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Anger Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition


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Anger Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith, W. Doyle Gentry

ISBN: 978-1-119-03000-3 June 2015 384 Pages

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Your one-stop guide to anger management

Anger is a completely normal, healthy human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—at work, in personal relationships, and in the overall quality of life. Anger Management For Dummies provides trusted and authoritative information on anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you or a loved one identify sources of anger and release them healthily.

Anger has become one of the most intimate issues in today's world – as life, in general, has become increasingly stressful. . Anger Management For Dummies shows you how anger is often a bi-product of other more primitive emotions, such as fear, depression, anxiety, and stress, and arms you with the strategies that can help you conquer them. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome obstacles to change, rethink rage, confront anger head-on with healthier responses, and much more.

  • Features new and updated coverage on road rage, air rage, office rage, and dealing with angry children
  • Introduces you to new cognitive strategies for changing angry thinking
  • Explains the difference between anger and aggression
  • Shows you how to effectively and safely deescalate difficult people and situations

With the tools, tips, and strategies provided in this hands-on guide, you'll find everything you need to overcome anger and live a happier, more productive life.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Anger Management 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Anger 7

Chapter 2: Finding Your Anger Profile 15

Chapter 3: Deciding Whether to Change 35

Part II: Rethinking Anger 55

Chapter 4: Jump]Starting Anger Management 57

Chapter 5: Connecting Events to Thoughts and Feelings 69

Chapter 6: Reexamining Angry Thoughts 79

Chapter 7: Taking the Focus Off Yourself 103

Part III: Equipping Yourself with Anger]Management Tools 113

Chapter 8: Communicating Assertively 115

Chapter 9: Solving Problems without Anger 137

Chapter 10: Relaxing Anger Away 149

Chapter 11: Practicing Non]Angry Responses 161

Part IV: Managing Anger Hotspots 173

Chapter 12: Dealing with Anger at Work 175

Chapter 13: Controlling Anger at Home with Family 191

Chapter 14: Subduing Anger in Intimate Relationships 209

Part V: Handling Anger from the Past 221

Chapter 15: Letting Go of Past Anger 223

Chapter 16: Finding Forgiveness 237

Chapter 17: Preventing Relapse 247

Part VI: Living Beyond Anger 255

Chapter 18: Soothing Stress 257

Chapter 19: Balancing Your Body 273

Chapter 20: Building Social Support 291

Chapter 21: Finding Meaning and Purpose 301

Part VII: The Part of Tens 313

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Deal with Angry People 315

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to End Road Rage 323

Chapter 24: Ten Anti]Anger Thoughts 331

Index 339