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It’s been a long road.

The British Association of Anger Management was launched in 1997 as a direct response to a vast need for anger management services severely lacking at the time. This was initially driven out of personal need as much as it was a response to the continual public request we were receiving from our London-based therapy centre, Room For Growth, at the time. To this day, we believe that anger management services remain lacking and each year we find ourselves committed to doing this work.

Having initially trained in the States in anger management, we returned to the UK and combined therapeutic processes from a range of different models bringing, what we believe, to be the best programme available in the country. Over the years our influences have included primarily person-centred psychology, CBT processes and psycho-dynamic work. We are continuously involved in this work and investigate any new developments and trainings that arise. Hence, as a result, we have come to recognise the need to broaden our perspective again and include the significant material of Mindfulness training and so, Mind Your Anger is born.

Over the years, we have explored different avenues to make anger management accessible across the country. In 2010, we launched the Beating Anger Franchise model training anger coaches across the UK to facilitate our unique method of training. Whilst the Franchise model proved to be ineffective we continue to train professionals in our Aggression Prevention Training model. Whilst our head office is based in West Sussex, we aim to offer courses in: East Grinstead, London, Guildford, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Sheffield and Glasgow. Please view our course dates page for a full diary of events.

We remain being the only UK centre of expertise dedicated to delivering support and programmes in all aspects of anger, stress and conflict management. Our courses are available for the general public, young people, government bodies, corporations, the educational sector, personnel / H.R management, trainers, counsellors and anyone dealing with their own or another’s anger.

We believe we have something for everyone. From individual support, workshops, seminars, bespoke packages through to career professional development training with certification as well as online programmes.

Having authored two books over the years called ‘Beating Anger’ and ‘Mindfulness and the Art of Managing Anger’, our involvement with this work and commitment remains steadfast. We are recognised as the leading body in the UK for anger management and we do ongoing work with the Ealing Borough of London, Probation Services, Court Services, HR Departments and Social Services. In an effort to continuously educate the public we are often involved in the media, contributing to press articles as well as documentaries.

We guarantee that you will receive our years of experience and insight from attending one of our courses. We also guarantee that we will never stop developing our course material, so you will receive the benefit of our passion and service.



We offer support, programmes and training for anyone dealing with their own or another’s anger.


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Why anger coaches are desperately needed in the world

    As the world seems to be getting angrier, the need for anger coaches to help manage anger and stress is increasing exponentially, across the globe. With the hectic lifestyle more and more people are becoming accustomed to, the more people are missing out on a good night’s sleep, which, as we know, increases anger and irritability and decreases our tolerance for putting up with stressful situations. As well as the sleepless nights that come with this lifestyle, heavy workloads and fast approaching deadlines cause us to feel stretched, almost to the limit, and can reduce us to a puddle of mixed emotions, meaning that we are more likely to snap at our spouses, children and colleagues.  This is where the anger coach comes in. The anger coach can help us to understand that when we get angry, we are often reduced to our most childlike self- we are unable to think rationally and behave accordingly. This is usually because the trigger- what made us angry in the first place- is often linked to a childhood situation where we were made to feel helpless or similar. It is therefore important that we reflect back and analyse our adult behaviour on this contemplation. Anger coaches are imperative to support and encourage us to recognise that the healthy expression of anger is a powerful opportunity for healing and transformation. Anger coaches facilitate groups, couples and individuals to better manage the negative forces of stress and anger in every aspect of our lives. The goal of the anger coach is to help us, the clients, to find healthy solutions when dealing...

Anger and Addiction

    Anger is often the root of an addict’s problem. Unfortunately, substance abusers, drug addicts and alcoholics do not identify their anger as connected to their addiction. This is problematic as since they do not recognise anger as the psychological origin of their addiction they are not able to seek help for this particular aspect of their disorder. Anger is the emotional anguish we experience when we feel unfulfilled. Anger is often the emotional predecessor of the misuse of cocaine and alcohol. To avoid this anguish and suffering and to relieve themselves of the pain they are feeling they abuse substances until they are emotionally numb. Unfortunately, this is not expressing their anger but suppressing it. People who suppress their anger often end up exploding and/ or experiencing depression. Suppressed anger is the anger that is swept under the carpet or pushed down to deal with another day. This suppression of anger means that aside from the addiction, the addict now has another problem to be diagnosed, depression. Many clinical studies have used anger management as a successful intervention for reducing or preventing a relapse of the substance abuse. This is because most frequently anger is a relapse trigger. This is due to the suppression of anger leading the individual to explode, leaving the addict in their red mist, thinking irrationally, and leaving them vulnerable to a relapse and return to substance abuse. During this time it is frequently reported that individuals decide that they want to punish other people or that they do not care about their own wellbeing. They very quickly forget their efforts to construct...

Do violent video games influence anger?

    We live in a society which seems to promote anger, violence and aggression.  We cannot go a day where we look at our social media feeds and not see something violent. Action movies and programmes involving violence are becoming more prevalent. And we as a society are exposing our children to violence as a result.  In this day and age it is hard to protect your child from the aggression and violence of this world. When they go to school they discuss the action packed film they saw at the cinema over the weekend or the fight that they saw on their Facebook feed. But one thing you can control is the violence that you expose your child to within your own home. It has been established by Bandura that exposure to violent role models increases aggression in children, in comparison to those children who were exposed to non-aggressive role models or no role model at all. This is true for ‘live,’ filmed and cartoon role models. This means that the films or programmes your child watches can influence their behaviour. It is well established that violent video games increase aggression. There is greater evidence of short-term effects from violent video games than of long-term effects. However, Hasan, Begue, Scharkow & Bushman (2013) conducted an experiment to look for the long term effects of violent video games. They found that over days the violent games players displayed an increase in aggressive behaviour, whereas those playing nonviolent video game showed no increase of aggressive behaviour. On the other hand it has been suggested that aggressive feelings post-gaming could...

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