Understanding and overcoming anger

Unsure why you’re feeling angry, or whether it’s a real problem? Take the assessment, and learn tips and techniques to control it.





Anger Management 101
Apple App Store ($0.99)

Becoming angry does not make you a bad person. Everyone gets angry on occasion. How you deal with and express that anger is wherein the problem lies. More often than not we can fly off the handle at the slightest provocation when the real root of the anger has nothing to do with the situation that triggered it! No one can make you angry. Just like no one can make you happy. Anger is just an outlet for other emotions that we aren’t dealing with in an appropriate manner. Learning how to deal with anger is what this guide is all about.



Tactical Breathing Trainer
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Apple App Store (FREE)

Tactical Breathing Trainer can be used to gain control over physiological and Psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and Psychological responses to your body during stressful situations. This can dramatically benefit soldiers during stressful combat situations. Many of the techniques taught in this application were provided by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman from his book “On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace”.





Self-Help For Fear And Anger: The Recovery Method
Robert Courtade
ISBN: 978-1438238685

Psychiatrist Abraham A. Low created a powerful self-help system in the 1930’s. The method is highly regarded by health professionals. Self-help for Fear and Anger explains the method to a modern audience. People with anxiety, anger and depression can benefit from this therapy. Second edition of the book includes an index.



Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life
Raymond Chip Tafrate & Howard Kassinove
ISBN: 978-1886230835

Now, from the authors of Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners, here at last is a comprehensive program for the rest of us! Tafrate and Kassinove bring their expertise and research-based understanding to everyone interested in controlling their anger.

Anger Management for Everyone shows you how to cope with life’s adversity, unfairness, and disappointment, so you can successfully put anger in its proper place and live a vital, happy, and upbeat life.



The Gift of Anger: Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace
Marcia G. Cannon
ISBN: 978-1572249660

Anger is a natural response to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and embarrassment, and a reliable outlet when we feel just plain stressed out. Yet many of us see anger as a negative, potentially dangerous emotion that should be suppressed.

But the truth is, anger is a gift—a natural, internal signal that unfailingly identifies an opportunity for healing and growth. The Gift of Anger shows you how to recognize this signal, discover the deeper meaning behind your anger, and change the relationships and situations in your life that frustrate you. In seven simple and effective steps, this book guides you past any level of anger, from mild irritation to rage, and toward a balanced approach to using anger for greater understanding and well-being.


Web Links

Controlling Anger Before It Controls You American Psychological Association

Anger management: Your questions answered Mayo Clinic 


Self Assessments and Quizzes

How Good is Your Anger Management? Mind Tools


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