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Domestic Violence Costs $8.3 Billion Annually

by gkyles on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:20 PM

from Forbes

Today domestic violence is known as a social, business and health priority in addition to being a criminal issue. Not only does it cause personal suffering, but domestic violence also reduces productivity, leads to absenteeism and drives up health care costs. And unless people are trained to look for it and ask about it, domestic violence is rarely identified.

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Gregory A. Kyles, LPC, CEAP, PHR, CAMF

Anger Management & Domestic Violence Institute of Texas

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by gkyles on Monday, January 14, 2013 6:46 PM
Pseudo-violence or ‘near violence’ are the behaviors that threaten, menace and seek to control others without actual physical, ‘hands-on’ aggression. These types of behaviors seriously impact others and are forms of emotional, psychological and mental abuse

Thinking Distortions in Anger Management Problems

by gkyles on Monday, January 14, 2013 6:39 PM
For people with anger management problems, patterns of thinking are key in building and maintaining high levels of stress and anger. Patterns of thinking also trigger and ‘validate’ the angry person’s choice of behaviors used to express anger. For people who have difficulty with stress management, stating their needs directly, confusing anger with assertiveness and managing their emotions and emotional behavior, examining their patterns of thinking helps a great deal.

Anger vs. Aggression

by gkyles on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:35 PM
Many people mistakenly believe that someone with anger management problems is physically violent.  Actually, many people who have never been physically aggressive have anger management problems.  Any anger problem can benefit from anger management classes. It is the cost of anger to yourself and others that will determine your need for help.

Problems Associated with Anger: Anger Management Classes

by gkyles on Thursday, January 03, 2013 9:27 PM
If anger becomes an emotion that occurs too often, is felt too intensely or causes some inappropriate behavior (verbal, physical), then anger is a problem.  Additionally, problematic anger can have a great deal of impact upon health and physical well-being.

How Do I Know if I Need Anger Management Classes?

by gkyles on Monday, October 15, 2012 8:00 PM

There are many ways to know if you need an anger management class, but only a few examples are listed here.  If you are not sure if you need an anger management class, consult a professional and get an anger management evaluation.

What is Anger: Identifying the Need for Help with Anger

by gkyles on Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:11 AM

Anger is an emotional state.  It can be triggered by both internal and external cues.  As an emotion, anger is a natural response and serves many purposes. It is based in human biology (as are other emotions) and serves us through the survival drive in its most fundamental form.  Anger is a strong protective force.  It creates physiological responses that signal us and prepare us to take action if needed by the drive to survive.

Domestic Violence Institute of Texas: BIPP Resource DVD Trailer

by gkyles on Saturday, November 05, 2011 10:07 AM

The Domestic Violence institute of Texas is now making available an important Domestic Violence Resource DVD. This DVD is a tool designed to help group facilitators assist male batterers by providing visual tools to help them learn, identify and discuss negative behavior.

Battering Intervention and Prevention Program: Letter from a Batterer

by gkyles on Monday, October 03, 2011 9:08 AM
Providing Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) education services to male batterers is no small task, especially dealing with faulty core values, and male privilege beliefs on a weekly basis.

Anger Management Classes: Managing Anger with Stress Management

by gkyles on Sunday, October 02, 2011 5:22 PM

Anger is an emotion that can be both destructive and enlightening. It is one of many emotions we use when we have to express ourselves, and our state of being. In day-to-day situations we can experience everything from mild irritation to a totally rage filled episode. When we are feeling that our anger is uncontrollable, it is time to find ways to manage it more effectively.