ONLINE: Anger: A Wholistic Perspective

This session is an introduction to the popular Anger, Boundaries & Safety program at The Haven. 

From the leader, Greg Gurel   (MPCC-S RPC ACC): 

In April, 1994 as part of my own personal growth journey, I registered for Haven’s Anger, Boundaries, and Safety program led by the then Haven Director of Education, Joann Peterson. Unlike the many other Haven programs I had taken, I figured this program would just be fun and interesting rather than life altering because, I didn’t have any “anger” issues.  Well, that is definitely not what happened and as a result, for the past 26 years I have been committed to understanding and exploring my own and others relationship with anger. 

To simply say “anger is an emotion” is certainly accurate, but understanding how anger is weaved into the human experience and people’s individual lives is not simple at all. To complicate matters even more, learning how to embrace anger does not usually seem as inviting as learning how to embrace loving even though the two work together. Anger is so often seen as unwanted, a negative emotion, something to rise above or think my way around. Anger generally doesn’t have a great reputation and I can understand why, yet, I have also come to understand and believe why the emotion of anger is an essential part of living a rich and full life. 

My intention for this presentation is to provide you with a perspective that highlights the organic and essential nature of anger and how it functions within the cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects of our being. My wish is that with greater understanding, you will be inspired to explore your own relationship with anger and experience how responsible, choiceful anger expression is a key component in making desirable and informed life choices supporting growth rather than just following unwanted default patterns.     


Format and schedule: 

This introduction will be held online via Zoom using engaging and interactive features on Thursday, August 20th from 7-9pm PT. 



The cost of this introduction is $39. Following the session, you’ll receive a $40 coupon toward the full-length online version of Anger, Boundaries & Safety planned for September, 2020.  


Technical requirements

This online program will be hosted on Zoom, a video conferencing software that is free for participants and easy to use on a variety of devices. You will need to have a device (desktop computer or laptop recommended; tablet or smartphone can work too), reliable internet connection, and sound capabilities (headset recommended; built in or external microphone or speaker systems can work too). You will be invited to join the call up to 15 minutes early to receive technical support.