Prescription for Anger: Coping with Angry Feelings and Angry People

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Barclay Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 312 pages
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This fully revised and expanded edition includes insightful self-assessment tools for greater self-awareness, a selection of the most popular handouts from Hankins's anger management workshops, and a new comprehensive reference list and suggested readings.
 

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Gary Hankins, Carol Hankins
Hankins & Hankins, 1993)
Your Bibliography: Hankins, G. & Hankins, C. (1993). Prescription for anger. New York: Warner Books.

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Most excellent presentation - A lot of helpful tools and great insight into problem solutions . . .
Dr M L Nichols
http://site.drmlnichols.net

Contents

Introduction
1
What Is Anger?
3
Clearing up the Confusion
5
Chance or Choice?
9
An Example of Choosing Destructive Expressions of Anger
11
PassiveAggressive Anger
20
Aggressive Anger
32
What Will You Do with Your Anger?
36
Gain Control by Letting Go
165
Adjusting Your Expectations
167
Refraining
170
Dont Take It Personally
172
Put Things into Perspective
175
Consider the Extenuating Circumstances
177
Rational Emotive Therapy
179
Make a Place for Humor
185

Assertive Anger
42
Why Do People Get Angry?
45
What Is the Environmental Impact on Your Anger?
47
The Importance of Modeling
49
What Do Schools Provide?
57
How Tolerant Is Your Temperament?
60
Whats Your Script?
71
Wheres the Control?
76
Wheres Your Base of Operations?
80
How Do You Recharge Your Battery?
83
Are You Misbehaving for Recognition?
86
How Are Your Misconceptions Contributing to Your Anger?
93
Communicating Effectively
101
How Do You Characteristically Respond to Life and Cope with Anger?
105
Are Your Expressions of Anger Designed to Hurt or Help?
141
Techniques for Coping with Angry Feelings and Angry People
145
The Fishbowl Technique
147
Positive SelfTalk
155
Breathe Deeply
159
The Rapid Relaxation Response
160
Power Relaxation
162
Keep on Counting
164
Treat Yourself to a Favorite Activity
188
Communicating with I Messages
191
Keeping an Anger Diary
193
SelfHypnosis
196
Systematic Desensitization
202
Coping with Faceless Provocations
207
Systematic Approach to Defusing Hostility
215
The Role of Anger in Bereavement
225
The Role of Anger in Bereavement
227
Anger Management Techniques for Professionals
245
Keeping and Analyzing Thinking Error Logs
247
Assertiveness Training Through RolePlaying
258
CONCLUSION
262
APPENDICES A The Twenty Most Important Aspects of Constructive Discipline
263
Comparative Theories
265
Summary of Catharsis Research Results
267
Quick Guide for Coping with Angry People
268
E The Needs of Battered Women and Suggestions for How to Be Helpful
270
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
272
INDEX
297
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About the author (2000)

Hankins earned a B.A. in Sociology, M.S. in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Portland State University. For the past 8 years she was the director of an adult day services program.

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