The ACT Workbook for Anger
Manage Emotions and Take Back Your Life with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
by Manuela O'Connell; Robyn D. Walser
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Pub Date 02 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2021
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
In today's socially and politically divided climate, anger is on the rise-even boiling over into violence. Anger is a natural human emotion, but chronic, uncontrollable anger can poison all aspects of personal and professional life. In The ACT Workbook for Anger, renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) expert Robyn Walser helps readers who are trapped and struggling with anger to unlock their capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion.
A much-needed, comprehensive program for managing anger in a world of triggers, trolls, and outrage.
Everyone gets angry from time to time. Anger is a natural human emotion, but it can often boil over and wreak havoc in your personal and professional life. If you struggle with chronic, uncontrollable anger, you need help now-especially in these times of increasing volatility. This workbook can get you started.
Written by renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) experts, The ACT Workbook for Anger offers a comprehensive anger management program designed especially for navigating the current social and political climate. You'll discover the secret to unlocking your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion. You'll also learn to apply these newfound skills to break anger's stranglehold so you can pause, take a deep breath, and create the space you need to react in a more thoughtful way.
Managing anger has never been more challenging. Everywhere you look, people are on edge and volatile. This book will show you how to navigate these challenging times with kindness and compassion for yourself and others.
“Written by two master clinicians with decades of experience, this is a compassionate, science-based approach to responding effectively to anger. Many of the strategies we use to try to ‘control’ or avoid anger end up backfiring, further increasing pain and shame. Instead, this workbook offers practical tools that will help you understand anger and develop the skills needed to live in line with your values, even when anger is present.”
—Jenna LeJeune, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist; president of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center; peer-reviewed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer; and coauthor of Values in Therapy
“This is not yet another hokey book on how to get rid of anger. Instead, we learn that anger is something we all experience. It is part of being human, not something to be ashamed of. Armed with this pivotal insight—and armed with their own personal histories of growing up around anger—the authors do a masterful job of taking us on a scientifically based, step-by-step exploration of the inner workings of our anger, and how we can both welcome it and manage it to our lasting benefit. If you have ever felt your anger is over the top, or felt helpless to do anything about it, this is the book for you. Highly recommended.”
—Kirk Strosahl, PhD, cofounder of ACT, and coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression