Anger Management Strategies at Work
Join us as we talk to Kay Camenish about how to deal with and eliminate anger. “Anger is rampant,” Camenisch said. “Like a monster, it is destroying individuals, families and churches. Unresolved anger breeds more anger and often leads to violence and destruction. “Many are terrorized by it. Others are in bondage to it. The harder you try to control it, the more often it erupts.”
About Anger Management Strategies Specialist Kay Camenish
Kay Camenisch seems surprised to discover she’s an author because she was got the message throughout her education that she wasn’t a writer.
“My grades on every creative writing assignment confirmed that I couldn’t write,” Kay said. “I longed to express myself better but accepted the obvious. I wasn’t a writer.”
However, God used experiences in her work to push her into writing, she said.
The King University graduate and her husband, Robert, have lived a life of serving God through missions work, church ministry, and working with troubled youth. While establishing a residential center for troubled boys, Kay and her husband began counseling with the parents and discovered tremendous unresolved anger that was destroying their families. Kay was driven to begin a Bible study to help these families that eventually became Uprooting Anger: Destroying the Monster Within.
“Every day we got desperate calls from parents, begging us to take their sons because their rebellion was destroying the family,” Kay explains. “Unable to take more clients, we would pray for them and send them on their way, but the burden of the need remained. Consequently, we offered an opportunity for the parents to come for a week of counseling, with the hope that we could train them to communicate more effectively with their sons.
“We found such anger in the parents that I was devastated. No wonder the children rebelled when they reached their teens. I could see the anger being passed down through the generations. I searched the Bible, desperate to find answers to help parents with out-of-control anger.”
“Uprooting Anger is God’s book,” she states simply. “He stirred me to study, guided me and gave rich insights. He pushed and prodded me on, He provided for its completion, and He brings life to people who study it.”
“Every time I wonder why I continue, I get a report of lives being changed, and I press on and watch as God opens more doors,” she adds. “I’m looking forward to seeing churches using it in group studies so Christians can find freedom from the bondage of anger. I want to reach those mothers and fathers who are teaching their children about God while training them through anger.”
As Kay worked on Uprooting Anger and learning more about writing, she went on to write other works. She is the author of an Easter drama, Risen, published by Contemporary Drama. In addition, she has also been published in The Upper Room, Cross & Quill, The Christian Communicator, The Old Schoolhouse, and at cbn.com. She is also a regular contributor to a column called “Life Happens” in her local newspaper.
Kay and Robert currently minister at a church in central Kentucky where Robert is pastor. Together they also have a speaking and teaching ministry that has taken them throughout the United States. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Connecting With Kay
Uprooting Anger, Inc.