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Working with Anger

Many of us have difficulties with anger; some of us implode with our anger, some of us fear anger in others and some of us explode with our anger. Anger is a response to a need that is seeking to be met, a need to change or restructure a situation that we do not like or that we find unbearable.

Acts of anger and violence are on the increase both on the street and in close relationships. We can manifest anger in many different behaviours; withdrawal, distancing, turning anger into tears, being critical and acts of destructiveness and violence. All of these are mechanisms for coping.

In this workshop we shall clarify our relationship to our own feelings of anger and practise constructive and appropriate ways of experiencing, expressing and meeting anger. We shall also look at the effects of anger both on ourselves and others and how we deal with it within relationships.

Spectrum's anger work

Over the last twenty-one years through our work with individuals, couples and families we have evolved a successful programme of workshops to teach anger management strategies, constructive  perspectives on anger and skills for influencing its various facets. Learning to live with anger in a constructive way requires both skill and practice over time. 

Many organisations, both private and public, have requested the anger work be made available for their in-house training through our outreach programme. Maggie McKenzie and Spectrum practitioner Debbi Burch are available to create and present tailor-made anger training, and would be happy to discuss your particular requirements.

The working with anger team

The working with anger team is Debbi Burch, Teresa O’Shea, Jane Fraser and is under the direction of Maggie McKenzie.

Dates, times and fees 2018/2019

Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 10am-5pm daily, 2018.  Workshop leaders Debbi Burch and Jane Fraser.  The fees for the workshop in 2018 are £290.

Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2019, 10am-5pm daily, 2019.  Workshop leaders Teresa O'Shea and Jane Fraser.

Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2019, 10am-5pm daily, 2019.  Workshop leaders Debbi Burch and Teresa O'Shea.

Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2019, 10am-5pm daily, 2019.  Workshop leaders Debbi Burch and Jane Fraser.

The fees for the workshop in 2019 are £300.

If you would like further information about the workshops please enquire online and to book please visit the calendar

The anger workshops are all held at Spectrum in North London and run from 10am-5pm on both days.

Download a PDF about working with anger workshops