The Anger Management Workbook by James A. Baker

When counting to 10 doesn't cut it anymore

It Can happen to anyone. You get mad, really mad. Then things start happening. The shouting starts. Doors get slammed. Something gets broken. Someone gets hurt. If you--or your partner --have the kind of anger that rages out of control, you're not alone. Many people feel things deeply and react strongly to the situations around them. But anger can become a way of life. When it starts to affect your marriage, your job, your kids, or your own sense of who you are, you know it's time to get help. If you're already visiting a therapist, facing a judge in court, or getting written up by your boss, it's still not too late. The information and techniques in this book put you in control of anger and back in charge of your life right NOW.

  Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men : How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life by Thomas Harbin

Beyond Anger has become my Anger Bible. I take it everywhere. When anger emotions and other issues come up.....I dig its pages for answers. Some pages are obviously more crinkled than others for obvious reasons.

In closing, when I learned that I had an anger issue and became accountable for it, I was ashamed and at times I would not admit it, hence I battled with correcting it. It was a terrible vacuum to fill for several months. Today I'm thankful and continue to pray that I have admitted it and am doing something about it and have friends supporting me in my journey.

  Overcoming Anger and Irritability
by William Davies

Outstanding. I bought this book several years ago when I was in a constant state of irritation due to overwork and too little sleep, fueled by too much coffee. I tried to read it back then, but threw it down when the repeated stories drove me crazy :-) When I picked it up this year it all came together, making a remarkable difference in how I react to situations in overdrive. I recommend anyone picking up this book to give it a second chance if the first fails. And I highly recommend this book to those who are running their own businesses.


Taking Charge of Anger : How to Resolve Conflict, Sustain Relationships, and Express Yourself without Losing Control
by W. Robert Nay

Taking Charge Of Anger is a straightforward self-help guide to learning how to experience and even use anger without letting it take control. Licensed clinical psychologist W. Robert Nay covers how to identify and prepare for common triggers of anger, learning how to dampen anger or identfy and change thoughts that fuel anger, skills for staying cool under fire, establishing new habits for managing anger instead of falling back into destructive old patterns, and much more. A "must-read" for taking back control over one's life, especially for anyone whose temper has cost them a job, a great opportunity, a relationship, or more.

The Anger Trap : Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life
by Les Carter

The Anger Trap is a landmark book that strips away the myths and misconceptions about anger and reveals how you can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger so that you may choose— or help someone else to choose— a better, more spiritually enlightened path. The Anger Trap examines the root causes of anger and can help you realize your patterns and break the destructive cycles of criticism, frustration, and irritation that hurt you and others around you. Drawing insight from timeless spiritual wisdom as well as cutting-edge research, Dr. Carter offers practical techniques to free you from anger, its hidden insecurities, fears, and selfishness and thereby improve the quality of your home and workplace life. The book clearly illustrates how the change process works and The Anger Trap is filled with real-life examples of the ways people have come to terms with their anger by applying the concepts Dr. Carter outlines.


The Anger Habit Workbook: Proven Principles to Calm the Stormy Mind
by Carl, Ph. D. Semmelroth

I've read a number of books on anger management over the last ten years to try and help with being irritable and too quick to anger. Most were not practical enough and, even the ones that did offer exercises, didn't seem to help in any lasting way.
This book is different though. It approaches anger from some directions that are completely new to me. Because I now understand so much more about the reasons I've been using anger I'm actually finding I can control it! Because the whole book is practical exercises (as opposed to the usual "journal after the event" type thing I'm used to seeing) it really helps develop your understanding and skills while working through it.

"The Anger Habit" is also interesting because it offers more background and examples, however this Workbook stands up perfectly well on it's own, another reason to give it a resounding five stars!


Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens
by Anita Bohensky

Too much anger can be costly, both physically and emotionally. Most kids and teens can use their anger in appropriate ways in some situations, and yet be ineffective in others. The Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens reduces levels of anger, especially in provocative situations. Kids and Teens will learn effective coping behaviors to stop escalation and to resolve conflicts. Graduated homework assignments allow participants to apply their newly acquired skills. The Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens employs the three major anger control interventions by using model presentations, rehearsal, positive feedback and promoting. The Workbook is designed especially for adolescents and pre-adolescents.

Letting Go of Anger: The 10 Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them
by Ron Potter-Efron, Pat Potter-Efron

This book helps you recognize the ten destructive ways that people deal with anger and identify which anger styles may be undermining your personal and work relationships. Then you'll work through a step-by-step program to revise your traditional anger strategies--and replace them with healthy new ways to deal with the underlying source of your anger.


The Anger Management Sourcebook
by Glenn R. Schiraldi, Melissa Hallmark Kerr

Follow this straightforward program and in just seven weeks discover the levelheaded parent, spouse, coworker, and friend you've always known was buried beneath your surly surface. Packed with practical tips, this guide helps you recognize anger triggers, choose effective alternatives, and constructively channel your energy. In these pages, you'll find a variety of approaches for managing this complex emotion, including:

  • Anticipating and defusing volatile situations
  • Handling criticism without flying off the handle
  • Calming down with meditation and imagery techniques
  • Getting enough sleep, nutrition, and exercise
  • Keeping an anger journal
  • Changing hostility to trust
  • Healing your deepest hurts with compassion
  • Replacing bitterness with empathy and forgiveness
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