All people experience anger at some point or another. Anger is one of the natural God-given emotions and humans were created to experience anger as well as love, joy and compassion. Often times anger tells a person that their boundaries have been violated and motivates a person to make a change. When one becomes “stuck” in anger, however, and anger becomes the primary emotion experienced, then anger management can assist the person to find healthy, effective ways to cope with anger. One resource online that is useful to learn more about anger management is angermanagementonline.com. There are also excellent books on dealing with anger, and anger management groups and classes throughout the metro Washington DC area.

Kevin Ogle, DMin, AAPC Fellow works with issues around anger management.