The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anger
Publication Date: 01/02/2021
Publsher: New Harbinger Publications
Description: A radically effective and evidence-based anger management tool—deeply rooted in cutting-edge research
We are living in an age of anger. You hear people squabbling on the news. Reality TV portrays people baiting others into anger. Neighbors are intolerant of neighbors. We see more frustration and intolerance for people with different political views, beliefs, and lifestyles. Anger is everywhere—and it has real risks, including heart disease and depression. So, how can you break free from painful, self-defeating, and dangerous anger traps?
Drawing on the gold standard treatment for anger—cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—and informed by the no-nonsense approach of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), this workbook is chock-full of powerful tools, exercises, and self-assessments to help you overcome destructive anger, once and for all. With this guide, you’ll discover skills for identifying and avoiding needless anger; staying cool when anger heats up; and forging a stronger, more capable, and rational sense of self.
If your anger is getting in the way of your relationships, your career, your health, and your happiness, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anger can help you take charge of your anger—and your life.
Book Review: “Where has this magnificent workbook been hiding? Bill Knaus, once again, has given us a highly reader-friendly guide. This time it is about managing anger. It is a crucially important read during this unprecedented period, which has given birth to heightened levels of fear, frustration, and anger. Bravo, Bill Knaus!”
—Barry Lubetkin, PhD, past president of The American Board of Behavioral Psychology, and coauthor of Why Do I Need You to Love Me in Order to Like Myself?
“This user-friendly, five-star book beautifully covers the cognitive and behavioral steps proven to be effective in anger management. Bill Knaus correctly emphasizes one of Albert Ellis’ most significant contributions: the evocative role of low frustration tolerance in emotional distress, and how to reduce anger and distress by increasing frustration tolerance. He describes how you can arrive at a deeply internalized understanding of the seemingly ‘simple’ but rarely arrived at belief that ‘you can’t get through to everyone.’”
—Janet L. Wolfe, PhD, author of What to Do When He Has a Headache, and executive director of the Albert Ellis Institute for more than thirty years