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‘Normally I'd get really agitated, but I just laughed!’: What do participants reflect upon on a Transactional Analysis/Mindfulness based anger management programme?

Shepherd, Gary ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8178-1141 (2020) ‘Normally I'd get really agitated, but I just laughed!’: What do participants reflect upon on a Transactional Analysis/Mindfulness based anger management programme? British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 48 (4). pp. 537-551.

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Abstract

Most anger management group programmes utilise Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Treatments (MBT’s) in their interventions. This study uses Transactional Analysis (TA) and mindfulness within an Action Learning (AL) framework to help promote behavioural change. The paper explores how participants report phenomenological change throughout a 10-week anger management programme. The research examines participants weekly ‘check-ins’ as they reflected on their angry behaviours, their interpersonal relationships and the development of mindfulness techniques as a way to regulate their angry emotions. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to help provide insight of these narratives. The research suggests when used in combination, Transactional Analysis, AL and mindfulness seem to be an effective approach to the management of anger. Over time and with increased knowledge of TA, participants begin to understand their behaviour and inter-personal relationships from new perspectives, creating the opportunity for change.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Textual Practice, on 20/02/2020 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069885.2020.1730303"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2020.1730303
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF637 Counselling
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3984

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