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Mindful Anger: The Art of Transforming a Difficult Emotion into a Powerful Therapeutic Tool
Mindful Anger: The Art of Transforming a Difficult Emotion into a Powerful Therapeutic Tool

Where:  FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Both of my parents repressed their anger. They were like two simmering volcanoes ready to blow at any moment. They treated each other, and me, with the kind of pervasive abuse that is harder to see than hitting. I too, eventually developed this unhealthy, passive-aggressive way of getting my feelings out.

By the time I got married, I was totally cut off from my feelings. I intellectualized my experiences. One day in group therapy, a man made a remark that triggered my repressed anger. I stood up, started screaming, and began swinging my purse around in the air. I had become the erupting volcano. I totally lost control.

After this event I felt noticeably lighter, freer. I sensed that there was value for me, and for others, in tapping into anger, getting it moving through us, and then releasing it.

I discovered that anger, it turned out, wasn’t a bad thing. Rather, it was the key to emotional freedom!

When I first became a therapist, there was very little information about dealing with anger – either the client’s or our own. Then, as strategies did begin to emerge – I found that they didn’t really work. Frustrated and wanting more for my clients, I set out to discover what was missing. I wanted to know what more needed to be done to help people truly heal.

After years of trial and error working with thousands of clients, I finally found the answer. I call it Mindful Anger.

The proven 5-step program for processing and releasing anger is based on mindfulness and has delivered healing for client after client, with an amazing 80% success rate. I will walk you step by step through the cutting edge strategies and comprehensive transformational process that can bring life-changing wisdom to patients of all types – attachment wounds, abuse and trauma. Find out how to use anger as a key to unlocking your patients’ past and present, moving them to greater self-awareness and emotional release, empowering them to make lasting change. Walk away with simple exercises, assessments and tools that you can use to engage your clients in the mindful anger process.

Hope to see you there!

Andrea Brandt, PhD
Objectives:
  1. List six myths about anger and the corresponding realities that reframe this often misunderstood emotion as a gift.
  2. Differentiate between the commonly used “anger management” techniques and the much more transformative “mindful anger” approach.
  3. Explain how the application of mindfulness can create breakthroughs for clients with any anger style, from overt to hidden to passive-aggressiveness and passivity.
  4. Explore techniques of mindfulness and body awareness that help clients to read their physical, mental, and emotional cues to anger and to identify their common anger triggers.
  5. Implement 5 powerful steps that can reveal childhood wounds and move clients toward healing and forgiveness.
  6. Show how the tools of mindful anger can enhance communication and improve relationships and self-esteem.
  7. Recognize the severe challenges of passive-aggressiveness and learn key tools for helping clients to eliminate this unhealthy pattern of coping with anger.
OUTLINE

The Truth About Anger
  • Costs of Un-mindful Anger
  • A New, Expansive Approach to Dealing with Anger and Trauma
  • Processing Anger: Why Anger In Must Become Anger Out
  • Benefits of Mindful Anger: How This Volatile Emotion Heals
  • Purposes of Anger
Emotional Mindfulness & Body Awareness Skills
  • Leverage the Power of Mindfulness
  • Use Emotional Mindfulness to Get in Touch with Our Inner World
  • Distinguish Sensations from Emotions
  • Transmute Anger into Emotional Wisdom
  • Overcome Common Obstacles to Mindfulness
The Anatomy of Anger
  • Predominant Anger Styles
  • Common Triggers to Anger
  • Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • The Impulse That Precedes the Emotion
  • Physical, Mental and Emotional Anger Cues
  • The Antidote to Impulsivity
  • Faulty Beliefs and Unrealistic Expectation
Strategies for Handling Anger in the Therapeutic Setting
  • The Discomfort of Anger: Help Clients Stay in the Window of Tolerance
  • Monitor the Client’s Physiology: Tracking the Body
  • Facilitate Affect Regulation
  • Mobilize Client Resources to Meet the Discomfort of Change
  • Stay within Your Own Window of Tolerance
Beneath Anger: Five Steps to Uncovering and healing Childhood Wounds
  • How Attachment-Related Issues Lead to Anger
  • Step 1: Access Anger through Breath Work
  • Step 2: Discover Old Wounds
  • Step 3: Mobilize Energy through Telling the “Story”
  • Step 4: Provide the Missing Experience
  • Step 5: Perform an Emotional Release
Mindful Anger Strategies to Improve Relationships and Self-Esteem
  • Develop Resilience through Self-Compassion and Gratitude
  • Replace Reactivity with Research-Based Empathy

ANDREA BRANDT, PHD, MFT

Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica, California. Andrea brings over 35 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management classes.

Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women’s issues.

In her workshops, patient sessions and presentations, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical and emotional wellness.

Upon pioneering a new approach to emotional healing, Dr. Brandt directed her attention to the study of anger management and conflict resolution. In her book 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness (W.W. Norton, 2013), Dr. Brandt examines strategies for overcoming a common yet debilitating response mechanism. In her second book, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom (W. W. Norton, 2014), Dr. Brandt explores methods to better understand and manage the powerful emotion of anger.

For more information, visit www.mindfulangerworkshop.com



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Andrea Brandt maintains a private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Brandt receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Andrea Brandt is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); and of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
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