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.
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.
Introduction to the Second EditionStep One. Understanding and Recognizing Anger1. The Faces of Anger: Whom Do You See in the Mirror?2. Behind the Mask: Understanding Anger and Its ExpressionStep Two. Identifying and Preparing for Anger Triggers3. Understanding Your Anger TriggersStep Three. Pinpointing Your Anger Early On and Dampening Arousal4. Anger Awareness5. Dampening Anger ArousalStep Four. Identifying and Changing Thoughts That Fuel Anger6. Recognizing Thoughts That Fuel Anger7. Rewriting Your Script: New Thinking for New SolutionsStep Five. Staying Cool Under Fire8. Assertive Problem Solving: Expressing Anger Constructively in Conflict Situations9. When Anger Is Aimed at YouStep Six. Staying the Course: Sustaining New Behavior and Coping with Roadblocks10. Establishing New Anger Habits11. Resolving Resentment and Considering When to Forgive When You Can't Forget12. So You've Had a Setback: Getting Back on TrackAppendix 1. Self-Assessment of Anger Questionnaire (SAQ)Appendix 2. Daily Anger LogAppendix 3. Personal Anger ScaleAppendix 4. Anger AnalysisAppendix 5. Relationship Anger ProfileSuggested Resources