The Anger Academy is the new training arm of the British Association of Anger Management (BAAM).
To support and encourage individuals to recognise that the healthy expression of anger is a powerful opportunity for healing and transformation.
BAAM was founded in January 2001 by Mike Fisher.
We offer an experiential learning training, teaching trainees to coach and facilitate groups and individuals to manage the negative forces of stress and anger in all aspects of people’s lives. Our pyscho-educational training courses are designed for people to find healthy solutions when dealing with the many emotional obstacles that they encounter, if not create.
Our most popular and effective programmes, BA1 and BA2 have fulfilled this criteria for many years and continues to do so as the need for anger and stress management services grow exponentially across the world.
The Anger Academy, in affiliation with BAAM, is very excited to offer a powerful new training programme for individuals that have identified a need or demand for Anger and Stress workshops in their community or workplace. This six-month Diploma training will cover the fundamentals of anger and stress management enabling trainees to offer courses to a wide market audience facilitating group work, adults, couples, families, teenagers, and children.
BAAM has been training Anger and Stress specialists since 2001.
Aggression Prevention Training
The Aggression Prevention Training Model (APT) developed by the Founder of BAAM, Mike Fisher, is a totally unique approach to the management of stress and anger. The APT model evolved out of Mike’s own individual therapy, pyscho-educational training, research and extensive study of the subject. The APT model embraces ‘The Gift’ of stress and anger as one of the cornerstones for transforming relationships into authentic healthy experiences with oneself and others. The APT model embraces a variety of psychological interventions to teach participants how to identify their sources and triggers of anger and to understand how unconscious forces influence behaviour which contribute to the mis-management of stress and anger.
The goal of the APT model is to:
1. Identify destructive patterns entrenched in primitive and archaic behaviors that were initially developed in order to fundamentally keep us safe in the world.
2. Achieve in a short time frame:
– a commitment to change, mindfulness and radical self acceptance.
3. Identify one’s own traumatic experiences that shape unconscious behaviors, rigid defense mechanisms, limiting self-beliefs and destructive thought patterns that tend to hinder our purpose and growth potential.
Other important aspects of the APT model involve learning brand new skills and changing destructive patterns of behavior through the recognition and understanding of our psychological imperatives, cognitive dissonances, private logic and the healing of historical traumatic occurences.
When the APT model is consistently applied to our relationships it has the potential to be profoundly transformative and healing. This has been supported by post course effectiveness statistics.
Referrals tend to come from a wide range of companies and government bodies such as the NHS, Doctors, Police & Court services, children’s fund, schools, colleges, youth offending teams, probation services, social services. As well as NGO’s such as national charity’s, Relate, MIND, Sane Line, Samaritans. However, most enquiries tend to be self referrals from individuals desperate to save their relationships or careers.
Do you have what it takes to become an Anger & Stress Management Specialist?
Training the Trainers
Take a look at dates www.angermanage.co.uk/product/ba2/
Beating Anger 2 allows prospective candidates to experience a BAAM programme first hand and then decide if you want to be trained in the field of anger and stress management. It also allows Mike Fisher to see whether you are suitably matched for this work in order to be trained in this specialised field. It will also give you an opportunity to discover if this is an appropriate career choice.
The course will provide in-depth training for you to work competently with the following groups or one to one clients. This will include organisations, families, couples, children, teenagers and young adults which will help them to manage anger, stress, fear, shame, low self esteem and trauma. In turn this will increase their social and emotional intelligence, help them to self regulate, be more assertiveness in their lives, learn to be mindful and hopefully live more in the present. This will include learning radical self acceptance, empathy, compassion towards themselves and others, offer gratitude and appreciation for the lives they live and learn very specific life skills desperately needed in our society. This will contribute to feeling more relaxed and understanding themselves and others better.
What skills are necessary to be a coach and facilitator in this unique field and are you eligible?
The key component for working in this field is your passion for helping and transforming the lives of other people. In essence, do you care enough to inspire and teach others how to live more emotionally sustainable lives. You will also need a certain amount of life skills because working with this client group can sometimes be very challenging. Ideally, you must be slow to anger and have a fairly strong sense of yourself plus have sufficient stamina to be able to deal with some of the stresses encountered when working with this challenging client group.
• No previous experience required other than a deep passion to support the well-being of yourself and others. Having knowledge and experience in personal and professional development would be very useful.
• A commitment to your own ongoing personal and professional development and supervision.
• All candidates are required to submit a detailed application form.
Head vs Heart
(Remember that you must have completed our BA1 or BA2 programme in advance to your Diploma)
The links provided below outline the curriculum, PLEASE ignore times, dates and fees that are irrelevant.
Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice
The nature of your role as an Anger Management Instructor requires the highest possible ethical standard. BAAM requires all training staff and students to observe a code of ethics and good practice. You can download this information from the following website. BAAM follows the code and ethics of the BACP see link http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Did you know that:
3% of previous participants said ‘waste of time and money’.
15% of previous participants said ‘It works when I work it’.
82% of previous participants said ‘even after 18 months it’s still working’.
How much is it going to cost? £5,045 (ExVat)
Additional costs apply, please see below.
The training programme will run three days a month over a 6 month period (Including 6 Day Residental retreet in July).
(Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9.15am to 6.00pm).
What the above fees include:
- All course material will be provided which includes PDF’s of training material and workbooks in PDF format for your group and client work.
- Mike Fisher books ‘Beating Anger’ and ‘Mindfulness and The Art of Managing Anger’ which is a mandatory read before the end of the 6 month Diploma.
- Free copies of the A2Z of anger and the A2Z of stress – www.a2zeq.com
- Resource reading material.
