Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gallup 2017 Global Emotions Report

GDP doesn't tell you everything. Discover the emotional states of people from 142 countries -- and why it matters to the entire world.
Did you know 70% of human behavior is based on emotions -- not reason?
While measurements like unemployment and GDP help quantify certain aspects of a society's health, virtually no macro-level data exist on the emotional state of a country.
This report, in its third year, offers global leaders, economists and political scientists' insights into people's feelings and behaviors, telling them more about their society's health and future than traditional economic measures can alone.
The Gallup 2017 Global Emotions Report presents the results from Gallup's latest measurements of people's positive and negative daily experiences based on nearly 149,000 interviews with adults in 142 countries in 2016. Find out more about what the world is experiencing.
Download this report to learn:
  • how people's lives are going in more than 140 countries and how they have changed over the past 10 years
  • which countries lead in positive and negative experiences, including laughter, rest, enjoyment, anger, stress and worry
  • what domestic factors may affect positive emotions
  • how domestic conflict could affect citizens' emotions

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Inpatient Anger Management Rehab Is A Scam

George Anderson, MSW, LCSW, CAMF
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers

Unsuspecting celebrities have been urged to enroll in “anger management rehab” by well meaning attorneys or Probation Officers who are clueless as to what an anger program should include and the training needed by the providers who offer anger management coaches or classes. Since there no state or local standards for anger management providers, Judges and Court Officers are clueless in sentencing defendants to rehab.

The American Psychological Association has fought unsuccessfully for years to get anger listed as an illness in the official Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Nervous And Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It is The Group For The Advancement Of Psychiatry that determines what is or is not listed as a mental illness.

The American Psychiatric Association maintains that anger is a normal human emotion that is a problem when it is too intense, occurs too frequently, lasts too long, leads to aggression or violence, destroys school, work or interpersonal relationships or impacts health.

Since anger is neither an illness nor an addiction, counseling, psychotherapy, rehab, or psychotropic medication is inappropriate and ineffective for teaching skills in anger management. Many substance abuse rehab centers like the two programs attended in Malibu by Chris Brown are designed to treat drug and alcohol addition. Chris Brown wasted $50,000 per month in Malibu attending sessions on relapse prevention, horse back riding (equine therapy), art therapy, psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, and eating gourmet meals.

The most effective intervention for anger management is Emotional Intelligence coaching for impulse control. Coaches must be trained and Certified in Emotional Intelligence Assessment as well as Emotional Intelligence coaching. EQ coaching begins with an assessment, includes a client workbook and ends after a minimum of six months of coaching with a post assessment to determine the success or lack of success of the intervention. Few rehab programs have trained providers skilled in coaching for anger management.

The Joint Commission for the accreditation of Health Care Organizations coined the phrase “disruptive behavior” to describe physicians who exhibit problems in managing anger. Rather than drug rehab programs, the Joint Commission as well as The American Medical Association advocate skill enhancement in impulse control for its’ physicians who exhibit “disruptive behavior”. Individual Emotional Intelligence Coaching is the intervention of choice for physicians.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Diffusing Anger in Others -

Diffusing Anger in Others - By George Anderson, MSW, BCD   Introduction Anger and aggression are often the product of frustration and a feeling of powerlessness. Listening is the most important skill in defusing anger. Do not attempt to reason with a person in the midst of irrational anger. Listening with your heart means trying to determine how the other...

Diffusing Anger in Others -

Diffusing Anger in Others - By George Anderson, MSW, BCD   Introduction Anger and aggression are often the product of frustration and a feeling of powerlessness. Listening is the most important skill in defusing anger. Do not attempt to reason with a person in the midst of irrational anger. Listening with your heart means trying to determine how the other...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trends In Executive Coaching

By Joan Caruso
It’s been more than a decade since coaching gained a toehold in the corporate environment, and it has continued to broaden its acceptance. I find it valuable to periodically take stock of emerging trends in the field and validate them against our own experience at The Ayers Group.
1.      Here are some of my observations:
2.     Coaching continues to become more of an executive perk.As I reported in the Fall 2004 issue of the Ayers Report (“The Perk That Pays Back”), this trend emerged at the beginning of the decade. Then coaching shifted back to a remedial focus during the economic downturn. Over the last two years, however, we’ve seen steadily less use of executive coaching for remedial situations and more of a focus on using it to develop and retain high-potential employees and high flyers.
3.     Companies are giving more attention than ever to the coach-coachee matching process. A 2004 survey* of executive learning methods by Executive Development Associates found “the match between leader and coach to be much more critical than expected.” Our clients are asking for more information about the criteria for creating the optimal match. We tell them it’s our responsibility to bring in-depth knowledge of our coaches to the table, but the more information the client can provide about a coaching candidate—learning and developmental style, coaching objectives, etc.—the better the match we’re able to create.
4.     Anger management has become one of fastest-growing disciplines in executive coaching. Undoubtedly fueled by a fast-paced business environment where change, complexity, pressure, and stress are on the increase, the number of requests we’re getting in this area is on the increase. I’m very cautious in dealing with these situations, going only to executive coaches with demonstrated expertise in this discipline. With demand for anger-management coaching outstripping the supply of trained providers, it’s important to vet providers very carefully. Anger management touches on a variety of issues—stress management, emotional intelligence, etc.—and crosses into the realm of psychology. You walk a fine line to avoid a situation where the coach slips into becoming a shrink, and that isn’t what executive coaching is about.
5.     As companies increasingly recognize the benefit of coaching, they are pushing it downward in the organization.More and more of our clients are now offering coaching to high-potentials at junior, as well as executive, levels.
* Koriath, John J., and Underhill, Brian O. 2006. “Top trends in executive coaching,” Choice, vol. 4 no. 1: 29-32.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Persons with disabilities are neglected by Mental Health Providers

The hearing impared are often overlooked when considering services for disabled clients.Unlike more organized disabled groups,hearing impaired persons do not appear to have the type of visability that autism,developmental disabilities or mental disorders appear to have.

As a consequence,life skill programs such as emotional intelligence/anger management fail to consider the special needs of persons whose lives are challenged by a reduced ability to hear and or communicate with others.

The stresses associated with problems hearing frequently impact self-esteem,communication,self -control,social awareness and relationship management. All of these skills are routinely taught in Certified Anger Management Programs.

Ideally,depending on the severity of the disorder,hearing impaired persons can best be seen individually rather than in groups.They are also more likely to respond to interventions which include ancillary materials such as client workbooks,CDs,DVDs,Posters and visual clues to enhance non-verbal communication.

George Anderson