Adult Anger Management Group

Anger is a human emotion which, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad. In fact there are times when anger is an appropriate response to a situation. However, anger becomes a problem when it lasts too long, becomes too intense, or in any number of ways seems to take control of our lives. MaineStay’s adult anger management program is an eight-week educational group designed to help individuals gain control over their anger. The program utilizes a research-based curriculum of cognitive-behavioral skills to help participants understand their anger and make behavior changes geared toward effectively managing their anger and will be led by Richard Lyon, MA, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-II, a certified anger management specialist. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the group that can be used for court mandates.

Participants must be 19 years of age or older. Only 10 spaces are available. The fee for the entire eight-week program is $40.

Topics Addressed Include:

Triggers For Anger                                                   Turning Anger Into Forgiveness
Anger’s Many Faces                                                 When to Take a Break
The Power Of Anger                                                 Cognitive Distortions and Changing Thinking
When Anger Is Good                                                How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger
Defusing Anger by Managing Stress                     Building Healthy and Successful Relationships
Handling Anger Effectively                                      Choosing Behavior Alternatives
Anger and Assertiveness                                         Preventing and Interrupting Aggression
Managing Conflict Accepting Responsibility        Facing Consequences of Anger

All participants will receive the expanded 133-page What’s Good About Anger? anger management workbook containing the best research-based strategies for transforming anger into healthy skills for living.

The next session will meet on Thursdays from 7-8 PM from January 24 – March 14, 2019 at the Maine Township Town Hall.

For more information or to sign up please contact Richard Lyon at or 847-297-2510 x261.