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The Perfect Anger Management Self Help Book

The Century Anger Management model of anger management intervention is well establish and recognized curriculum.  Our online classes as well as live programs are based on the work found in the book, "Anger Management in the Twenty-first Century", by Ari Novick, Ph.D. and Tony Fiore, Ph.D.

This workbook makes the perfect low cost gift or excellent self-help manual for anyone seeking up to date and state of the art help for getting better control of their anger.

For information on how to purchase this book, click here

Looking for an online anger management class as an alternative?

Fortunately, the Internet makes getting help simple and easy.  Any questions?  Please contact Dr. Ari Novick directly here:

Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc.  Anger Management Classes
333 Third Street, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Poor Anger Management Can Destroy Your Life

Anger is one emotion we all share.  Regardless of where you live, how much education you have or money you earn, anger is an emotion we all feel.  It transcends race, culture, religion, and is part of the collective unconscious of our society.  Anger is powerful, and the behavior that follows can often be destructive or damaging to those around us, especially those we care most about.

So how can anger ruin ones life?  What most people say, when they've come in for help with their anger "problem" is that their problematic behavior has driven away the ones they most care about.  Here is a case example:

"Bill is a nice man.  He makes an honest living and is a hard worker.  He as two kids, 9 and 12 and he has been married for 10 years.  Over the years, Bill has lost his temper on several occassions.  He has smashed a TV in a fit of rage, he has punched holes through the walls of his house.   Most recently he almost drove his wife off the road from another car in an effort to control her.  His wife finally asked him to leave the house and after a final incident, was taking away in the custody of the police.  His wife is now filing for divorce, and Bill is devasted".

While this example might seem extreme, it's not.  This happens in America all the time.  People with anger management problems often lose the ones they love the most.  Poor anger management is not a psychological disorder, but rather a behavioral problem.  Getting help to manage anger doesn't have to be difficult either.  Bill could take anger management classes or even register for a trused online anger management class.

While there is no quick fix for an anger problem per se, the behavior caused by the feeling of anger can be changed through learning new coping skills.  These are the skills taught in a quality anger management class.

Find an Anger Management Class in Your Area

Depending on where you live, finding an anger management class can often be difficult.  If you live in a rural area for example, the closest anger management class might be an hour or more away.  There are several ways to find anger management classes close to where you live.  Here is a quick list of anger management referal tips for finding anger management programs.  These are not listed in order of importance.

1. Simply Google "Anger Management Classes in (your state, county, or city)"

2. Find a local provider by visiting the provider list at Century Anger Management

3. Consider taking an online anger management class, such as the online available at Anger Class Online.  These courses are completely online and nothing is downloaded or shipped.

4. Home study anger management classes are also available.  These come in the form of printed materials that are mailed to you.  The program is in a written form.

5. Contact 211 and find out if they have anyone listed for anger management that can help.

6. If you have insurance, contact your insurance company and ask for a list of mental health providers in your plan.  Then see who specializes in anger management

Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc. Anger Management

Emotional Intelligence is Key to Anger Management

So what exactly is emotional intelligence (EQ)?  How is it different from our Intelligence Quotient (IQ)?  Emotional intelligence is a term that has been around for about a decade coined by psychologists to describe a persons ability and capcity for, among other things, empathy.  Those who possess high degrees of empathy, that is, understanding the feelings of others and relating to them in a meaningful way, tend to have more fulfilling interpersonal relationships.

Emotionally intelligence people also tend to make better leaders and are admired by those around them.  They often are good communicators because they have learned how to understand the emotional state of another and relate to them in a meanful way.  Unlike IQ, which is somewhat static (it doesn't change), ones EQ can change dramatically through training and education.

Often those that come to anger management lack good skills in emotional intelligence.  Once such way to help aquire this new skill is to participant in these class.  Anger management classes are aimed at helping the participant change their thinking and behavior.  While EQ isn't the focus of the class, it is commonly taught as a major componet of any good quality program.

For information on live, in person anger management classes in southern Calfornia or online anger management classes, click on these links.

When are Anger Management Classes required for a Court Order?

Anger management classes are taken for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes they are taken for personal growth, other times they are taken because the court required the class.  Anger classes are also sometimes taken prior to a court order to show the court that one is taking proactive steps to remedy a problem before an order is handed down.

Most judges who require court ordered anger management classes will specify the duration of the class, such as an 8, 12, 16, 26 session class, etc.  If the court did not specify, then we recommend contacting the court or your local probation department for clarification.  If you still can't get an answer, then taking a class around 8 or 12 sessions is fairly typical and common.

Whether you are taking the class for a court requirement or simply for personal growth, anger management classes are a great way to gain new skills to help internpersonal relationships.  Take advance of the opportunity and enbrace the situation.  You might be pleasantly surprised at when you learn.


Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents.  Click here for more free information on anger management classes

Dr. Ari Novick is a psychotherapist who provides world class online anger management classes