Taking Charge of Anger, Second Edition: Six Steps to Asserting Yourself without Losing Control

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Guilford Press, Mar 23, 2012 - Psychology - 289 pages
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This straight-talking book—grounded in over 25 years of experience—has already helped many tens of thousands of readers understand and manage destructive anger in all its forms. Anger expert Dr. Robert Nay guides you to: *Figure out which of the five "faces of anger" are a problem for you, from passive–aggression to all-out rage. *Recognize the early warning signs of anger in your physical sensations and thoughts. *Master cooling-off strategies that work in the heat of the moment. *Identify and change unrealistic expectations you have for yourself and other people. *Communicate effectively when differences arise. *Practice your new skills in everyday life—until they become second nature. The second edition includes a new chapter on forgiveness, plus updated examples and resources. If anger is getting in the way of your goals—or disrupting the relationships most precious to you—the time to make changes is now.


See also Dr. Nay's Anger Management Workbook: Use the STOP Method to Replace Destructive Responses with Constructive Behavior, which helps you build core anger management skills using interactive exercises, and Overcoming Anger in Your Relationship: How to Break the Cycle of Arguments, Put-Downs, and Stony Silences.

 

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The book is all about psychology. I am looking more for biblical based information on anger. I was disappointed because I felt that a book being sold on a christian web site would be more christian based. The examples it had in the book at times were definitely not what I was looking for. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Step OneUnderstanding and Recognizing Anger
13
Whom Do You See in the Mirror?
15
Understanding Anger and Its Expression
31
Step TwoIdentifying and Preparing for Anger Triggers
53
3Understanding Your Anger Triggers
55
Step ThreePinpointing Your Anger Early On and Dampening Arousal
81
4Anger Awareness
83
Sustaining New Behavior and Coping with Roadblocks
193
10Establishing New Anger Habits
195
11Resolving Resentment and Considering When to Forgive When You Cant Forget
208
Getting Back on Track
228
Appendix 1SelfAssessment of Anger Questionnaire SAQ
245
Appendix 2Daily Anger Log
254
Appendix 3Personal Anger Scale
255
Appendix 4Anger Analysis
256

5Dampening Anger Arousal
97
Step FourIdentifying and Changing Thoughts That Fuel Anger
113
6Recognizing Thoughts That Fuel Anger
115
New Thinking for New Solutions
130
Step FiveStaying Cool Under Fire
153
Expressing Anger Constructively in Conflict Situations
155
9When Anger Is Aimed at You
174
Appendix 5The Relationship Anger Profile RAP
259
Suggested Resources
265
References
273
Index
277
About the Author
289
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About the author (2012)

W. Robert Nay, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in McLean, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland, and Clinical Associate Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationwide to work on anger management and relationship issues with their clients. The author of [ital]Overcoming Anger in Your Relationship[/ital] and [ital]The Anger Management Workbook[/ital], Dr. Nay lives in Annapolis with his wife.


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