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Overview

"A 'must-use book' for those who are serious about managing their anger more effectively."
Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., Founder, National Center for Whole Psychiatry and author of The Anti-Depressant Survival Program

Learn to Control Your Anger Even When Everything Goes Wrong

A car cuts you off in traffic, you recklessly chase it down . . . A coworker questions your decision, you instantly blow up . . . Your spouse goes golfing, you don't speak to him for weeks.

Excessive anger destroys relationships, careers, health, and inner peace. It saps the joy of living, leaves you feeling ashamed and foolish, and turns everyday challenges into explosive battlegrounds. Break the vicious cycle of anger with the expert advice in The Anger Management Sourcebook.

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

While a little bit of anger might serve a purpose, a lot of it can ruin your life. Take control and manage your anger so that you and those around you can enjoy a calmer, more peaceful, more pleasant existence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737305913
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Sourcebooks Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 238,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., has taught anger management courses at the Pentagon and at the University of Maryland. He has written several books on mental and psychical health.

Melissa Hallmark Kerr, M.A., is a health educator with a research focus on stress and mental health. She has taught a wide range of health courses.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Understanding Anger 1
1 About Anger 3
2 The Principles of Anger Management 39
Pt. II Anger Management Skills 53
3 Cooling Down 55
4 Calm Thinking 67
5 Self-Esteem 99
6 Meditation 109
7 Variations on Meditation 119
8 Hot Buttons: Healing Hidden Wounds from the Past 129
9 Maintaining Equilibrium 139
10 Peace Within 161
11 Reducing Hostility 169
12 Forgiving 181
13 Interpersonal Skills 193
14 Innovative Approaches 211
15 Special Situations: Road Rage, Criticism, and Other Vexations 225
16 Caring for the Soul 241
17 Anticipating Angry Situations 249
Epilogue 263
App. A Dietary Guidelines 265
App. B: Resources 265
App. C Stress, Anger, and Cardiovascular Disease: A Comprehensive Model 277
App. D Coping with Terrorism and Other Traumatic Events 285
Notes 291
Glossary 305
Bibliography 309
About the Authors 315
Index 317
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Used in a university emotional health course

    I teach an emotional health course at a mid-sized university. I have had my students use this book and have also taught several of the skills in my course. Anger expression and hostile attitudes are increasing in this country and many of my students admit to having problems. Thoughout my course the students do several different emotional health self experiements and they consistently rate the anger management skills, which are based on those taught in this book, as the most helpful to them during the semester.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    I found this book to be extremely helpful and user-friendly for a range of target audiences, both academic and non-academic. It could be used not only in anger/stress management courses, but also as a self-help book for adults for even teens. Unlike a lot of other anger/stress management resources, this book creates a program that moves from basic principles to skills-building to application in a way that I found to be particularly effective. The authors use a holistic approach to anger/stress management, covering all aspects of health¿physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual¿which is especially important in addressing this issue. Great book, and very affordable too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2007

    Great Resource for Everyone

    This excellent book provides clear and concise guidance for understanding and coping with anger. It could serve as a handy resource for mental health providers as well as individuals seeking to overcome interpersonal anger issues. Thank You!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2007

    Individual and Couples Help

    This book is a wealth of information ranging from the physical to the mental affects of anger and its' manifestations. It not only helps one to identify the emotions behind anger, but how to implement life changing goals in order to become a healthier, happier individual.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    A VALUABLE SOURCE

    I found this book to be a valuable source for understanding anger and anger - related issues. It has now become, again, a reference for communicating with a family member.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2007

    'Anger Management Sourcebook helpful to fitness professional.

    I utilize the concepts of the 'Anger Management Sourcebook' as I work with physically challanged people in my position as a Fitness Professional.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    Don't waste your money

    I have read several Anger Management books and this was one of the worst. This books doesn't try to make you become a better person, it tries to make you become pathetic. Look elsewhere for help.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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