John Howard Society of Peterborough

Anger Management

Next Group:  Starting January 2024, groups will be continuous intake.

Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Anger is a completely normal healthy human emotion. The problem begins when anger gets out of control, turns destructive and affects our personal relationships, work and other areas of our lives.

Is Anger Management right for you?   Are you male over the age of 18?

The John Howard Society of Peterborough offers an 8 week group training program to teach participants self-monitoring and self-management skills that allow them to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of their anger.  Sessions will cover: understanding anger, when and why anger gets out of hand, skills to prevent that, skills to deal with stressful situations, skills to avoid aggressive situations.

All individuals enrolling are required to complete an Intake for the program and pay a $40 deposit for the place in group. 

Group Fee:  Sliding scale

Individual Anger Management Workshop:  In person or Zoom (10 hrs. of instruction) $750.00

For more information & to register
Contact Don Gibson (705) 760-0632  or


Facilitator: Don Gibson

A smiling manDon is our Anger Management specialist. He has worked in various settings addressing violence and abusive behaviour for over 2 decades. His career began as a Correctional Officer with Corrections Services Canada (CSC). He continues to work towards encouraging and motivating others to achieve their desired goals. For the past 14 years, Don has worked as a Partner Assault Response (PAR) facilitator for the John Howard Society of Peterborough and is the developer and sole facilitator for the adult Anger Management program offered through JHS Peterborough. He also provides individual coaching for both programs.