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Episode 12

Taking it from 60 to Zero: Anger Management for All Stages of Divorce

May 15, 2014

Anger is an intense flooding of emotion that can quickly over take any clarity we have worked so hard to create. Throw in the many emotional issues around divorce and you may have an expensive outburst! Join me with my guest Ari Novick to leaner more about anger, how it manifests and how to teach ourselves to tame it both through mental understanding/recognition and targeted behavior changes in our daily lives. Ari will share with us the importance of anger and its expression as well as its challenges within relationships. Getting to the root of this natural human emotion can be incredibly empowering on a very personal note as well as truly rewarding in bringing increased levels of joy to our relationships.

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About Ari Novick, Ph.D.

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Anger Management Professional and trainer in the Los Angeles, CA area. Over the last six years, Novick has focused his career in psychology and has a specialization in anger and stress management. Due to the economy and other environmental factors contributing to the stress of daily life, Novick realized there has been an increased need for resources to manage stress and anger more effectively. Novick founded the AJ Novick Group to meet the needs of our community and to offer quality education and training to individuals who can utilize these skills. Novick has also been trained in drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention, socialization skills, legal awareness, communication and problem solving techniques, conflict management and resolution, assertion training, and is a certified anger management facilitator and trainer.

About Margaret Jacobson

After 17 years of marriage and 3 children, Margaret Jacobson divorced. The processView More: http://donh.pass.us/margaret-jacobsen and the pain of discovering that divorce was her best choice were arduous. Margaret had to summon the strength to haul her booty out of her ex’s family home and commute 60 miles each day to see her children. Through her personal transformation, Margaret created a well-rounded approach to empowering herself through mental, physical, emotional and spiritual behavior changes. She has a BA in Neuroscience, and a MA in Health Services Administration. Margaret is a certified Wellness Coach and has completed a 2-year women’s empowerment program in the Dianic Aloha tradition. At present, Margaret is Acting Minister of the Interior of YAO Company, a company that provides pure simple Chinese medicine for those who want a holistic approach to health and wellness. Margaret regularly writes for The Mother Rising blog, and the YourTango Experts page. Margaret is our very own creator of The Mother Rising radio show!

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