The purpose of this Resolution Blueprint is to help individuals resolve anger by first identifying the three types of anger most commonly found within the substance use disorder population. These types are known as outburst, fantasy, and inward. The Anger Resolution Blueprint uses a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Experiential Activities, Motivational Interviewing, and Guided Imagery. We have trained over 80 professionals and taken hundreds of participants through the Blueprint. ARB takes the participant through their history and locates their original structures that were built, like a house. Then identify what was the foundation of their anger. We focus on the layers of their house. These are the skills the participant learns to protect their feelings, the feelings that they believe were threatened and the negative inward messages that result in unresolved anger. We discuss how the brain affects the ability to respond leaving only reaction. Invite in new concepts that focus an importance on accepting your own humanness and living in the moment. Then assist them in creating a new inner voice thereby helping them to heal. This technique is only to be used with clients that have substance use disorder.
Some differences between
Anger Management and Anger Resolution :
Anger Management is the process of dealing with the problem of anger as it comes up. Typically, only the outburst type is covered.
Anger Resolution is the action of resolving a problem at its source by understanding why and where the anger originates. Resolution for the three most common types of anger seen within the substance use disorder population.
Anger Management states that anger is the problem and teaches a set of coping skills on how to control it.
Anger Resolution states that anger is a symptom of the problem. The problem is self- centered fear. Teaches skills to resolve issues a person person perceives a threat and starts experiencing fear. This same skill set teaches what to do once this person becomes reactive, how to forgive themselves so they can see solutions to their problems earlier and with clarity.