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Mindful Anger

Trumbull County Educational Service Center in conjunction with

PsychEd Workshops and Ashland University present:

Mindful Anger: The Art of Transforming a Difficult Emotion into a
Powerful Therapeutic, Learning, and Empowerment Tool

Anger is a complex human experience involving every feature of our being: our bodies, emotions, perceptions
thoughts and beliefs. The methods in this workshop for processing and releasing anger are based on
mindfulness and have delivered healing for clients/students with an 80% success rate (Brandt, 2018). The
mindfulness tradition regards anger as an unwholesome state of being that is both a cause and a manifestation of
dukkha (suffering). In this workshop, you will learn to mindfully observe, regulate and transform anger into
positive energy, compassion, and metta (loving kindness). The instructor will walk you through cutting edge
strategies that will help you teach your students to be kindhearted yet mentally tough, resilient and forgiving
people. You will learn to use anger as a key to unlocking your clients/students positive aspects, moving them to
greater self-awareness and emotional release, and empowering them to make lasting change. Concepts that will
be reviewed and discussed include costs of unmindful anger, purposes of anger, anger triggers, anger
physiology, affect regulation, the antidote to impulsivity, self-talk, the REACH method of forgiveness, bonding,
resilient profiles, self-regulation, gratitude, staying within your window of tolerance, mobilizing student
resources to meet the discomfort of change, the therapeutic alliance, case studies and more.
Required audio CD (available first day of class for $14.95): “Guided Mindfulness Meditations: Self-
Compassion, Loving Kindness, and Embodied Mindfulness” by Michael S. Prokop, ISBN: 0-933879-55-5, also
at . Also suggested by Andrea Brandt, “Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom”.

Wednesday: June 5, 2019, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday: June 8, 2919 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trumbull Co. ESC, Conference Room A, 6000 Youngstown-Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

** 1 Graduate Credit Hour, $340. Audit registration fee for non-credit participants: $140.

Michael S. Prokop, Consulting School Psychologist, Board Certified PTSD Clinician, Diplomate,
American Psychotherapy Association, Instructor 330.766.2492; [email protected]

Graduate Credit and Audit Registration: June 5,2019 (first night of class). Payment by
check/credit/debit card to Ashland University. Audit students: payment to Alegra.

**Pre-registration is required: to reserve a seat, e-mail Michael Prokop at [email protected] or call/text
330.766.2492 (Please provide the following information: name, address, telephone number, e-mail)

      • Space is limited; please pre-register as early as possible to reserve a seat.