BAAM Founder and Director
Mike Fisher, the ‘brains behind BAAM’ has over 19 years of experience in the field of personal and professional development. Mike has become known as the leading expert in the field of anger management in the UK and has contributed to many radio interviews, magazine and newspaper articles and television documentaries including ‘NASTY BOSSES’, ‘THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BRITAIN’, ‘LOSING IT’, ‘ VIOLENT FATHERS’ with Kilroy Silk, ‘BIG BROTHER’S LITTLE BROTHER’ and a 1-hour programme for BBC3 ‘CAN’T STOP LOSING MY COOL’ in March 2005. As well as a very potent documentary produced by Landmark Films for Channel Five called ‘BEAT IT: ANGRY WITH MY FATHER’.
Due to the growing demand for anger management literature Rider Books, part of Random House publishers recently commissioned Mike Fisher to write a book from his unique perspective called ‘BEATING ANGER’ published in February 2005. Over 65 000 copies have been sold since its release. His second book, ‘MINDFULNESS AND THE ART OF MANAGING ANGER’ was published by Leaping Hare Press in 2012.
Mike originally trained in psychosynthesis with the Institute of Psychosynthesis, completed a Diploma in Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling with the Adlerian Society of Great Britain, as well as a Diploma in Humanistic Psychology and Group Facilitation with the Institute for the Development of Human Potential, affiliated with the University of Surrey.
Mike was co-founder of the Centre for Men’s Development in London and facilitated a men’s group for 13years. He became centre director for the Mankind Project and continued to participate in men’s work for 13 years alongside founding BAAM. All this contributes to Mike bringing his own unique blend of different models, theories and practical applications to this challenging and specialised field of anger management making the integration of the work enjoyable, fun and exciting. His wealth and depth of knowledge and experience gives clients the added benefit of his expertise.
The sessions are conducted in an informal way, giving you the opportunity to explore your anger at your own pace. You will discover what your anger triggers are, your anger styles, where your anger comes from, why you react the way you do, identify your own natural resources, learn the eight-point plan for coping with anger & rage, what are anger substitutes, simple coping strategies, dealing with trauma, staying in the FLOW and generally how to beat yours and other peoples anger.
Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting the office by phone or Email.
Linda Bolland began her coaching career in 1979 in Los Angeles. She worked for Centrum of Hollywood, Lifeline. Lifeline was a 24-hour telephone crisis line for distressed and troubled people. She worked on the telephone helpline, coaching and using counselling skills with people experiencing multiple issues causing them anxiety and distress. She also managed the Centrum Hostel for Women in Hollywood, California. In which, she engaged woman, aged 14 –30, using coaching and counselling skills. Linda completed an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology at Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California (l978).
Upon taking up residency in the United Kingdom (1988) Linda continued her career supporting people with Hampshire County Council Youth Service. She continued developing her coaching and facilitating skills by undertaking the Hampshire County Council Youth Work Qualification (l996), NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Facilitation Skills, Eastleigh College, Southampton (2001) and the Dip He in Youth and Community Work, Brunel University (2006). She is currently undertaking a Masters Degree with Brunel University in Youth and Community Work.
In l997 she undertook research for the West Surrey Health Authority on Mental Health provision for the homeless. She also completed research for Hampshire County Council, Hart District Council and the Blackwater Valley PCT on Access to Services for Substance Misusers in June 2000.
In September 2003 Linda began training in Anger Management with BAAM. She completed her training in July 2004. Linda has co-developed a programme of Anger Management for young people, which has been successfully delivered in London. She delivers one to one coaching sessions in Anger Management for Social Services Education and on a private basis.
In addition to Anger Management, she is also trained in the Triple P Parenting, is a trained Domestic Violence facilitator for male groups with the Hampton Trust, and she is also trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction.