Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!)

Managing Emotions – Anger management is not really about being angry or upset, but HOW we lose our tempers After all, anger is a normal, healthy emotion. How we INTERPRET any given situation makes the difference in how we REACT. To complete this course, parents are required to do an activity entitle History of the Heart: a personal timeline, a birth story and a life story.

The WHOA course is based in research from existing evidence-based programs such as Positive Parenting, Active Parenting, STEP and Breakthrough Parenting. We introduce parents to TED Talks and current research as well as discuss the application of Psychosocial researchers such as Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler and Erik Erikson. Think of it as a 101 college course: human development and social/emotional development of parenting in a democratic family.

Classroom

ZOOM CLASSROOM Live Group Instruction

The interactive classroom instructor also introduces parents to brain-based research, resource videos and a personal reflection journal. Parents analyze how stress, depression and poor communication affect their response to certain people, situations and events. Parents explore how developing a strong sense of empathy supports coping strategies as an alternative anger.

12-week WHOA Schedule

WHOA classes are facilitated according to the number of persons in each cohort. Students are admitted at the first of each month, the day depends on the rotation of the cohort. Classes are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 5pm depending on the of students signing up (a minimum of 5, a maximum of 8)

Parents will be admitted as follows:

  • March 1, 2021 Mondays at 5pm
  • April 6, 2021 Tuesdays at 5pm
  • May 4, 2021 Wednesday 5pm

Syllabus

 

Module 1 (4 weeks)

  • Introduction: Understanding Perception; How Adults and Children Think
  • Emotional Management: Anger as a Secondary Emotion
  • Exploring Human Cognitive Development: Maslow, Adler, Erikson and Piaget
  • Letting Go of Grief: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
  • Self-care and Family Planning

 

Module 2 (4 weeks)

  • Introduction: Communicating and Transforming Conflict
  • Barriers to Communication Part I: Blame and Shame
  • Barriers to Communication Part II: Emotional Rigidity and The Victim Cycle
  • Effective Communication Skills: Approaching Co-Parenting
  • Growing into Trust

 

Module 3 (4 weeks)

  • Introduction: Human Rights Education and Democratic Parenting.
  • The Power of Vulnerability,
  • The Human Need for Belonging.
  • The Beauty of Conflict.
  • The Four Pillars of Meaning.

Cost

$125 Initial Consultation Fee + $425 Course Enrollment = The total cost of the WHOA! course is $550.

Add Partner (for two parents attending the class together): $325 extra

The Fee for the Initial Consultation is Non-Refundable.

Prerequisites

An Initial Consultation Interview must take place prior to completing enrollment in the WHOA! course.

Prior to scheduling an interview you must purchase the Initial Consultation and complete the Extended Packet Online Form.

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Enrollment

Request and pay for your Initial Interview Consultation online:

The Fee for the Initial Consultation is Non-Refundable.

Before Scheduling your Initial Consultation Interview please complete the Extended Packet Online Form.

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You can also call us to schedule your Initial Interview Consultation. Our phone number is the bottom of this page.
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Office Hours by appointment only M-F and Weekends.

Request your enrollment and pay online for the Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!) Class:

Only Purchase This Class if you have been directed by Mollie Hughes, EdD to enroll AFTER completing the Initial Consultation process.

Add a partner to your enrollment and pay online for the Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!) Class:

Payment Plans

Purchase the course with one of our payment plans.

Request your enrollment and pay online for the Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!) Class w/3 Monthly Payments

Request your enrollment and pay online for the Why Hang Onto Anger (WHOA!) Class w/12 Weekly Payments