Many people think that our work is about avoiding conflict or being passive. This is not accurate. Our work is about meeting the difficulties and challenges that life presents and emerging from conflict feeling proud of our response, not ashamed of what we did or resentful of what we permitted.
At Moose Anger Management, founded by Alistair Moes (pronounced ‘moose’), anger is not seen as inherently bad. It is far more complex than most people imagine and, in fact, can often lead toward constructive behaviour. We utilize a variety of strategies for working effectively with anger when it arises so it is expressed in ways that are helpful.
One of the most important strategies participants develop is to stop and think before acting. This ‘pause’ offers us insight by connecting with our nervous system, becoming more aware of what’s happening in our physiology, and helps us gain perspective by noticing how we are thinking. It’s like we gain an ability to step back and see a bigger picture. It can be a daunting challenge to change your anger response by lengthening the time between the trigger and your response, but it can be done.
Although many people think that “anger can’t be controlled” and that “people don’t change”, we have seen the opposite. People who attend our programs with determination and an open mind have re-kindled their relationships and/or moved on in life feeling positive about their behaviour.
People can and do change when provided with the right circumstances to learn about anger. We also work with all that surrounds and is behind the anger, like emotional pain, shame, fear, depression, anxiety, trauma, among many other things. Anger is always connected to much more than just the tip of the iceberg that people see. Our skilled team knows this territory, and can assist you whether you attend individual sessions or attend a group.
We provide an open and non-judgemental setting for individuals to learn about themselves and their anger, either together with others, reaping the benefits of the wealth of experiences brought together in our groups, or on their own, going deeper into their individual concerns in one-on-one sessions.
Sadly, many people will remain trapped by their anger, continuing to end conflict by becoming loud and aggressive, manipulative or violent, or throwing their hands up and leaving. Others, when they feel ready, will look for a way out of this trap by learning more about their anger. It is for these individuals that Moose Anger Management exists. If you find that your anger is costing you in your life we invite you to learn more about us by exploring our website and learning about how you can take action towards achieving change. Call us today at 604-723-5134 or email us at email@example.com.
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We provide an open and non-judgemental setting for individuals to learn about themselves and their anger, either together with others
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This has benefited me so much because I have learned to listen to my partner. I used to think that this cycle of anger would never end. The abused becomes the abuser... but I am ready to end it and become a better father and a better husband.
Taking Alistair's course has allowed me to resurrect my marriage. The key thing is that he will not eliminate your anger, but teach you how to manage it and how to handle stressful situations with your partner. I am now feeling more comfortable on the probability of saving my marriage.
It has helped me in every situation that has occurred since we had class, I recognize the steps and I resolve my situations intelligently.
I understand now that nothing comes from staying in the situation and being angry. I recognize the steps towards anger and I use precautions, it has lowered my stress as it's much easier to become happy again.
I have endured some pretty crazy situations and I have chosen my happiness when I could've lowered myself and chosen the path of sadness and destruction.
Thank you, you have given me tools to add to my belt and take control of my life.
I understand my anger way better than before and therefore have a much better idea of what is underneath it and how to manage it.
I felt very comfortable in the office, very relaxed, and always able to express my honesty without fear or shame. Alistair is very easy to talk to, and I felt a rapport with him right way.
The most important thing that I've learned is awareness. The ability to control my emotions, and the environment around them, simply by being aware. Coming to these sessions has increased my ability to focus on the bigger picture, and what is truly important in life.
I got a shitload of new tools and ideas. Plus, I got to meet some really great people.