What’s Good About Anger? is unique…

What’s Good About Anger is unique because the book and curriculum emphasize the following:

  • Anger is an emotion and force that is good when it is expressed in healthy ways to achieve healthy goals.
  • The physiological process of anger happens quickly! Anger triggers the amydala (emotional center of the brain) within 1/20th of a second — therefore, you need to be prepared by preventing other triggers (cognitive distortions, stress, etc) and planning to take a break to engage the parasympathetic nervous system (calms you down) by using diaphragmatic breathing and prayer. Prepare with statements like: “I’m going to take a break and get back to you on that.” Use that time to think over the issue and how to respond in a healthy way with assertive. empathic and conflict management strategies.
  • Evidence-based strategies which work: changing hot self-talk to cool-talk (thinking ahead reminders); relaxation; spiritual principles; behavioral change — assertiveness, empathy, forgiveness.
  • Power over self: anger is a choice. You don’t have to let someone make you mad! You can choose healthy anger or decide it’s not worth ruminating over.
  • Emotional intelligence: the program is not about containing anger — it’s about growing in EI (EQ): self-awareness, self-management, self-motivation, social awareness/empathy– which statistically will give you  more success in life than high IQ.
  • Motivates people to try out options that resolve anger and conflict through problem-solving, assertiveness and more!
  • Order the curriculum and resources here!

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
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About Administrator

Lynette Hoy is a marriage and family counselor, licensed in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. She is a Diplomate, Consultant, Supervisor, Certified Anger Management Specialist-V with the National Anger Management Association and the co-author of all 4 editions of What's Good About Anger?, a speaker and writer for various publications.
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