- Diploma in Anger and Stress Management which is recognised by The British Association of Anger Management and the Anger Academy.
- One year free registration to BAAM’s launch of the international anger.directory worth £290.00 per year.
Additional costs to the training curriculum:
- An initial interview 1.5 hours online or face-to-face £165.00
- Administrative costs £125.00
- One to one Supervision – online £135.00 (face-to-face £165.00)
If you continue to work on behalf of BAAM, supervision is compulsory.
- Your listing on our directory www.anger.directory, is for free for the first year. After which it is £290.00 per annum (Premium)
- Insurance http://www.balens.co.uk/services/individual-professionals/complementary-therapists.aspx
Once you’re accepted on the training programme, you will need to purchase the following books:
- The Complete Facilitators Handbook, John Heron
- The Six Categories of Interventions, John Heron
- There is also our suggested reading list that we like all students to read at some point during their training
Any queries regarding methods of payment is subject to discussion with the Training Director. Once you have been accepted onto this training, all training days are to be attended and upon completion you will receive the Diploma.
A 50% deposit needs to be paid once you have been accepted on this unique training programme, the balance to be paid 45 days before the programme begins. Once you have committed to this training, no refunds will be issued.
We only accept BACS transfers.
A 10% percent discount will be offered if you buy both modules at the same time.
We will offer arranged payments but only in exceptional circumstances. This needs to be discussed directly with Mike Fisher.
Note: All trainings (offline) will take place in East Grinstead UK, 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport with lots of local B&B’s in the vicinity. We can supply you with a list of local B&B’s.
Continued Professional Development
Once you have completed the above 6 month mandatory training, you can further your training as part of your ongoing professional development. All aspects of this training will be delivered online whereby you can set your own pace with the last aspect ‘Mindfulness and the Art of Managing Anger & Stress’ being a 10-day retreat in Spain.
Mike Fisher is the founder of The British Association of Anger Management (B.A.A.M) and is the UK’s leading expert in anger and conflict management.
He has been involved in personal and professional development for 30 years.
As a trained counsellor, facilitator and anger management consultant, Mike’s primary focus has been to assist individuals to prosper in their lives in both the public and private sector.
His initial interest lay very strongly with the mythopoetic work of Robert Bly and men’s issues which led him on to being a co-founder of the Centre for Men’s Development in London.
Mike has utilised his ability to synthesise information from across a whole range of theories, models and psychotherapies to develop his own unique model called the Aggression Prevention Training (APT).
He has worked with over 20000 people using this model and continues to develop and deepen the training module educating other practitioners and trainers to offer this model nationwide in schools, businesses, prisons, addiction clinics, NHS organisations, charities and youth organisations.
On an international level, Mike has run anger management trainings in America, South Africa, Britain and Ireland.
He has been responsible for setting up Anger Management conferences and creating a very public awareness of anger in our society through the media as well as the National Anger Awareness Week held once a year.
Mike has been featured on a number of television documentaries including the Angriest Man in Britain, Monstrous Bosses and BBC2’s Inside Out as well as consulting on Red Mist II for LWT.
The latest documentary release was produced by Landmark Films and aired on Channel Five ‘Beat It:Angry with my Father’.
He has featured in many radio interviews and continues to contribute to magazine and newspaper articles offering his anger management expertise.
In 2005, Rider Books, part of Random Housecommissioned Mike to author ‘Beating Anger’ which continues to experience a high sale demand.
Working with Youth – Linda Bolland, Post-graduate in Youth and Community Studies, Brunel University and Facilitator/Trainer for the British Association of Anger Management.
Linda Bolland has worked with young people for over twenty five years.
She began her career working with young homeless women in Hollywood, California. Teaching and training young women in need of guidance, encouragement and respect after having been disillusioned by the promise of ‘fame and fortune’ on the star-studded streets of Los Angeles.
After emigrating to Great Britain, she continued her career with homeless youth and those in danger of school exclusion in Hampshire, having trained and served with Hampshire County Council for 16 years.
After receiving her post-graduate degree in Youth and Community Studies, she became a Qualified Youth Worker and Parenting Specialist for Hampshire County Council until February 2011.
She continues to do bespoke group and one to one work with youth in schools and on a private basis.
Having trained with the British Association of Anger Management (2003) Linda facilitates and trains men, women and youth in Anger and Stress management in Britain and abroad.
She is also trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction and Domestic Violence Groupwork.
She currently facilitates anger management programmes extensively in the criminal justice system, working with women in prison/ and on probation in Hampshire and the IOW, with an aim to reduce re-offending.
She has also been interviewed extensively on National television, Radio and Newspaper/Magazine publications on Anger and Stress management.
When I said you changed my life yesterday – I meant it. I know there is still lots of work to do but you gave me the chance to breath again and start to see life with new eyes. I trusted you and it worked and I’ll ALWAYS be grateful to you, really grateful….. I don’t believe anyone else could have helped the same. That’s my genuine belief.
I want to thank you for your wisdom and expertise and your inspiring dedication to the subject, because you have undoubtedly made me a better practitioner, and I hope, wife and mother too.
Thank you for sharing your story, for writing such a comprehensive book on anger, and for creating and facilitating such an insightful, eye-opening and potentially life-changing experience in your 3 day course – so worth the investment. With love
Thank you to both Mike and my colleagues on the programme for making this one of the best things that I have done in years, you guys will always have a very special place in my mind and heart.
What I specifically liked about the course is that Mike has a profound ability to deliver complex theories and concepts in a relaxed, gentle, and patient style that made them and him incredibly easy to understand. No need to learn any “counsellor” speak. Phew.