Keep Cool Over Yule… BAAM’s Seven Ways to Avoid a Christmas Day Argument Plus More Free Resources for Surviving a Holiday Like No Other

December 21 07:39 2020

The British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) is offering complimentary anger management coaching resources in the run-up to a unique Christmas.

BAAM founder ‘Anger Guru’ Mike Fisher, author of Beating Anger, is available for interviews before and during the holiday period.

For those concerned with stress and anger levels in the household can engage with the free tutorials on the BAAM website.

BAAM anger management coaches have put together a Christmas 2020 Family Row First Aid Kit featuring seven ways to avoid Christmas Day Bust-up.

Additionally, web visitors have access to Keep Calm this Christmas guide, A to Z of Surviving Christmas, and Coping with the Christmas Blues resources.

Christmas Day is usually fraught as it is. From ‘optimism bias’ (thinking it’s going to be more fun than it ever turns out to be) to ‘schemas’ (reverting to childhood relationships dynamics), the most Wonderful Time of the Year sets itself up to be anything but an “uneventful” day. Throw in frustrations that have built up over lockdown and everyone might as well swap their paper crown for a tin hat.

The average family begins its first row at 9.59am on Christmas morning. Tempers flare a further five times, usually over traditional flash points like what to watch on TV and levels of alcohol consumption.

Preparing for any trouble on the “big day” entails having the right mindset prior to it, and adopting the correct behaviour once the Bucks Fizz starts flowing.

Focus on solutions to any disagreements rather than addressing the symptoms or deliberately using these problems as a springboard to join in on the conflict and “act out”.  Be aware of historic family flash points and steer the conversation in another direction when issues arguments inevitably appear.

Get used to the fact that not everyone shares one’s personal views on how any individual should behave on Christmas Day. And remember that getting in the swing works wonders for the group mindset: it’s common courtesy to stomach food provided to one, and showing gratitude for any unwanted presents. Remember to slow down on the alcohol and always keep conversational tones mild and non-aggressive.

Equally, BAAM urges Britons to remember that inappropriate shouting and ranting – ‘active aggressions’ – are not the only forms of toxic rage. Examples of passive aggression include manipulation, provoking others, and mild but intentional anti-social behaviour.

Combine these topical tips with BAAM’s NHS-approved anger and stress management programme for a chance to reach Boxing Day without moving into a Travelodge which, by the way, is no place to enjoy Christmas.

For interviews with ‘Anger Guru’ Mike Fisher and any further information, please email [email protected] with ‘Media Enquiry’ in the subject line. Note for editors: please see page two of this press release.

About BAAM

The British Association of Anger Management was formed in 1999. It is considered the UK’s most trusted and successful anger management agency having treated over 20,000 people. BAAM has won various awards including CV Magazine’s Best Mental Health IPO in 2018, 2019, and 2020. BAAM’s courses apply the most relevant aspects of established psychological science to encourage self-examination, self-knowledge, and fundamental positive change. 95% of BAAM’s clients have never experienced any form of therapy before. Many are referred via the workplace or family support teams. Patients are taught techniques to control inappropriate temper outbursts. They are also taught to read and communicate their own emotions more effectively, creating more harmonious relationships with their colleagues, friends and loved ones.

About Mike Fisher

‘Anger Guru’ Mike Fisher, ‘the brains behind BAAM’ has over 33 years’ experience in the field of personal and professional development. He’s considered one of the leading experts in the field of anger management worldwide, and makes regular appearances in the UK and international mainstream media. Mike’s TV credits include Big Brother’s Little Brother, BBC1’s Violent Fathers, BBC3’s Can’t Stop losing My Cool, C5’s Beat It: Angry with My Father and many more. His book Beating Anger (2005) has sold over 70,000 copies in the UK alone. The sequel, Mindfulness and the Art of Managing Anger, is also published internationally.

Find BAAM at

The British Association of Anger Management
14 Railway Approach, East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1BP

Tel: Mike Fisher, +44 07941569051

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

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