RELAX: Alternatives to Anger

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.

This is an online class.

March 24, 2021 - 6-7:30 p.m. EST      Lesson 1 – What is Anger

March 31, 2021 - 6-7:30 p.m. EST      Lesson 2 – Calming Down and De-Stressing

April 7, 2021 - 6-7:30 p.m. EST           Lesson 3 – Six Principles of Problem Solving

April 14, 2021 - 6-7:30 p.m. EST       Lesson 4 – Forgiving and Letting Go of the Past

This is a free class.


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 Hanna Hotchkiss at