Facing Anger and Emotion - Micro-Course

  • 3 Months Access
  • 1 Unit
  • 10 Minutes

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This Micro-Course looks at how to deal effectively with anger and defuse emotionally charged situations


It’s an unavoidable fact of life that we’ll come up against angry people or emotionally charged situations from time to time. It could be on the front line of customer service, dealing with a volatile colleague or managing interaction with a dissatisfied client. Whatever the situation, it can be hard to decide the best course of action when we’re faced with explosions of temper, rudeness and aggressive behaviour – but being able to do so is a key part of effectively managing our working relationships.

Using a combination of drama and expert analysis, this briefing looks at why people react with anger and provides guidance on dealing with emotionally charged situations and finding a way forward.

Learning Outcomes

This Micro-Course will give a better understanding of:

  • how the fight or flight response affects our reactions to situations
  • how arguments can escalate and why it’s important not to meet anger with anger
  • the importance of using the right language and tone of voice when dealing with someone who is angry or emotional
  • strategies for defusing emotionally charged situations and taking control

Produced by Skill Boosters.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Gordon Tinline – Business Psychologist
  • Sir Cary Cooper – Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
  • Barry Winbolt – Trainer, mediator, psychotherapist and writer
  • Kate Russell – Director, Russell HR Consulting
  • Linda Doe – Director, Apana Business Psychology

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