The mission of the Men's Resource Center for Change is to support men, challenge men's violence, and develop men's leadership in ending oppression in our lives, our families, and our communities.
ARE YOU SOMEONE STRUGGLING WITH LIFE
STRESS AND ANGER ISSUES?
Don't know which way to turn?
Feel like your life is out of control?
This class can help!
WORKING IT OUT
Advance registration and individual intake session required
Costs for the program are
WE OFFER DAYTIME AND EVENING SESSIONS
Designed to help participants move from ANGER and frustration
What do healthy anger and assertiveness look like? Many of us have not had strong role models for how to speak up for ourselves in safe and effective ways. Anger may also derive from patterns of thinking and judgments which make others "wrong" or interpret situations as a threat to one's physical self, self-worth, core beliefs, or loved ones. Whatever the source, patterns of expressing ANGER in problematic or abusive ways are LEARNED behavior, and can be unlearned and replaced with healthier responses.
This class will examine the difference between anger and abuse, and will provide participants with perspectives and skills to express their needs and wants in respectful ways, thus improving the quality of life and interactions with others. We will also explore how women's experience and expressions of anger may differ from men's, and how to deal with anger directed toward you by others. We are sensitive and alert to safety issues, both physical and emotional, and any applicant who doesn't feel safe in a mixed class will be offered a separate gender-specific class, individual counseling, or referrals.
PLEASE NOTE THAT this class is NOT APPROPRIATE for someone who is behaving abusively with his/her partner and family. (Referrals will be made to the MOVE domestic violence intervention program in such cases.) If substance abuse is an additional problem, appropriate referrals will be made, since participants will be expected to be clean and sober in order to attend classes. Group members will also be strongly encouraged to engage in self-care activities regarding their health and general well being. Class size will be kept to a maximum of 12 so that each member receives good support and attention for his/her particular needs and concerns.