How to Deal with Anger: A 5-step, CBT-based plan for managing anger and overcoming frustration

How to Deal with Anger: A 5-step, CBT-based plan for managing anger and overcoming frustration

by Isabel Clarke

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Overview

YOUR FIRST STEP TO A LIFE FREE FROM ANGER
Everyone feels angry from time to time, and anger is a natural and normal way to respond to the things in life that frustrate us. But it is all too easy to allow feelings of anger and displeasure to color your life and your relationships with other people. Managing these feelings is important, as apart from making you difficult to live with, anger has negative effects on your blood pressure and makes you more susceptible to heart attacks, depression and anxiety.

A PRACTICAL AND SUPPORTIVE 5-STEP COURSE TO SET YOU FREE FROM ANGER
By picking this book up you've taken the first stride to a life free from anger. Using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for managing anger - you can begin to transform your daily life.

Written by an expert author with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your anger and what keeps it going, tackle negative thoughts and behaviour, and progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse.

ABOUT THE SERIES
Everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. When that happens, you need clarity of thought and practical advice to progress beyond the problem. The How To Deal With series provides structured, CBT-based solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all. Short, easy to read, and very reassuring, these books are your first step on a pathway to a happier future. They are perfect for self-directed use and are designed so that medical professionals can prescribe them to patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473616738
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication date: 03/10/2016
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Isabel Clarke is a consultant clinical psychologist, working in acute mental health in the NHS. She has a background in anger management issues, working with both clients and professionals, and ran an anger management service for over ten years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Part 1 Support

Chapter 1 Starting to think about anger 2

Chapter 2 The anger trap 12

Chapter 3 Facing reality and commitment to change 23

Part 2 Tackle

Chapter 4 Taking control of your body 38

Chapter 5 Now you have a choice! 52

Chapter 6 Using choice wisely 67

Part 3 Escape

Chapter 7 Wind-up thinking 86

Chapter 8 Alternatives to wind-up thinking 100

Chapter 9 Letting go of chronic stress 115

Chapter 10 Obstacles and consolidation 135

Part 4 Practice

Chapter 11 Managing relationships differently 152

Chapter 12 Relating differently to yourself 167

Chapter 13 Your personal rules and values 182

Part 5 Progress

Chapter 14 Using anger's energy to fulfil your potential 200

Chapter 15 Keeping up progress 215

Chapter 16 Useful resources and further help 236

References 241

Index 245

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