610 The Angry Brain

Ronald Potter-EfronRonald Potter-Efron • Sunday All Day
We all know clients whose angry brains are always primed to lash out, regardless of the cue. This workshop will present an approach to helping clients design their own step-by-step brain change plans to help them retrain their brains to be less volatile, reduce “blame” triggers, and reframe relationships. You’ll learn first how to help clients understand the distorted workings and primitive nature of the angry brain. Next you’ll learn how to help them recognize and avoid triggers, while at the same time committing themselves to behavior change plans. We’ll discuss how to motivate them and keep them accountable—not just via a personal journal and weekly reports to a group, but also by making this new behavior “their” plan. By the end of the session, you’ll have a complete strategy for helping these clients own their behavior and learn how to better manage their angry brains.

Ronald Potter-Efron, Ph.D., is co-owner of First Things First Counseling and consulting director of its Anger Management Center. He’s the author of Angry All the Time, and Healing the Angry Brain.

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