapers, on the radio and even on the streets (handing out 5000 flyers).
I want to thank all of the volunteers who helped us, all of the individuals who sponsored us, all of the companies who featured us, and all of the emotional supporters who I have had through all of this! I'm very proud of all of us for coming together to raise our voices and SHATTER the stigma surrounding suicide in order to allow prevention to take place!!
Everyone who came out to the walk, together, raised $35,000!!! Amazing! Great job everyone! At the end of the walk the Distress Centre Durham hosted a yummy bbq and we all participated in a very touching balloon release ceremony! We wrote messages to heaven on our balloons and released them for our loved ones.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran
My life has been high stress this last month. Having a family and running a business can be stressful at times, but I find it manageable. Then, we added a move to the mix and it was a vortex of stress and worry! Packing, planning, living, working, when they are all mixed together they are a sure recipe for long nights and, at times, even longer days.
I was very aware of the long-term stress that I was embarking upon and I tried my hardest to remain stress-free and balanced throughout the last month. Sometimes that was easier said than done. I made sure to meditate and take my personal time to relax and have fun, but it was quickly coming to a boiling point towards the end of the month.
My husband and I went away two days before the move. We packed what we could and left the rest behind to worry about when we came home. It was a hard decision to make and I was so worried about everything getting done and the move going smoothly. It turned out to be the best decision that we made all month.
We went up north and had an amazing, STRESS-FREE, time! I forgot how amazing it was going back to nature! To wander through the woods, parks and beaches and not worry about time or the realities of the work to be done. We saw a beautiful waterfall, took an amazing hike through the woods, went to a beautiful beach, and saw some amazingly beautiful scenery. We ate when we were hungry, slept when we felt like it and just did what we wanted WITHOUT A
I came home tired, sun burnt, and yet very rejuvenated and ready to take on the move. I, too, need to practise what I preach! I can get so caught up in ‘living’ sometimes that I forget to actually take time to live a healthy and balanced life.
When we don’t take the time to relax and truly enjoy our life it can greatly impact our mental and physical health. Here’s to a great long weekend and remembering to take time out to enjoy the beauty of life (and nature).
I am the founder of The Anger Managers, a clinic that provides court-approved psycho-educational courses and workshops to individuals and corporations