Change the way you react to feelings of anger and learn to respond positively with this user-friendly book as your guide. Do you (or does someone you know) have a problem with anger? Perhaps you've been told you do, but you don't quite believe it. Anger can be a healthy emotion, but when we direct it outward toward others, or fail to use it constructively, we can cause lasting damage to ourselves and loved ones. Using the research of experts in the field of emotional health, this short, user-friendly book outlines a basic understanding of anger and offers healthy ways to process and change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to better deal with it. These strategies are based on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), a widely used method of examining our own thoughts to challenge and change irrational beliefs. In this book, you will • Get past common myths surrounding anger • Break down anger into its basic components and learn how they combine to create healthy or unhealthy expression • Learn and identify the four basic anger styles • Discover your own anger style, and identify what triggers your anger • Practice ways to respond to anger more positively by making conscious choices in your thinking, feeling, and acting • Learn how and when to reach out for professional help, if necessary About Hazelden Quick Guides Hazelden Quick Guides are short, accessible e-books that draw on the original work and best practices of leading experts to help readers address common addiction recovery and emotional health issues. This first four-book collection applies the proven methods of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to challenge and change the irrational thoughts and beliefs that contribute to the debilitating effects of shame, anger, depression, and anxiety.
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April 11, 2012
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