The ultimate guide for teen anger management--written by a teen mental health expert, trusted by parents, and recommended by therapists.
Does your anger get you into trouble? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems at school or with friends? If so, you aren't alone. Between family life, academic pressures, and social drama, there's no doubt that it's stressful being a teenager. And while anger is a natural human emotion, different people handle it differently. Some hold it in and let it build, some lash out with hurtful words, and others resort to physical fighting. If unhealthy anger is getting in the way of your life, it's time to make a change.
This fully revised and updated second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes new skills and activities grounded in evidence-based treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you deal with negative thoughts without losing control.
- What's triggering your anger
- Why you react the way you do
- How to be more aware of your thoughts and how you interact with them
- Skills and techniques for managing anger without losing your cool
You'll also develop a personal anger profile, learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when anger takes hold, and then calm those feelings and respond more sensitively to others. Once you fully understand your anger, you'll be better prepared to deal with your feelings in the moment. And with practice, you'll discover that you can handle frustrating situations and still keep your cool
Change isn't easy, but with the right frame of mind and set of skills, you can do it. This book will help you understand how both your mind and body respond to anger, and how you can handle this anger in more constructive ways.
About the Author
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, PhD, LPC, is a national board-certified and licensed counselor. Raychelle has worked as a clinician and a school counselor at middle and high school levels, and has helped hundreds of teens deal with feelings of frustration and anger. She has participated in and conducted extensive research on anger and aggression, and specializes in individual and group counseling for anger management. She is author of The Anger Workbook for Teens, and coauthor of The Bullying Workbook for Teens and The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls. She also writes the Psychology Today blog Teen Angst, and is a regular parenting contributor for U.S. News & World Report. Foreword writer Julia V. Taylor, PhD, is author of Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S.(Girls in Real Life Situations), and Perfectly You; and coauthor of The Bullying Workbook for Teens. Julia has worked as a middle and high school counselor and has a passion for empowering girls to stand up to unrealistic media expectations, take healthy risks, and cultivate meaningful relationships. Visit her online at www.juliavtaylor.com.