Skillful Self-control

Skillful Self-control

Corrections professionals are routinely confronted with interactions and scenarios that can arouse frustration and anger. Managing these emotions and related thoughts skillfully can make the difference between de-escalating situations or aggravating them, and between getting through an incident relatively calmly versus repeatedly creating the stress response in their bodies. This course presents material on the function and types of anger, neurological underpinnings of the “fight” response, and thought patterns that fuel anger. It also describes cognitive strategies to de-escalate anger and remain in control of the situation, while also modeling that behavior to others around them. This is offered as a 4-hour course.

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