Adults Can Learn to Handle Anger Effectively
May 3, 2011
Broadlawns Offers Program for Anger Management
Des Moines, May 3, 2011 – Broadlawns Medical Center is offering a new training program for adults who need help managing their anger. Beginning May 25, the eight-session Anger Management Program will meet on Wednesday evenings through July 20th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (There will not be a meeting on June 15th.)
The group will discuss problems and types of anger and what triggers it, how to defuse anger and handle it effectively, how to manage conflict and how to build healthy relationships.
"Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in personal relationships, and in overall quality of life," said Melvin Bobo, LISW, CRC, program facilitator. "The goal of anger management is to reduce the emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. It's not always possible to avoid the things or people that trigger anger, but it is possible to learn to control your reactions."
The hospital is located at 1801 Hickman Road, and the fee for the eight classes is $25. To register, call Broadlawns at 515-282-2458.
Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County on April 13, 1924. Over the years, Broadlawns has adapted to the changing demands of public health care, yet remained true to its mission of offering quality health services to all Polk County residents and training tomorrow’s health care professionals.
Today Broadlawns Medical Center is composed of:
- An acute care community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and primary care needs
- A 60-member physician practice overseeing numerous specialty clinics and outpatient services
- A family medicine residency program that graduates physician leaders who today serve in 22 of Iowa’s 99 counties
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