If you have a domestic violence charge on your record or currently face a charge in North Carolina, someone may suggest to you or you may decide that you want to take an anger management course. If you have no prior experience with this type of course, you may wonder what it entails and how it could help you.

According to the Mayo Clinic, an anger management course can help you to learn skills to manage your anger. In a program, you learn behavioral skills that allow you to recognize the signs your anger is getting out of your control and that allow you to control it better. This is a process that you will have to work at over time. A program may take weeks to months to complete.

In a program, you may work one-on-one with a counselor or you may work in a group. The basics of the program will be the same regardless of the setting. You will learn how to recognize the signs of anger, including how you physically feel and your emotional state. You will also work on discovering what triggers your anger.

You may want to take this type of course if you feel like your anger sometimes takes control over instead of you controlling it. If you find yourself lashing out at others or getting into frequent arguments because of anger, then this type of course may be beneficial. If nothing else, the skills you learn in this course are useful in daily life and can help you help yourself to be happier. This information is for education and is not legal advice.