ConnectABILITY

Anger Management: Session 2

Anger Rules and Introduction to Safe Ways to Express Anger

     

  1. Welcome Song – same as in Session One
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  3. Balloon Breath – from Session One
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  5. Visual Schedule (welcome song, rules, puppet show, game, story, calming activities, song, goodbye song)
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  7. Discuss Anger Rules: ( show visual of rules)
    It is okay to feel angry but:

    • Don’t hurt others
    • Don’t hurt yourself
    • Don’t hurt property
    • Talk about how you feel
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  9. Puppet show: Unsafe Anger

    Bumble wants to play with Bessie. Bumble takes a Connect 4 game to Bessie and asks if she wants to play. Bessie is drawing.

    Bumble: “Bessie, do you want to play Connect 4 with me?”

    Bessie: “I’m sorry Bumble, but I’m colouring right now”.

    Bumble: “But I want to play with you now…” Bumble hits Bessie, throws the Connect 4 game and says “You’re not my friend anymore”

    Bessie runs away crying.

    O.K. Anger:

    Bumble wants to play with Bessie. Bumble takes a Connect 4 to Bessie and asks if she wants to play. Bessie is drawing.

    Bumble: “Bessie, do you want to play Connect 4 with me?”

    Bessie: “I’m sorry Bumble, but I’m colouring right now”.

    Bumble: “But I want to play with you now…I’m mad” and then says “I need to calm down. I’ll take a deep breath, count to three and do my train yoga…o.k. I feel better now. Hey, maybe I’ll colour too.” (Bumble joins Bessie in the colouring.)

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  11. Cards and playdough from The Angry Monster Machine game (available at Parentbooks) – give each child a piece of playdough in the shape of a monster (from game) and have children each pick a card (from game) for facilitator to read aloud. All children follow the instructions of what to make with their playdough.
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  13. Discuss how we can take control of our bodies and calm down:

    • Train yoga
      Let’s take a train to a jungle far away from here. Sit with your legs crossed. Bring your arms to your sides with your elbows bent. Make fists of your hands. As you punch one arm out straight in front, breathe in. As you punch the other arm out, bring the first arm back to your side and breathe out powerfully through your nose. Keep switching arms and punching out. Listen to your breath–does it sound like train wheels? Now breathe in deeply, and breathe out, as our train arrives at it’s destination.
    • Air Walk (if room permits) or Tree yoga
      Lie down on your back. Begin to walk in the air. Keep your right leg straight and lift it up as you lift the left arm. Breathe in as you lift, breathe out as your arm and leg go down. Then inhale again and lift the left leg and the right arm together. Exhale down. Keep going. Stretch straight up toward the sky. If this is hard, remember: you tell your brain what you want it to do! (20 – 40 seconds)
      Air Walk balances the two sides of your brain, and helps you think better
    • Monkey stretch
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  15. Anger Monster Chant and visuals representing each strategy.
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  17. Hurray Song