The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships

The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships

ISBN-10:
1572243791
ISBN-13:
9781572243798
Pub. Date:
10/01/2004
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications

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Overview

The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships

Books on anger, by and large, have been written by men for men who express their anger in an outward and explosive way. But women usually express anger through a range of behaviors, from explosive outbursts to quiet seething rage. If you’re a woman struggling with anger, this workbook is designed to help you develop skills and strategies for expressing your anger in constructive ways.

No matter what your style of anger is, this workbook can help you identify what triggers your anger. Then, through a series of interactive, relational exercises, you’ll learn ways to cope with angry feelings.

  • Discover the things that might contribute to your anger with engaging worksheets and assessments

  • Explore the connection between anger and substance abuse, mood disorders, and domestic violence

  • Integrate elements of narrative, art, and music therapy into a powerful set of anger management tools

  • Take the power out of certain anger provoking situations with cognitive behavioral and attitude adjustment exercises

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572243798
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 150,343
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

ForewordIX
AcknowledgmentsXI
Introduction: Why an Anger Workbook for Women?1
Men versus Women
What This Book Offers You
Your Journey Begins
Chapter 1Women, Socialization, and Anger7
Indirect Ways of Expressing Anger (Anger-In)
Blocks to Expressing Anger
Gender Roles and Anger
Childhood Socialization of Gender Roles
Lesbians and Homophobia
Defining Your Emotions and Feelings
Chapter 2Feelings21
How Do you Feel?
Dealing with Angry Feelings
Suppression of Anger and the Volcano Effect
Denying Angry Feelings
Summing Up Your Feelings
Chapter 3How Do You Deal with Your Anger?35
How Angry Are You?
Types of Anger
Anger Triggers
Defining Your Anger Style
Art Therapy and Anger
Music Therapy and Anger
Survey on Personal Boundaries
Chapter 4Boundaries: Experiencing Your Power51
What Are Boundaries?
Creating Healthy Boundaries
Women and Stress
Chapter 5Stress, Self-Esteem, and Anger61
The Holmes-Rahe Scale
Self-Esteem and Anger
How to Learn Deep Relaxation
Self-Esteem and Self-Care
Chapter 6Anger and Your Children75
Start with Yourself
Comparing Yourself to Your Child
The Drama Game
Balancing the Supermom Syndrome
Asking for Help
Chapter 7Healing the Past When You've Been Abused93
I-Messages
Chapter 8Home Improvement: Skills and Tools for Better Communication101
Problem-Solving Skills
Time-Outs
Communication Styles: Aggressive, Passive, and Assertive
Chapter 9Changing Your Self-Talk113
Negative Self-Talk and Anger
Positive Self-Talk
Attitudes
Chapter 10Anger and Your Physical Health121
How Anger Can Lead to Eating Disorders
Reclaiming Your Health
Premenstrual Syndrome
Chapter 11Mood Disorders and Anger127
Depression: Another Face of Anger
Bipolar Disorder
How Alcohol Really Works
Chapter 12Alcohol and Anger133
Examining Your Relationship with Alcohol
Overcoming Denial and Asking for Help
What Is Alcoholism?
Chapter 13Spirituality and Anger137
The Serenity Prayer
Surrender
Moral Inventory
Learning Gratitude
Narrative Therapy
Healing Anger with Forgiveness
Chapter 14The Positive Functions of Anger149
Constructive Problem Solving
Constructive Problem- Solving Cue Card
General Anger Resources
Resources for Alcohol Problems
Resources153
References155

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