When anxiety makes you angry CBT anger management skills for teens with anxiety-driven anger

Kelsey Torgerson Dunn

Book - 2022

Many teens who struggle with anger also struggle with anxiety--and their anxiety can actually drive their anger or make it worse. Using an approach rooted in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), When Anxiety Makes You Angry helps teen readers identify the anxiety beneath their outbursts, practice acceptance of difficult emotions--rather than fighting or trying to ignore them--and learn healthy coping and self-regulation skills.

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Series
Instant help solutions series.
Subjects
Genres
Young adult literature
Self-help publications
Published
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books [2022]
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 146 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781684038367
1684038367
9781518258688
1518258689
Main Author
Kelsey Torgerson Dunn (author)
Other Authors
Mallory Grimste (writer of foreword)
  • Foreword
  • Introduction for parents
  • Introduction for teens
  • 1.
  • The iceberg: What else is underneath your anger?
  • 2.
  • The cognitive triangle
  • 3.
  • Why anxiety and anger are A-OK
  • 4.
  • Figure our your explosion point
  • 5.
  • Take a deep breath
  • it's time for coping skills!
  • 6.
  • Problem solving with anxiety-driven anger
  • 7.
  • The three-step approach to anxiety and anger management
  • 8.
  • Change doesn't happen unless you want it: (And you're motivated enough to follow through)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 6 Up—There are few teenagers who don't experience anger. Some struggle on a daily basis with how to control their reactions to events; others may suffer from occasional outbursts. In this comprehensive guide to dealing with a universal emotion, anxiety therapist Dunn walks teens through the likely causes for this often-misunderstood feeling and helps them come up with solutions to combat their behavior. Explaining that most anger stems from anxiety, she lays out simple ways to identify growing anxiety in all areas of life, and then lists clear ideas for dealing with specific types of anxiety. Using cognitive behavior therapy tools, the author provides exercises that are easy to incorporate into busy school days. She includes charts and other infographics that are geared toward stressed-out teenagers, who may not feel they have time in their everyday schedules for an emotional self-evaluation. As an added bonus, the author offers several practical and preventative calming techniques. VERDICT This valuable guide is sure to help teens, and the adults in their lives, manage anxiety and anger. Recommended for all libraries.—Karin Greenberg Copyright 2022 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Using a proven, effective approach rooted in evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this book helps teens identify the anxiety beneath their anger, accept difficult emotions and learn healthy coping and self-regulation skills for emotional balance. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Powerful tools to help you manage the anxiety that makes you angry.Do people tell you that you seem angry? Do you find yourself losing your cool from time to time? From academic stress, worrying about college, and dealing with friend drama—you’ve got a lot on your plate. Is it any wonder, then, that the stress of it all can cause you to snap? If anxiety or stress is causing you to act out in ways that don’t seem like you—this book can help.Using a proven-effective approach rooted in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), When Anxiety Makes You Angry will help you identify the anxiety beneath your anger, accept difficult emotions—rather than fighting or trying to ignore them—and learn healthy coping and self-regulation skills to help you find emotional balance. You’ll also discover how to “train your brain” to stop and think before reacting; and how to choose calm over chaos when faced with the things that trigger your anxiety or anger.The teen years are full of changes, and sometimes it can be hard to deal with all the worry, uncertainty, and setbacks (without getting angry). But with the right tools, you can take control of anxiety and the difficult emotions it causes—and face the challenges ahead with confidence and a clear head. This friendly guide has your back!In these increasingly challenging times, kids and teens need mental health resources more than ever. With more than 1.6 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books are easy to use, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Many teens who struggle with anger also struggle with anxiety—and their anxiety can actually drive their anger or make it worse. Using an approach rooted in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), When Anxiety Makes You Angry helps teen readers identify the anxiety beneath their outbursts, practice acceptance of difficult emotions—rather than fighting or trying to ignore them—and learn healthy coping and self-regulation skills.