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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Do you often find yourself in trouble because of anger? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems with other people? Are you tired of letting anger control you?

Between family life, friends, 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, some resort to fighting, and some just explode. 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 may be time to make a change.

The Anger Workbook for Teens includes thirty-seven exercises designed to show you effective skills to help you deal with feelings of rage without losing it. By completing just one ten-minute worksheet a day, you'll find out what's triggering your anger, look at the ways you react, and learn skills and techniques for getting your anger under control. 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 and never lose your cool.

The activities in this workbook will help you notice things that make you angry, handle frustrating situations without getting angry, and effectively communicate your feelings. Most of all, these activities can help you learn to change how you respond to anger. Change is not 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, how you can handle this anger constructively, and relaxation techniques for dealing with anger in a healthy way, so that you can not only control your anger, but your life as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572246997
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 12/02/2009
Series: Instant Help for Teens Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 205,202
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC, has worked in middle school and high school settings as a professional school counselor. She has done extensive research in anger management and specializes in individual and group counseling for anger management.

Foreword writer Julia V. Taylor, MA, is author of Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S.(Girls in Real Life Situations), and Perfectly You. Taylor has worked as a middle and high school counselor and speaks nationally about relational aggression, body image, and other teen issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Introduction 1

Activity 1 Your Anger Profile 3

Activity 2 Making a Game Plan 7

Activity 3 Setting Goals and Creating Action Plans 12

Activity 4 Rewarding Yourself 16

Activity 5 Keeping an Anger Log 19

Activity 6 Recognizing Your Anger Buttons 23

Activity 7 Understanding Family Patterns 26

Activity 8 Your Body's Response to Anger 29

Activity 9 Fight or Flight 32

Activity 10 Masking Your Emotions 36

Activity 11 The Media and Anger 39

Activity 12 Using Anger for Positive Results 42

Activity 13 Chilling Out 46

Activity 14 Writing 49

Activity 15 Laughing at Anger 52

Activity 16 Taking a Mental Vacation 55

Activity 17 Releasing Anger Symbolically 58

Activity 18 Relaxation Techniques 62

Activity 19 Handling Anger Constructively 65

Activity 20 Anger Contract 70

Activity 21 Taking Responsibility for Your Own Actions 73

Activity 22 Keeping Perspective 76

Activity 23 Getting the Facts 80

Activity 24 Stages of Anger 84

Activity 25 Perception 88

Activity 26 Weighing the Options 91

Activity 27 The ABC Model of Anger 95

Activity 28 Coping with Conflict 99

Activity 29 Using I-Messages 103

Activity 30 Good Listening 106

Activity 31 Complimenting Others 109

Activity 32 Body Language 112

Activity 33 Communicating Clearly 115

Activity 34 Being Assertive 119

Activity 35 Steps Toward Change 122

Activity 36 Seeing How Far You Have Come 126

Activity 37 Anger Certificate 129


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

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