June 13, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MSU Extension Ottawa County
12220 Fillmore Street, Suite 122, Conference Room E
West Olive, MI 49460

The information taught in RELAX: Alternatives to Anger will provide social workers the tools to counsel and teach individuals struggling with managing anger in a constructive manner. Many individuals are seeking out anger management and social workers are often on the front lines to meet this request. This seminar will provide six Social Work Continuing Education Units certified by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

The Michigan State University Extension’s anger management training program RELAX: Alternatives to Anger is designed to actively engage adult learners in a group setting to increase knowledge and skills around anger management and give those constructive ways to deal with anger. Aspects of promoting social emotional health are woven throughout the training and include expressing emotions, navigating stress, resolving interpersonal conflict, taking another’s perspective, feeling capable, whole, and building skills for forming and maintaining satisfying, healthy and supportive relationships.

Four Lessons:

1. What is anger? Defining anger and recognizing your anger signals.

2. Calming down and de-stressing. Learning how to RELAX when you are angry or stressed.

3. Four principles of problem solving. Learning to empathize with and listen to others and accepting that their anger is not about you.

4. Forgiving and letting go of the past. “X-ing” out the past. Staying in the present, and putting the concepts of R.E.L.A.X. into practice.

Cost: $100
Cancellation Policy: There will be a $20 cancellation fee after June 8, 2018.

This courses are approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 6 Social Work CEUs.


Registration for Social Work Seminar RELAX: Alternatives to Anger is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2018.


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 information contact Holly Tiret at 616-632-7893 or tiret@anr.msu.edu.