Practitioner Course

Patient Anger Management

Tailored to the wide diversity of practitioners seeking to address patient anger.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


1.5 hours total


Stephen Dansiger

About this course

This course seamlessly merges ancient mindfulness techniques with trauma-focused principles from EMDR therapy and other trauma theory and practice. It's tailored for the wide diversity of practitioners seeking to address patient anger. We delve into the integration of mindfulness practices for both personal and patient-focused anger management. Explore the intricate link between unresolved trauma and anger while uncovering strategies to cultivate self-awareness and emotional regulation, both personally and in patients. 

"You Are Not Your Anger: Mindfulness for Anger Management" serves as an invitation for naturopathic practitioners to embark on a dual journey towards personal growth and guiding their patients towards emotional well-being through the synergy of ancient wisdom and modern therapeutic modalities. Through a blend of theory and experiential learning, you will navigate the convergence of mindfulness and trauma-informed care. Drawing from centuries-old mindfulness traditions and the innovative methodologies of mindfulness based EMDR therapy, you will gain insights into the complexities of anger and its roots in past trauma. By embracing mindfulness as a tool for self-discovery and integrating trauma-focused approaches, you can not only guide your patients but also embark on your own transformative journey towards managing anger.

By the end of this presentation, you will emerge equipped with a new approach to addressing patient anger rooted in personal mindfulness practices and trauma-informed care. Empowered with practical strategies and a deeper understanding of your own emotional landscapes, you will be better prepared to support your patients in navigating their anger with resilience and empathy.

To further dive into this topic you may also be interested in our Somatic Therapies course here.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Understand the basics of anger management from a mindfulness perspective and from the clinical literature.
  • Be able to apply at least four mindfulness-based interventions using trauma therapy principles and mindfulness on issues of anger management.
  • Learn to design a trauma-focused case conceptualization for treating anger as part of addiction, PTSD, or complex PTSD.
  • Hear the analysis of two case examples of mindfulness based anger management tools within Janet's Three Stage Model of Trauma Treatment and the Adaptive Information Processing Model of EMDR therapy.

What's in this course

Your Presenter


Dr Stephen Dansiger become a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Training as Senior Faculty with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and has become a pioneer in the Buddhist recovery field. He is the CEO of StartAgain Associates, where he develops trauma-focused mindfulness based mental health training and technology solutions. He created the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), a design for mental health agency treatment using Buddhist mindfulness and EMDR Therapy, currently being utilized in trauma and addiction treatment centers across the country and internationally.

Stephen blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides maintaining a small therapy and coaching private practice in Los Angeles, he travels internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Protocol, trauma, corporate wellness, Buddhist approaches to treating mental health issues, digital health innovation, and clinician/caregiver self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for over 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly in Los Angeles and other centers internationally.

Steve graduated in 2022 from the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied and collaborated with fellow students and faculty including doctors, nurses, academics, researchers and administrators to continue on his quest to find innovative solutions to broaden access and improve quality in mental health care and wellness.

Dr. Steve is the author of several books including Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (coauthored with Jamie Marich, 2017), Mindfulness for Anger Management (2018) and coauthored Trauma and the 12 Steps: A Trauma Responsive Workbook, as well as Trauma and the 12 Steps: Daily Meditations & Reflections - both companion pieces to the updated Trauma and the 12 Steps by Dr. Jamie Marich. His most recent book (with Dr. Marich) is Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma Focused Guide.