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

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This successful guide has already helped many tens of thousands of readers understand and manage out-of-control anger in all its forms, from passive-aggression to all-out rage. Dr. Robert Nay presents an effective six-step program grounded in the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Self-quizzes and exercises show how to immediately recognize anger's triggers and early warning signs ߝ and master cooling-off strategies that work in the heat of the moment. By learning specific ways to defuse conflict and express their feelings calmly, readers can put a lid on destructive anger while appropriately asserting their needs. The revised second edition includes a new chapter on resolving longstanding resentments, plus updated examples and resources.
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ISBN-13: 9781462502424
ISBN-10: 1462502423
Pagini: 289
Dimensiuni: 154 x 228 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.38 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: Guilford Publications


Introduction to the Second Edition. Part I: Step One. Understanding and Recognizing Anger. The Faces of Anger: Whom Do You See in the Mirror? Behind the Mask: Understanding Anger and Its Expression. Part II: Step Two. Identifying and Preparing for Anger Triggers. Understanding Your Anger Triggers. Part III: Step Three. Pinpointing Your Anger Early On and Dampening Arousal. Anger Awareness. Dampening Anger Arousal. Part IV: Step Four. Identifying and Changing Thoughts That Fuel Anger. Recognizing Thoughts That Fuel Anger. Rewriting Your Script: New Thinking for New Solutions. Part V: Step Five. Staying Cool Under Fire. Assertive Problem Solving: Expressing Anger Constructively in Conflict Situations. When Anger Is Aimed at You. Part VI: Step Six. Staying the Course: Sustaining New Behavior and Coping with Roadblocks. Establishing New Anger Habits. Resolving Resentment and Considering When to Forgive When You Can't Forget. So You've Had a Setback: Getting Back on Track. Appendix 1: Self-Assessment of Anger Questionnaire (SAQ). Appendix 2: Daily Anger Log. Appendix 3: Personal Anger Scale. Appendix 4: Anger Analysis. Appendix 5: Relationship Anger Profile.


"Nay is an expert on anger management whose Taking Charge of Anger is a significant contribution to the literature." ߝ Lynne F. Maxwell, Library Journal, April 2010 (on the first edition)

"This valuable book provides evidence-based techniques that can help you gain control of anger and communicate more effectively. Kudos to Dr. Nay for producing a guide that draws on extensive clinical and research experience - and that is straightforward, practical, and user friendly." - Donald Meichenbaum, Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, Florida, USA "If you're among the many people who want to express anger more appropriately, this book offers real help. Using examples of anger problems we can all recognize, Dr. Nay provides clear and direct advice. He walks you through steps to curb anger and replace it with assertiveness - so you can get what you need without harm to self-esteem, reputation, or relationships. The six steps in this book will help you take charge of anger once and for all." - Margaret Wehrenberg, author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

Notă biografică

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, Washington, DC, USA. He has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationwide to work on anger management and relationship issues with their clients. The author of the Overcoming Anger blog for Psychology Today, Dr. Nay lives in Annapolis with his wife. His website is