A major revision of the best-selling classic-a quarter of a million copies sold.
Draws on the latest research on dealing with anger, including new chapters on emergency anger control, the interpersonal and physiological costs of anger, road rage, and parental anger and includes techniques for creating an anger-coping plan and anger inoculation.
While anger can serve vital functions to protect and defend the integrity of the self, it is too frequently an instrument that destroys and abuses. Hostile reactions often lead to guilt, regret, and alienation; uncontrolled anger exacts a heavy price from the mind and body. This book is a complete, step-by-step guide to changing habitual anger-generating thoughts while developing healthier, more effective ways of meeting your needs.
This book guides you through the process of creating your own personal intervention strategy for controlling angry impulses. Learn about the two-stage model of anger production. Find out how to recognize pre-existing stress-producing conditions that often lead to angry moments without directly causing them. When you work through the exercises and lessons in this book, you will immediately see positive change in every aspect of your life.
--from the publisher
About the Authors
Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is the codirector of Families in Transition and the Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco. He is coauthor of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Thoughts and Feelings, Messages, The Divorce Book, and Self-Esteem. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, anger, and depression.
Peter D. Rogers, Ph.D., is the administrative director of the Haight Ashbury Psychological Services. A retired psychotherapist, and former chief of the chemical dependency program at Kaiser Permanente, he is also the coauthor of three popular self-help books.
Judith McKay, RN, received her BS in nursing at California State University, Hayward. Currently she works on an inpatient medical oncology unit at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California.