Anger is a psychobiological emotional state - it is a temporary feeling having to do with both the mind/body and brain.
Anger consists of feelings varying in intensity from mild irritation or annoyance to intense fury and rage.
Anger is accompanied by activation of neuroendocrine processes and includes the release of brain chemicals into the body to get it ready for "Fight or Flight," or "Freeze"
Anger includes the arousal of the autonomic nervous system, which means that the nervous system as well as adrenalin and cortisol signal all the organs of the body to get ready to react to the perceived threat.
"It's just the odd domestic tiff, all couples have them"
"It can't be that bad or she'd leave"
"Domestic violence only happens in working-class families"
"Abusers must come from a violent background"
All abusers are alcoholics or drug addicts, it's the drug that causes the violence"
"She must ask for it/deserves it/ provokes it"
"Batterers are just violent people, they're like that with everyone"
"Women do not object to being mistreated"
"Rape is just sex. It's not that big a deal"
The Anger Management Program comes out of an evolutionary and developmental viewpoint. Everyone can grow and learn new ways of responding to situations, and develop a more satisfying and fulfilling worldview. You will come to see how the Primitive Brain and the Evolved Brain fit into improving your anger management skills, concepts, techniques, and practices. We can actually participate in our brain's evolution simply by practicing new responses to events and circumstances.
Dr. Butcher is a Licensed Christian Counselor with Advanced Certification in Marriage and Family Counseling from the National Christian Counselors Association.
He is a Certified Anger Management Specialist II from the National Anger Management Association, as well as a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, from the American Alternative Medical Association.
His psychological and spiritual training provides the foundation for his expertise in helping people become more effective in managing their anger. Dr. Butcher is recognized as an anger management expert and a pioneering mental health provider of issue-focused programs.