As the title implies, this site will continually update changes and trends in anger management services, research,referrals and provider training. In addition, books,CDs,videos and DVDs used in anger management programs will be introduced.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Solution To Anger Among Employees


Dateline: MARCH 27, 2006 ... Los Angeles, CA
Contact Phone: BEN ARNTZ
Contact Phone: 310-207-3591
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LOS ANGELES, CA -MARCH, 27, 2006 - Anger is a very common obstacle
within many companies, governmental offices, prisons and schools.
Studies show that aggression and violence in the workplace increases
absenteeism, reduces productivity, lowers morale and increases a company's

Environments where anger does not dominate are pleasant for employees,
students, and others, which increases productivity and overall morale.

Anderson & Anderson, founded by George Anderson, announces the release
of the new self-help DVD "Gaining Control Of Ourselves" The DVD is
available to the general public and provides anger management lessons
for individuals, anger management providers, work groups and managers.

With the Anderson & Anderson anger management DVD, emotional
intelligence is used to teach skills in communication, stress
management and emotional self-motivation. Anger is seen as a secondary
emotion often as a result of stress, fear, depression or anxiety.

"The Anderson & Anderson model of anger management is the most widely
used intervention/self-help guide in the world. It is approved for use
in the United States, Canada, Italy, Bermuda, U.K., Mexico, Philippines and

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Become An Anderson & Anderson Affiliate

Selling products from your website can be an excellent way to earn extra income without extra work. Anyone with a functional website which has significant traffic can earn money by selling Anderson & Anderson products.
Affiliates must use pay pal to process all purchases. The buyer uses pay pal to purchase items listed on your site. Pay pal deposits the money in your account and you send the purchase information to Anderson & Anderson along with a pay pal transfer of our 60% plus the cost of shipping and taxes.
For a list of Anderson & Anderson Affiliates visit our website at and click on Certified Providers/affiliates.

George Anderson

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Anger Management Comes to Japan

Anderson & Anderson in Contract talks with Consultants Japan Co.

Anderson & Anderson is pleased to announce that it is in talks with Consultants Japan Co. for exclusive rights to use the Anderson & Anderson anger management curriculum in Japan. Consultants Japan Co. will translate all of the Anderson & Anderson, books, CDs, DVDs Poster and all training material into Japanese language and culture. It will be the sole Anderson & Anderson provider for Japan. Consultants Japan is a Human Resource Development firm which provides career development and life changing solutions from around the world.

Anderson & Anderson is the industry standard in anger management certification training, classes, and provider materials. We currently have certified providers in 43 states and 8 countries.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CEAP

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Aggression Is A Learned Behavior

Aggression And Violence Are Learned Behaviors

By George Anderson

Decades of research has demonstrated the fact that learning plays a major role in violent behavior. This extensive research has shown that children can learn to be violent and can be taught to be non violent with equal effectiveness.

A simple example of how aggression is learned can be seen in how children are rewarded or punished for aggressive behavior. If children receive support by being aggressive, they are more likely to repeat the same type of behavior. In contrast, if children are rejected or shunned by others and receive more punishment, they will be prompted to learn more acceptable ways of behavior.

Children who are suspended from school for fighting or aggressive behavior do not learn alternative behaviors; rather, they are rewarded by not having to attend school for their aggressive behavior. Since aggression is an impediment to precision learning in childhood, these aggressive youngsters are generally the same children who are at risk of failing academically.

Some enlightened school districts are substituting anger management classes or tutorials in lieu of suspension for fighting or other aggressive behavior. Anger management classes teach skills in managing anger, stress, communication and emotional intelligence.
Common sense would suggest that this approach is far more valuable than supporting the child’s negative behavior by permitting him to stay home, watch television, play video games are participate in activities which are not growth producing.
A new study finds that classroom harmony improves when all youngsters, not just well-known troublemakers, are taught how to control their outbursts, said Stephen Smith, a University of South Florida special education professor. “Kids who are chronically disruptive or aggressive in the classroom take up a lot of teacher time,” he said. “That’s time the teacher doesn’t have to give to all the kids in the room who are behaving and doing what they’re supposed to be doing.”
A frequently unnoticed consequence of suspension is the loss to the school of the ADA (average daily attendance) funds in effect during the child’s suspension. A far better arrangement is to teach the child and his family anger management skills by encouraging the parents of these children to enroll in anger management classes offered in the local Adult Education School. Parallel anger management classes for both the child and his parents are more likely to lead to permanent change in the child and his parents.

For information on School Districts using the Anderson & Anderson model of anger management, please contact George Anderson at or visit our website at

George Anderson, MSW, BCD
Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association
--- Anderson & Anderson is the major provider of anger management/executive coaching in the world.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

San Francisco Consultant Joins Anderson & Anderson

Prominent San Francisco Consultant Joins Anderson and Anderson

Dr. Tim Lazaroff has been involved in all areas of Human Performance Technologies for over 20 years. He holds a doctorate degree in Educational Technology and has provided expertise to a wide variety of organizations from large multi-national corporations to non-profit organizations in developing solid corporate education, organization development and performance improvement programs.

Dr. Lazaroff will participate in the three day Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Facilitator Certification in Atlanta scheduled for March 30, 31, April 1. Following this training, he will begin offering executive coaching and anger management services in the greater San Francisco area. Dr. Lazaroff will also persue the Train the Trainer course at Anderson and Anderson and become part of the training faculty in anger management at Anderson and Anderson.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Anger Management as Violence Prevention

Will anger management slow youth violence?
By Erika Cotton
Examiner Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:12 PM EST
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A seven-week crash course in anger management for teens begins today at the Northern Virginia Family Services Center in Fairfax County as violent crime among youth in the area is peaking.

Nearly 500 youths were arrested in Arlington County in the last fiscal year for crimes ranging from vandalism to murder. In Alexandria, statistics show a rise in violent felonies among youths.

Most recently a 17-year-old T.C. Williams High School student who stabbed three Alexandria police officers was found guilty by an Alexandria Circuit Court judge. He is to be sentenced March 2, just months before he would have graduated from high school. He could get up to 120 years in prison.

Gail Hayes, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, said prevention programs such as Equipping Teens, the Northern Virginia effort, are an important tool in curtailing youth violence.

The course is designed to get teenagers to stop and think about the consequences of their actions before reacting to situations violently, said Diana O'Brien, a family counselor at the center.

"We really look at it as a preventative type class for kids that are beginning to show signs of anger issues," said Teresa Preville, another counselor. "This helps them before it escalates and gets them into more trouble."

Five to eight students will discuss the outcomes of their actions, study relaxation techniques like deep breathing and other anger intervention methods - counting to 10, playing sports, hitting pillows - to alleviate pent-up frustrations in positive ways, O'Brien said.

The program still requires a young person to use its tools.

"We can give them the information to go about it if they want to change the patterns of their behavior," O'Brien said. "But ultimately it rests with the teenager wanting to make a change."

Student Violence

A 2004 survey of U.S. high school students found that:

- 33 percent reported being in a fight one or more times

- 17 percent reported carrying a weapon

- 6 percent reported not going to school because they felt unsafe

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention