“I was the worst to those I loved the most. I constantly felt like a failure, hated myself and then blamed you for how I felt. I had to accept that all my problems weren’t the fault of everyone else and that my blame game was a cop-out.” ~Evan Katz
Being ‘Right’ is often as Happy as Angry People ever get.
Angry people are often described as abusive—emotionally, verbally and sometimes even physically. They rage like hurricanes, hurting those closest to them. They don’t realize that they are the root causes of their anger, so they blame others. Tragically, they are completely unaware that their anger is fueled by intense feelings, of shame, self-hatred, fear of failure, loneliness and rejection.
Facing fear is the last thing most people want to do. But for those with anger problems, facing their fears is a must if they are to find permanent change. Angry people don’t recognize the intensity of the emotional pain they inflict on others; usually those they love the most. They are in denial of the truth; that it is their anger that is pushing away those who love them; not the other way around. Until they are ready to face these facts, they will live a shameful, lonely, angry and regretful life. To break the anger cycle they must face difficult feelings about themselves and deal with their fears surrounding trust.
Honestly ask yourself these 8 simple questions:
- HAS IT EVER BEEN SUGGESTED THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE AN ANGER PROBLEM?
- DO YOU SOMETIMES WONDER WHY YOU GET SO ANGRY, OR ANGRY SO OFTEN?
- DO YOU RESENT PEOPLE THAT HAVE TREATED YOU UNFAIRLY?
- ARE YOU OFTEN CRITICAL OF YOURSELF OR OTHERS?
- HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD (MORE THAN ONCE) THAT YOU “ALWAYS HAVE TO BE RIGHT’?
- DO YOU FEEL, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, THAT YOU DON’T GET THE RESPECT YOU DESERVE?
- DO YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LETTING OTHERS GET CLOSE TO YOU (DIFFICULTY TRUSTING)?
- ARE YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS OFTEN MISINTERPRETED OR MISUNDERSTOOD?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the 1st question and 2 or more of the others, then you likely have a problem with anger.
Angry People Are Often Misunderstood
Having fought hard for the peace, contentment and confidence he found by facing his fears, Evan Katz, The Anger Guy, combines his personal experience as an angry man with his nearly 20 years as a counselor to help other angry people become the quality people they have always wanted to be. He has a unique ability to identify and connect with the underlying causes of anger. As a seminar speaker, Evan uses his disarming delivery, open-hearted humor and penetrating wisdom to bring enlightenment to the mysteries of why people struggle with anger and rage; at the same time exposing the path to the personal freedom and confidence all of us want.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor, Evan Katz has the proven skill and methods to lead those with anger problems to see things in themselves they haven’t seen before. As a speaker, he guides his audience with laughter and heartfelt self-examination, down a pathway to begin the journey toward wholeness and renewed relationships.
As a Continuing Education Provider, Evan Katz offers CE seminars to mental health and addiction professionals throughout the United States. His seminars offer counselors, social workers and substance abuse counselors new tools, skill sets and methodologies for effectively working with angry people; especially men, adolescents and their parents. He also offers tailor made seminars, workshops and training for other professionals, including: educators, attorneys, corporate management, nurses and more. These entertaining, enlightening and fast-paced seminars equip professionals to deal more effectively with angry clients, co-workers and consumers…and their own anger as well.
Seminars for Professionals
As a Mental Health or Addiction professional, you can now receive the training you need to be endorsed as an Anger Management Specialist. This credential will give you the credibility you need to be successful in the field of anger management. Anger in America has become an epidemic. Being recognized as an anger management specialist opens the door to amazing new opportunities. Take a look at some of the ways you can expand your practice, give yourself more options and enhance your career.
Evan Katz, M.C., fondly known as The Anger Guy, has spent his career specialized in counseling with angry men and teens (and their parents). He is the author of Inside the Mind of an Angry Man and is expected to release his 2nd book this Fall. Evan is featured on 2 CDs and in Men’s Health, Rebel and Balanced Living magazines. He was recently in New York City as a guest on Time Warner Cable’s Coach World TV. Evan is a veteran of the Air National Guard and was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal in 1986.
Counseling and Coaching
Do you or someone you know have an anger problem? My personal story, growing up as an angry boy and eventually becoming an angry man, has taught me that people with anger problems are usually the last one’s to know. They unconsciously use anger as a shield; protecting their emotions and denying their feelings of hurt and fear. Angry people act the worst to those they love the most. Being right is often as happy as they get. If you know an angry man or have a teenager you’re worried about, then contact The Anger Guy. He can help.
“I have worked with Evan both as a service provider and a referral partner. Evan has a perspective on business and life that is both “Down to Earth” yet “Progressive”. His ethics were what really stood out to me in all of our dealings. The surface, with Evan, does not begin to explain his value to society and the marketplace.” ~Vicky Methven, Small Business Trainer