Alternatives to Anger helps adults, parents, and caregivers understand and manage anger and stress, and develop the communication and problem solving skills needed for healthy relationships.

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Discover strategies to help you deal with stress and anger at home and at work

How individuals handle their anger and stress affects the people around them.  

Alternatives to Anger is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents and caregivers increase their knowledge about anger issues and put anger management and healthy relationship skills into practice.

Through presentations, group discussion and skill-building activities, participants learn what anger is, what triggers anger, calming down and de-stressing methods, the principles of problem solving, effective communication skills and forgiving and letting go of the past.

The concepts of RELAX include:

Recognize your anger signals.

Empathize by seeing the other person’s point of view.

Listen and really hear what the other person is saying.

Accept that the other person’s anger is not about you.

“X”- out the past and keep it in the present. 

Find a Class Near You

  • Jan 5

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger1.21

    January 5, 2021 – January 26, 2021 virtual

    RELAX Alternatives to Anger class series is designed to help participants understand and manage anger and develop effective communication and problem solving skills.

  • Jan 11

    Mindful Mondays Lunch and Learn Oakland Wayne Macomb 2021

    January 11, 2021 – April 19, 2021

    Are you an essential worker who could use some essential stress reduction? Take a mental health lunch break and join our online Mindfulness for Better Living Lunch and Learns.

  • Jan 14

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger

    January 14, 2021 – February 4, 2021 Virtual

    Alternatives to Anger is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents and caregivers increase their knowledge about anger issues and put anger management and healthy relationship skills into practice.

  • Jan 19

    RELAX: Alternatives to Anger - January 19 - 22

    January 19, 2021 – January 22, 2021 Zoom

    Alternatives to Anger is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents and caregivers increase their knowledge about anger issues and put anger management and healthy relationship skills into practice.

  • Jan 26

    RELAX Series Online

    January 26, 2021 – January 29, 2021

    How individuals handle their anger and stress affects the people around them.

Not seeing an upcoming class in your area? Contact us at your county MSU Extension office for more information about this program in your area.

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