Take a little time here at the beginning of your work to think about some of the things you’re hoping to get out of doing this workbook. There are no right or wrong answers to this – please try not to leave out anything, even if you think it might be unreasonable. If they’re your ideas, they are valuable!
It’s natural to come to the workbook feeling either hopeful or hopeless. Anger Management problems develop over a long period of time, and you may have been angry for many years. Your problem is unlikely to disappear over night. What you will do in a later Module is work to develop realistic and manageable short-term goals that may or may not be symptom-related.
You may frequently find yourself setting unrealistic goals and standards for yourself. This tendency to be hard on yourself may appear as you set overly ambitious goals for change and growth in this workbook. Change and growth are not about ‘all or nothing’, there is such a thing as some change and some growth and it is a process that takes some time. It is important to remind yourself frequently of this tendency to be hard on yourself and remind yourself that the recovery process is one that will begin with this workbook but will continue long after it is completed.
What Are You Hoping to Get Out of This Course???
- There are no right or wrong answers
- Your ideas are valuable
- Anger recovery starts here, but will continue long after
Grab a pen and paper….List FOUR overall goals you have for your Anger Management