I am very grateful that you have taken a moment from your life to visit. The topics covered here are very near and dear to my heart. I have been a very angry and violent person in my past.
Back in 2009, I was arrested after my wife and I got into a very loud argument. I spent the next twenty-four hours in jail. I was charged with simple battery and told to take an anger management class. I never saw myself as angry, violent, or controlling.
It turns out I was (and still am at times) all three! As I spent the next twelve weeks in this class I came to realize I had some serious work to do on myself. I finished the program but felt I was still in real need of the guidance it was offering.
To fix this I kept going to the class voluntarily for almost three years. In that time I had learned so much about myself, my anger, and my need for control. I was also at times teaching this class for the instructor when he was away. I had found that my story and my slow transformation could help others in their own journey.
In 2014 I opened my own FVIP and anger management class in Georgia. I have spent a great deal of time still learning and finding new approaches to help myself and others. I have found Buddhism and really enjoy what it has shown me. I have been adapting its teachings into my own life.
I am no longer teaching and have left my program as of earlier this year. I still really enjoy the work and want to help people but I do not feel that running an FVIP with the state is the best way to do this. I want to be able to connect with people and reach them in a way that is just not possible with the stipulations involved in teaching with the state.
I still have a long way to go on my own journey of personal growth. I, however, know that it is possible for me and all who seek to make these positive changes for themselves. I hope you will join me as I share what I have learned and what I still struggle with almost daily.
I am an aspiring author. I am in the process of writing my first book.
It will be a look into the mind of a recovering anger addict. In this book, I will share what I have learned in my years of being an angry, violent, control freak. I will take a look at what drives this seeming need to always have control of our world that leads to the dangerous use of anger.
I also run a podcast. It is in its very early stages and will continue to grow and evolve. I would love if you would take a moment to find it in your favorite place to listen to podcasts. Leave me a review, and let me know what you think.
I am trying to break into the would of public speaking. I would love to offer my insight and knowledge of the angry mind. I have taught anger management for almost ten years.