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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Anger Workbook by Les Carfter, Ph.D and Frank Minirth, M.D.

The subtitle says it all: "an interactive guide to anger management". This workbook is based on Christin principles and Biblical verses. It is very thorough and I highly recommend it. This workbook gets down to business by completely focusing on the most important concept: how to identify anger. This actually surprised me a bit as I hadn't thought about other emotions being connected to, or resulting from anger. For example, irritablility, annoyance, frustration, etc. Although, these emotions may not be associated to all anger, it certainly gets you thinking about the source - or why - why do you feel so frustrated? The workbook also has checklists to help guide you through the processes of identifying and managing anger. It also has very helpful examples that explain just what an item on a checklist is referring to. I found that extremely helpful in fully completing the process, rather than glossing over it. You were most likely have many, "Uh Huh" moments. I know I did; and I had read other books on anger. The workbook is divided into four parts: Identifying Your Anger; Anger Thrivies on Unmet Needs; How Other Emotions Create Anger; and, Applying New Insights about Anger. This is a very thourough workbook and I highly recommend it. Even if you don't feel anger is a problem for you, if you are struggling emotionally, I am certain you will get much out of this book. You may not realize you have hidden anger and this workbook will help you identify hidden anger and manage it. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."