Tuesday, May 2nd
2:30 PM EST – 4:30 PM EST
We all struggle at times. It may be our bad choices, mistakes, or habits. These can eventually turn into a lifestyle filled with serious consequences. People can learn to break free from their struggles with anger. Here, you will find the lessons you need to live a life of freedom.
Some of us have a hard time acknowledging anything about our situation. Many people run from their feelings and refuse to share them with others. It can be awkward and make a person feel vulnerable or even weak if they open up, especially to strangers who may not understand or accept their issues. We can become concerned and run from talking out of a fear of . . .
- Embarrassment? You may be afraid that sharing your story and situation will embarrass you because of certain details That might make you look bad.
- Criticism? It can be a real concern that people will criticize you for certain actions you have taken.
- Exposure? You may be concerned that sharing your story will expose you and make you vulnerable to other people.
These approaches will help therapists and medical staff relate to those who are struggling with anger and stress.
In this presentation, Dr. Paul Hardy will review the basics of anger management. Attendees will discover and develop their own tools for helping those who are dealing with anger and stress.
- Build a strategy to understand the sequence and process of anger.
- Integrate a new system to understand personal reactions to stressful situations.
- Demonstrate the use of the anger wheel for stress management with clients.
- Apply the “CALM” method to prepare clients to help them deal with anger in creative ways.
Paul Hardy is a respected figure in the field of addiction recovery, with over 25 years of experience as a National Master Addictions Counselor (NMAC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). He is the founder and executive director of Recovery for Life, a leading substance abuse recovery program in Virginia Beach that offers a holistic approach to addiction recovery. Dr. Hardy is dedicated to developing effective recovery programs, training recovery leaders, and designing innovative program curricula. He and his wife Suzie founded Transition Homes for Hope, which provides residential treatment for individuals seeking recovery after incarceration. His expertise in working with diverse populations is widely recognized, and he is a sought-after educator, speaker, and presenter. Dr. Hardy has presented at various conferences and organizations, including Virginia Court DUI Services, Christian Psychotherapy, and the Virginia Bar Association. His commitment to improving the lives of those struggling with addiction has made a significant impact on the community and beyond.