Relax: Alternatives to Anger with puzzle pieces

RELAX: Alternatives to Anger

Tuesdays, Aug.10, 17, 24, 31, 2021
1:30-3 p.m. EDT

Zoom online live webinar

Presented by Holly Tiret

How individuals handle their anger and stress affects the people around them. 

Alternatives to Anger is a four-part educational series designed to help adults, parents and caregivers increase their knowledge about anger issues and put anger management and healthy relationship skills into practice. Through presentations, group discussion and skill-building activities, participants learn what anger is, what triggers anger, calming down and de-stressing methods, the principles of problem solving, effective communication skills and forgiving and letting go of the past. 

The concepts of RELAX include:  
  • Recognize your anger signals. 

  • Empathize by seeing the other person’s point of view. 

  • Listen and really hear what the other person is saying. 

  • Accept that the other person’s anger is NOT ABOUT YOU. 

  • “X”- out the past and keep it in the present.

Aug 10, 2021, 1:30-3 p.m. Lesson 1 – What is anger?                                           

Aug 17, 2021, 1:30-3 p.m. Lesson 2 – Calming down and de-stressing.              

Aug 24, 2021, 1:30-3 p.m. Lesson 3 – Six Principles of Problem-Solving.                   

Aug 31, 2021, 1:30-3 p.m. Lesson 3 – Forgiving and Letting Go of the Past  

This is a free class.  

This is a live class using Zoom and will not be recorded.  Instructions on Zoom software and setup will be sent in the confirmation email.       

Registration for RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Weekly Aug 10-31 from 1:30-3:00 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 9, 2021.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information please contact Holly Tiret at