Overcoming Anger and Irritability
A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
This book is a self-help manual for people who find that they are constantly becoming irritable and angry. It explains why such bouts occur and what can be done to avoid angry overreaction. Following a cognitive approach, the book aims to help people to control their temper and to handle potentially dangerous situations effectively and non-aggressively. With the help of real life case studies, the author describes what happens when people get angry and why some people get angrier than others.
The book encourages the reader to keep an ‘anger diary’ and then to analyse any angry incidents that occur. It shows the reader how to look at situations differently so that anger occurs less frequently, and it also explains how anger can be controlled so that it does not lead to aggression or violence.