The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration

The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration

The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration

The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration

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The ultimate guide for teen anger management—written by a teen mental health expert, trusted by parents, and recommended by therapists.

Does your anger get you into trouble? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems at school or with friends? If so, you aren’t alone. Between family life, academic pressures, and social drama, 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 it in and let it build, some lash out with hurtful words, and others resort to physical fighting. If unhealthy anger is getting in the way of your life, it’s time to make a change.

This fully revised and updated second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes new skills and activities grounded in evidence-based treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you deal with negative thoughts without losing control.

You’ll learn:

  • What’s triggering your anger
  • Why you react the way you do
  • How to be more aware of your thoughts and how you interact with them
  • Skills and techniques for managing anger without losing your cool

You’ll also develop a personal anger profile, learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when anger takes hold, and then 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. And with practice, you’ll discover that you can handle frustrating situations and still keep your cool!

Change isn’t easy, but with the right frame of mind and set of skills, you can do it. This book will help you understand how both your mind and body respond to anger, and how you can handle this anger in more constructive ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684032457
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Series: Instant Help Solutions Series
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 419,025
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 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.

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

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

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


Lohmann resides in Cary, NC; Taylor resides in Charlottesville, VA.

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