Second Edition, Revised
The Anger Workbook for Teens
Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
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.
“A super teen-friendly and highly effective guide for teens that is packed with quick-and-easy activities for teens to calm down and problem-solve when anger and other overwhelming emotions come their way. I highly recommend this essential book to every teen, parents of teens, and school systems.”~Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD
—Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, child, teen, and family psychologist; and author of 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, Mindfulness for Teen Worry, and the Letting Go of Anger Card Deck
“Schools teach advanced calculus and physics, yet mostly pass over teaching the skills essential for emotionally healthy living. Alas, snide, angry retorts can wreck relationships with friends and colleagues. Explosive anger outbursts can undo loving couple and family relationships.~Susan Heitler, PhD
To build a firm emotional intelligence foundation for launching into adulthood—maybe even before entering high school—filling out the fun exercises in The Anger Workbook for Teens should become a required rite of passage. An engaging read, with interactive exercises that ensure real learning.”
—Susan Heitler, PhD, clinical psychologist, blogger on www.psychologytoday.com, and author of the self-help book Prescriptions Without Pills
“This workbook is a true gift for teens who are frustrated and want to express their feelings in healthier, more positive ways. Lohmann’s exercises increase self-awareness and build confidence to communicate better and handle anger constructively.”~Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD
—Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist and author of Tomorrow’s Change Makers
“Anger may be our most misunderstood feeling. Anger is ‘too muchness’—too much stress, too many stimuli, too-intense feelings. Raychelle Lohmann has written a wonderful book on anger. She does a terrific job of showing how anger is an important, legitimate feeling and signal. But she does more. Her accessible, user-friendly workbook allows readers to consider the behaviors and actions related to anger, and to enhance their self-reflective capacities and interpersonal skills. This book is a treasure.”~Paul C. Holinger, MD, MPH
—Paul C. Holinger, MD, MPH, professor in the department of psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL; and faculty and former dean at Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
“The Anger Workbook for Teens is a great resource that uses developmentally appropriate interventions teens can follow, and practical yet sensible tools to promote impactful change. I highly recommend this workbook for teens looking for a way to manage their anger and communicate more effectively. This workbook is an essential resource for counselors, parents, and teachers.”~Natalie F. Spencer, PhD, LPC, NCC
—Natalie F. Spencer, PhD, LPC, NCC, assistant professor at North Carolina A&T State University, and author of Mindful Practices for Helping Troubled Teens
“Healthy relational connection is what brings joy and satisfaction to living. Very often we allow being ‘emotionally upset’ to rob us of the opportunity to recover relational connection. Anger is a human emotion that if left unchecked, unaddressed, and unprocessed can bring relational hardship and very little relational satisfaction. The Anger Workbook for Teens provides an effective tool to deal with anger and frustration. It’s extremely practical and leads to developing new habits and capacity to process the very human emotion of anger. Let Raychelle Lohmann guide you to identify triggers, stay calm in the moment, and express your feelings.”~John Steigerwald
—John Steigerwald, pastor, and executive director of the North Carolina Boys Academy
“This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens offers creative, interactive, and practical activities for all teens to work through their vast range of emotions. Each activity invites the reader to reflect on their experiences and who they are as they navigate this critical developmental stage of life. The workbook provides a supportive outlet for teenagers, and even highlights realistic and ‘doable’ coping strategies and skills for teenagers to incorporate into their daily life. I would highly recommend any teenager, parent, counselor, administrator, and anyone who cares about teenagers to consider reviewing the book and working through the activities.”~Angie Smith, PhD, LPC-S, LPC, NCC
—Angie Smith, PhD, LPC-S, LPC, NCC, associate teaching professor and coordinator of college counseling programs at North Carolina State University, and coauthor of Developing Online Learning in the Helping Professions
- ABCT Self-Help Book Recommendation