Fully revised and updated based on reader feedback! This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes brand-new activities to help you understand and interact with your anger, and tips for managing it in constructive ways.
Does your anger often get you into trouble? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems with other people? If so, you aren’t alone. Between family life, friends, social media, and the pressures of school, there’s no doubt that it’s stressful being a teenager. And while anger is a natural human emotion, different people handle it differently. Some hold in their anger and let it build, some lash out with hurtful words, and some resort to fighting. If you’ve noticed yourself beginning to take out your frustrations on the people you love most—your parents, brothers or sisters, and friends—it’s time to make a change.
This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes brand-new skills and activities based in clinically proven treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you deal with negative thoughts without losing control. You’ll find out what’s triggering your anger, look at the ways you react, be more aware of your thoughts and how you interact with them, and learn skills and techniques for managing anger without losing your cool. You’ll develop a personal anger profile and learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when you become enraged, then find out how to calm those feelings and respond more sensitively to others. Once you fully understand your anger, you’ll be better prepared to deal with your feelings in the moment.
As you begin the activities in this workbook, it’s perfectly normal to feel angrier at first. That’s because you are being asked to really notice and examine the things that make you angry. But with practice, you’ll learn to handle frustrating situations in real life and more effectively communicate your feelings. Most importantly, you’ll learn the difference between healthy anger—the kind that can motivate you to make positive changes—and problematic anger that leads to negative consequences.
Change isn’t easy, but with the right frame of mind and set of skills, you can do it. This book is designed to help you understand how both your mind and body respond to anger, and how you can handle this anger in more constructive ways.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Revised|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, PhD, LPC, is a national board-certified and licensed counselor. Raychelle has worked as a clinician and a school counselor at middle and high school levels, and has helped hundreds of teens deal with feelings of frustration and anger. She has participated in and conducted extensive research on anger and aggression, and specializes in individual and group counseling for anger management. She is author of The Anger Workbook for Teens, and coauthor of The Bullying Workbook for Teens and The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls. She also writes the Psychology Today blog Teen Angst, and is a regular parenting contributor for U.S. News & World Report. Foreword writer Julia V. Taylor, PhD, is author of Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S.(Girls in Real Life Situations), and Perfectly You; and coauthor of The Bullying Workbook for Teens. Julia has worked as a middle and high school counselor and has a passion for empowering girls to stand up to unrealistic media expectations, take healthy risks, and cultivate meaningful relationships. Visit her online at www.juliavtaylor.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Identifying and Understanding Anger
Activity 1 What Is Anger? 4
Activity 2 Anger Myth Busters 8
Activity 3 Your Anger Profile 12
Activity 4 Keeping an Anger Log 16
Activity 5 Understanding Family Patterns 20
Activity 6 Your Body's Response to Anger 24
Activity 7 Gauging Anger 28
Activity 8 Identifying Your Anger Triggers 33
Part 2 Anger Dynamics
Activity 9 Fight Flight, or Freeze 38
Activity 10 Emotions and Feelings 42
Activity 11 Master of Disguise 47
Activity 12 Observing Thoughts 50
Activity 13 Thought Distortions 53
Activity 14 The ABC Model of Anger 57
Activity 15 Stages of Anger 61
Activity 16 Weighing the Options 65
Part 3 Communication Skills
Activity 17 Same Thing, Different View 70
Activity 18 More Than Words 74
Activity 19 Good Listening 78
Activity 20 Words Matter 82
Activity 21 Filtering Responses 87
Activity 22 Social Media and Anger 91
Activity 23 Criticism and Compliments 95
Activity 24 Being Assertive 98
Part 4 Handling Anger
Activity 25 Keeping Perspective 104
Activity 26 Getting the Facts 108
Activity 27 Coping with Conflict 111
Activity 28 Handling Anger Constructively 115
Activity 29 Taking Responsibility for Your Actions 119
Activity 30 Distancing Yourself from Anger 123
Activity 31 Using Anger for Positive Results 127
Part 5 Coping Mechanisms
Activity 32 What Matters Most 132
Activity 33 Relaxation Techniques 135
Activity 34 Mindful Escape 139
Activity 35 Releasing Anger Symbolically 142
Activity 36 Anger Outlets 145
Activity 37 Anger and Exercise 148
Activity 38 Expressing Anger Creatively 151
Activity 39 Laughing with Anger 157
Activity 40 Freestyle Writing 160
Part 6 Closure
Activity 41 See How Far You Have Come 164
Activity 42 Anger Certificate 167
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been a public school counsleor for 18 years, and this is the best workbook on anger management that I have come across. I found the exercises for students to be both practical and effective, and I've already recommended this workbook to several colleagues and family members. Anyone who lives and/or works with teenagers would do themselves a favor by becoming familiar with this enormously helpful workbook. It is rich with sound and 'do-able' anger management techniques that actually work!
I got a lot out of this book. It really helped me with my anger problem.
I have read this book filled out each step and it didn't help me at all. It lead to me having more anger and it should be showing you how to control your anger not ask you irrelevant questions.
And a bad attotude. I think its just hormones and i am going to get my first period soon but no cramps yet. I havent read book yet
This book is written in many laguages it is beast mode
GREAT BOOK I WISH THERE WAS ANOTHER BOOK TO THIS? TOTALY HELPED WITH MY ANGER ISSUES
Great user friendly workbook to use in counseling adolescents with anger problems.