ConnectABILITY

Anger Management: Session 3

Additional Strategies for Teaching Safe Ways to Express Anger

 

  1. Welcome Song – as in Sessions One and Two
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  3. Train Yoga – from Session Two
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  5. Visual Schedule (welcome, rules, game, story, calming activities, game, goodbye song)
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  7. Discuss Anger Rules: (display 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. Fishing game with “Self-Calming Cards” (from www.ParentingPress.com). Each child gets a chance to fish for one card from the pond. All children act out the strategy on each card.
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  11. Read Thomas the Tank’s Anger Book.
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  13. Discuss how we can take control of our bodies and calm down:
    • Sliding board yoga
      Sit with your feet in front of you and your hands in back on the floor. Breathe in and push yourself up into a kind of backwards push-up. Make yourself into a perfectly straight sliding board by pushing your stomach up and point your toes away from you. Count to 10, 20, or 30–can you go for 50? (20-40 seconds)
      Sliding Board makes your arms, legs, and stomach muscles strong
    • Elephant yoga
      Stand up. Bend forward with your arms hanging down. Clasp your hands together, with fingers interlocked. Now walk around the room, bent over, and swinging your trunk. After a minute, stretch your trunk high up into the air, lean back and let out a big elephant sound like a horn!
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  15. Game: cooperative Simon Says (act out safe ways to be angry). Have Simon say strategies previously discussed with self-calming cards.
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  17. Read “The Anger Monster” book with or without the puppet and props to act it out. (Can use the monster puppet to depict the physical changes made when calming down.)
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  19. Hurray song – as in Sessions One and Two.