WHAT IS ANGER MANAGEMENT COUNSELLING?
Anger Management therapy is unproven, unregulated and virtually anyone can claim to be an anger management therapist.
Anger is a legitimate, valid emotional response. But like all things when misused there can be a problem
It is extremely easy to make anyone angry anytime you like. Just ask them in an accusatory manner "Why are you so angry?" Nearly everyone asked will respond, normally, by getting angry.
The term anger management commonly refers to a system of psychological (unproven, untested) therapeutic techniques and exercises by which "someone with uncontrollable anger can control or reduce the triggers, degrees, and effects of an angered emotional state." However there does not appear to be a formal methodology for administering this "therapy."
it begs the question, how can someone with "uncontrollable anger" control anger? Isn't that a contradition and simple psychobabble hogwash?
One unproven, experimental technique for controlling anger is finding agreement with another person rather than conflict. Some thearpists advocate new age nonsense like of deep breathing and meditation as a means of relaxation.
Other interventions include learning empathy, stress management skills, forgiveness, changing how you speak about yourself or others and improving optimism. As the issue of anger varies from person to person, the treatments are made up as they go along
Anger management therapy is quackery. It is a silly new fad which will go the way of recovered memory therapy, gestalt and all those Indian guru transcendental mediation scams.
But for now, you may be stuck with it by some uninformed judge or jp who is really just passing the buck.