The Pathways to Peace Anger Management Workbook

The Pathways to Peace Anger Management Workbook

by William Fleeman


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ISBN-13: 9780897934176
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/26/2003
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 527,137
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Fleeman, founder and director of the Pathways to Peace self-help program for anger management and violence prevention, presents trainings on anger management and trains counselors in Introduction to Pathways to Peace programs. Pathways to Peace peer facilitated groups are popular in New York, Ohio, and Canada, and are spreading to the rest of the US. The author also designs and markets alcoholism and substance abuse home study courses for chemical dependency counselors throughout the US and Canada. Fleeman's courses have been approved by the Navy for use by Navy and Marine Corp chemical dependency counselors at bases throughout the world. He lives in Cassadaga, New York.

Table of Contents

How Long Will It Take to Complete the Workbook?1
How Long Will It Take to Heal from Anger and Rage?2
The Problem2
Pathways to Peace: A Solution2
A Message to the Person Struggling to Change2
Part IUnderstand the Problem5
Chapter 1The Self-Assessment Process6
Lesson 1Pathways to Peace Founder's Story6
Lesson 2The Importance of Self-Honesty18
Lesson 3Writing Your Story20
My Story21
Lesson 4Self-Test29
Anti-Violence Self-Agreement30
Chapter 2Understand the Nature of Anger, Rage, and Violence31
Lesson 1Normal Anger vs. Problem or Addictive Anger31
Lesson 2What Is Violence?34
Lesson 3How Anger Is Like a Drug36
Lesson 4Excessive Anger as Learned Behavior37
Lesson 5Styles of Anger39
Lesson 6The Masks Anger Wears40
Lesson 7Anger and Grief42
Lesson 8The Roots of Anger, Rage, and Violence45
Part IIUnderstand the Process of Recovery47
Chapter 3The Eight Parts of the Whole Self48
Lesson 1The Biological Part50
Lesson 2The Environmental Part51
Lesson 3The Behavior (Action) Part53
Lesson 4The Skill Part (Learning)54
Lesson 5The Values/Goals Part55
Lesson 6The Beliefs Part57
Lesson 7The Mission Part58
Lesson 8The Spiritual Part59
Chapter 4The Eight Steps of the Recovery Process61
Step 1The Admission Step62
Lesson 162
Step 2Take Responsibility64
Lesson 264
Step 3Realize That Violence Is Never Justified67
Lesson 367
Step 4Learn New Ways to Feel Powerful69
Lesson 469
Step 5Treat People and Property with Respect70
Lesson 570
Step 6Change Negative Beliefs into Positive Beliefs71
Lesson 671
Step 7Find Your Purpose72
Lesson 772
Step 8Transformation73
Lesson 873
Chapter 5Motivate Yourself to Change75
Lesson 1The Motivation Script76
Chapter 6Understand the Anger Process Using the Niagara Falls Metaphor82
Lesson 1A Little Bit About the Niagara Falls82
Lesson 2The Niagara Falls Metaphor85
Lesson 3The Five Stages of the Anger Process86
Chapter 7Interrupt the Process94
Lesson 1Will You Ever Forget Your Anger Habit?94
Lesson 2Three Steps to Interrupt the Anger Process96
Part IIIChange Your Behavior103
Chapter 8Basic Considerations104
Lesson 1Nutrition104
Lesson 2Sleep and Rest105
Lesson 3Physical Exercise105
Lesson 4Relaxation106
Lesson 5Maintain a Schedule109
Chapter 9Skills111
Lesson 1Maintain a Positive Mental Focus111
Lesson 2The Skills113
Chapter 10What to Avoid123
Lesson 1Avoid Alcohol and Other Drugs123
Lesson 2Avoid Places Where Heavy Drinking or Drug Use Takes Place125
Lesson 3Avoid the Use of Anabolic Steroids (Growth Drugs)126
Lesson 4Avoid Other People Who Have Problems with Anger and Rage127
Lesson 5Avoid Watching Violence in the Media128
Lesson 6Avoid Venting129
Lesson 7Avoid Guns130
Chapter 11Special Methods and Skills for Managing Anger132
Anger Cues132
Lesson 1Deal with Stubborn Memory Cues133
Lesson 2Learn to Change Your Posture, Breathing, and Voice136
Lesson 3Recite a Brief Poem or Prayer138
Lesson 4Read a Joke Book or Scan a Book of Cartoons138
Lesson 5Aggression vs. Assertiveness140
Lesson 6Take a Respite143
Lesson 7Go to a Pathways to Peace Meeting145
Lesson 8Establish and Use an Empowerment Cue or an Aversion Cue145
Part IVChange Your Mind151
Chapter 12Values152
Lesson 1Values and Recovery from Your Anger Habit153
Chapter 13Beliefs158
Lesson 1Anger and Beliefs158
Lesson 2How to Change Beliefs About Anger That Keep You Stuck162
Lesson 3Acquire Positive Beliefs About Yourself, Others, and the World165
Chapter 14Life Mission and Spirituality170
What Is Your Life Mission?170
Lesson 1How to Discover Your Life Mission172
Lesson 2Mission Support174
Lesson 3Spirituality176
Chapter 15Goals180
Lesson 1What Is a Goal?180
Lesson 2Recovery Goals and the Eight Parts of the Whole Self184
Lesson 3Set a Goal to Stop the Use of Rage and Violence188
Chapter 16Forgiveness190
Lesson 1The Importance of Forgiveness190
Lesson 2Forgive Others192
Lesson 3Forgive Yourself194
Appendix 1The Pathways to Peace Self-Help Program199
Overview: What Is Pathways to Peace?199
The Purpose of Pathways to Peace199
What Types of People Join Pathways to Peace?199
The Pathways to Peace Principles200
The Pathways to Peace Rules203
The Pathways to Peace Mentor Program203
Appendix 2How You Can Start a Pathways to Peace Group in Your Area204
First Steps in Starting a Group204
Pathways to Peace Materials205
Pathways to Peace Group Structure Guidelines205
Pathways to Peace Meeting Facilitator's Guide207
The Pathways to Peace Principles210
The Pathways to Peace Rules211
The Pathways to Peace Definition of Violence212
Pathways to Peace Books, Videos, and Master Programs213

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