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What’s Good About Anger? Dealing with Rage! Fifth Edition! for community groups and a general readership.

Most people believe that anger is a negative emotion from which no good can come. Many people think that anger should not be expressed and that such feelings are sinful. This new 2021  book explores the emotion of anger and how anger – which is a part of the human experience – is a force which can be used for good. This new edition now includes how to assess whether you have a problem with rage and deal with! Lynette Hoy presents a fresh approach to managing anger through: identification of triggers, stress management, problem-solving, assertiveness, conflict management, forgiveness and challenging false beliefs and  cognitive distortions. This book expands on: emotional intelligence application,  understanding the physiology of anger, steps to apology and insights for successfully managing anger!

Chronic anger can be costly – physically, emotionally and relationally. Most people can use their anger in appropriate ways in some situations, and yet can be ineffectual or harmful in other situations. Applying principles from the What’s Good About Anger? book and workbooks can reduce your levels of anger, and help you learn effective coping behaviors to stop escalation and to resolve conflicts. Logging anger, triggering situations and applying new skills will help you more effectively control unhealthy anger responses.


Introduction and Instructions

Group Guidelines

Anger Survey and Progress Report
Anger’s Many Faces
The Power of Anger
When Anger Is Good
Defusing Anger by Managing Stress
Handling Anger Effectively
Anger and Assertiveness
Managing Conflict
Turn Your Anger into Forgiveness
When to Take a Break
Cognitive Distortions
Log Your Thinking
Plan to Change Your Life by Changing Your Thinking
How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger
Dealing With Rage
Frequently Asked Questions About Anger

Cost: $15.00 plus shipping.

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This book is co-authored by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V and Ted Griffin, editor/writer. Mrs. Hoy is a National Certified Counselor, marriage and family counselor licensed in the state of Illinois, crisis counselor and credentialed as a Certified Anger Management Specialist-V with the National Anger Management Association. Mrs Hoy has trained and educated hundreds of clients, counselors, professionals, couples and students in anger management.. Contact Lynette Hoy for questions about these resources at:

CounselCare Connection, P.C.–Anger Management Institute
Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
1200 Harger Rd. Suite 602
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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