The Anger Workbook

The Anger Workbook

by Les Carter

However, anger is not that one-dimensional.In fact, all of the statements below represent feelings of anger: When I am displeased with someone I shut down any communication and withdraw.I get very tense inside as I tackle a demanding task.I feel frustrated when i see someone else having fewer struggles and I.There are times when my discouragement just makes me want to call it quits.I can be quite aggressive in my business pursuits or even when just playing a game.We all deal with anger in our lives-whether it be in a subtle or violent manner.

Being angry can involve such emotional expressions as frustration, irritability, annoyance, aggravation, blowing off steam, or fretting.The good news is anger can be managed.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Self Help
  • Rating: 3.87
  • Pages: 237
  • Publish Date: November 25th 1992 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Isbn10: 0840745745
  • Isbn13: 9780840745743

What People Think about "The Anger Workbook"

I believe that this helpful and comprehensive guide to anger management provides those who are working to manage their anger as well as those who trying to cope with angry people with a helpful and hopeful process and practical information. The core of the book is built around what the authors call the Thirteen Steps Toward Anger Management These steps are also grouped into four parts: Identifying Anger, addressing steps one and two that present the idea angry people express anger in different ways; Anger Thrives on Unmet Needs that arise out of excessive dependencies, feeling controlled, believing myths such as letting go of my anger means I am conceding defeat, and self-inflicted anger; How Other Emotions Create Anger - such as pride, fear, loneliness, and inferiority; and Applying New Insights about Anger Reduction which address the issues of child anger, why anger lingers, and learning to be accountable as you deal with anger. For example in the chapter that addresses Step 11 Manage A Childs Anger the authors say perhaps the greatest error parents make is letting the child set the agenda for how emotions are managed in the family. And while this is a faith-based book, do not let the evident Christian tone keep you from learning some helpful practices and insights in gaining control of your anger, or helping someone else with theirs.

Most people who don't know me before I moved to California could never see me as an angry jerk (frankly, pissed off & violent jerk too), but I've worked on this area for a long time and I've grown a lot, in a good direction.

"Anger is an emotion that is common to every person. Because we are imperfect people in an imperfect world, we are guaranteed to regularly encounter this emotion." The authors include a check list of what it means to be subject to anger. Sometimes I speak slanderously about a person, not really caring how it may harm his or her reputation. "I do not easily forget when someone does me wrong." "Sarcasm is a trait I use in expressing humor." Regardless how much I may want to hide it, Im a bitter person, consumed by rage. Going back to the review of this book, the authors attempt to teach readers how manage anger from a psychological point of view as well as Biblical. The books intended for small groups or anger management most likely in a church environment.

I think anger is one of those things that people are afraid to admit that they struggle with. Some have learned to deal with it in healthier ways than others. Other times....well, they are a great lesson in anger management. I really like the list that this book starts out with. I think that stereotype is why people are afraid to admit they have anger. I've made it no secret that I don't care for "workbook" type of books. Overall, I think The Anger Workbook: An Interactive Guide to Anger Management is a pretty awesome book and I definitely recommend it!

What I found the most personable was the stories in each of the chapters. The begining of each new chapter brought the story of a new person and how anger had infected them.

Even if we dont consider ourselves as angry people this is a good book to check yourself on this topic. Another thing I really liked about this book were the quotes that were motivating and uplifting for me. I actually like that for it is not in your face but more to support the words and topic matter that is being discussed.

Special guest review by the wife: "Confession: I have what you might call an anger problem. So when I was given a chance to read a new book called The Anger Workbook, I eagerly agreed.