Upcoming Webinar

How to Deal with Anger

In this Webinar: 

Anger is often treated as an unhealthy or unacceptable emotion that people should aim to avoid. Yet,  feeling our anger, like all emotions, provides us with valuable information. Anger is a natural and important part of being human. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explore how individuals can gain a deeper understanding of anger and transform their relationship with this heated emotion.

This Webinar will:

  • Define anger as a basic emotional experience that can provide us with valuable information
  • Discuss how anger can be both a primary emotional experience and a secondary emotion that covers over other more vulnerable emotions
  • Help you understand when your anger is adaptive and when it is maladaptive
  • Describe the downsides of trying to suppress anger to physical and emotional health
  • Explain a method for understanding what triggers your anger
  • Illustrate constructive versus destructive ways of expressing and dealing with anger
  • Offer tools to help regulate, tolerate, and soothe anger

When a person fails to allow themselves to experience their anger in an open, honest, and non-judgmental way, they run the risk of allowing it to become destructive to themselves and others. Both trying to bury anger or becoming overwhelmed by it can lead to the emotion being expressed in ways that are hurtful in one’s life.

Dr. Firestone will illustrate constructive ways to handle anger by being more accepting, allowing oneself to feel it, and deciding on appropriate actions to take. She will draw upon concepts from Emotion-focused Therapy and Separation Theory to help people gain a better understanding of their relationship to anger. Finally, she will present healthy, adaptive ways to deal with anger that can help individuals to process their feelings and not feel stuck, overwhelmed, or reactive.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the difference between adaptive and maladaptive anger
  2. Compare anger as a primary emotion versus a secondary emotion
  3. Explain the role of one’s “critical inner voice” in turning anger against oneself or others



Ordering Information

Once the webinar has taken place, all registrants will be emailed a full video recording of the presentation along with all presentation materials.

Optional 1.5 CEs may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resources. More Info Here

About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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