The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships

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New Harbinger Publications, Oct 1, 2004 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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Books on anger, by and large, have been written by men for men who express their anger in an outward and explosive way. But women usually express anger through a range of behaviors, from explosive outbursts to quiet seething rage. If you’re a woman struggling with anger, this workbook is designed to help you develop skills and strategies for expressing your anger in constructive ways.

No matter what your style of anger is, this workbook can help you identify what triggers your anger. Then, through a series of interactive, relational exercises, you’ll learn ways to cope with angry feelings.

Discover the things that might contribute to your anger with engaging worksheets and assessments


Explore the connection between anger and substance abuse, mood disorders, and domestic violence


Integrate elements of narrative, art, and music therapy into a powerful set of anger management tools


Take the power out of certain anger provoking situations with cognitive behavioral and attitude adjustment exercises


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About the author (2004)

Laura J. Petracek, Ph.D., is assistant professor of clinical psychology at National University in Sacramento, CA. She maintains a private practice in San Francisco and is a certified treatment provider for the San Francisco Department of Probation. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors, and the Nation Association of Social Workers.

Foreword writer Sandra Thomas, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is director of the doctoral program at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Knoxville, TN. She has studied women's anger since 1989. Initial findings from her women's anger study--the first large-scale investigation of the emotion in American women--were published in the 1993 book Women and Anger, which received extensive coverage from national press and television programs.

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