Anger Management For Dummies

From the Back Cover
Packed with inspiring real-life stories and helpful exercises
Disengage from rage, find forgiveness, and lead an anger-free life

Is anger a problem for you or someone you love? This friendly guide offers a host of practical, proven techniques for understanding emotions, dealing with angry feelings constructively, and letting it go. You’ll see how to deal with anger before it happens, thwart an angry outburst, keep your cool, and adopt a new, healthier perspective.

Discover how to

Evaluate your anger level
Identify anger triggers
Prevent road and office rage
Manage anger in relationships
Handle anger from the past
Help angry children
About the Author
W. Doyle Gentry, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Institute for Anger-Free Living in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In Dr. Gentry’s four-decade career as a scientist-practitioner, he has authored over 100 publications, including eight books, and is a pioneer in the fields of health psychology, behavioral medicine, and anger management. He has previously served on the faculty of Duke University Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Gentry has conducted training seminars for lay and professional audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has also served as a consultant to major industry, where he specializes in conflict management, team building, and health promotion. Articles referring to Dr. Gentry’s work on anger regularly appear in a variety of contemporary magazines, and he is frequently interviewed on radio and television for insights into how to create and maintain an anger-free life. He is the author of two earlier self-help books on anger: ANGER-FREE: Ten Basic Steps to Managing Your Anger (Quill, 2000) and When Someone You Love Is Angry (Berkley, 2004).

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