When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within

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New Harbinger Publications, Nov 1, 2003 - Self-Help - 320 pages
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A major revision of the best-selling classic-a quarter of a million copies sold.

This new edition of When Anger Hurts is a complete, step-by-step guide to changing habitual anger-generating thoughts while developing healthier, more effective ways of meeting your needs. It includes new chapters on emergency anger control, the interpersonal and physiological costs of anger, road rage, and parental anger.

  • Discover how to create your own personal intervention strategy for controlling angry impulses
  • Recognize anger-triggering thoughts and learn ways to challenge them
  • Learn how to control anger-generating stress
  • Recognize the early warning signals of anger and find out how to cool down before things get really hot

    When you work through the exercises and lessons in this book, you will immediately see positive change in every aspect of your life.

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    Contents

    1 How to Use This Book
    1
    2 The Myths of Anger
    7
    3 The Physiological Costs of Anger
    19
    4 The Interpersonal Costs of Anger
    29
    5 Assessing the Costof Your Anger
    37
    The TwoStep Model of Anger
    43
    7 Whos Responsible
    61
    8 24Hour Anger Management
    77
    13 Coping Through Healthy SelfTalk
    149
    14 Anger Inoculation
    159
    15 Response Choice Rehearsal
    171
    16 Effective Communication
    185
    17 Anger as a Defense
    207
    18 Road Rage
    223
    19 Anger and Children
    229
    20 Spouse Abuse
    261

    9 Combatting Trigger Thoughts
    85
    10 Controlling Stress Step by Step
    105
    11 Problem Solving
    121
    12 Stopping Escalation
    131
    Response Choice RehearsalRCR Group Protocol
    289
    Bibliography
    299
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    About the author (2003)

    Matthew McKay, PhD is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. His books combined have sold more than 2.5 million copies. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.

    Peter Rogers, PhD, was the administrative director of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services. He was the coauthor of When Anger Hurts, The Divorce Book, The Anger Control Workbook,and The Community Building Companion.

    Judith McKay, RN, OCN, received her degree from California State University, Hayward, and has been an oncology nurse involved in patient education for more than twenty-five years. She helped develop and taught chemotherapy orientation classes at the Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley, CA, where she currently works. McKay is coauthor of When Anger Hurts and contributed to the best-seller Self-Esteem.

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