The Anger Management Workbook for Women: A 5-Step Guide to Managing Your Emotions and Breaking the Cycle of Anger (Paperback)
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Understand, work through, and take control of your anger with this practical 5-step strategy
When women choose to address their anger management problems, they often do so with feelings of shame or regret—but beginning to work on the issue is a brave first step. The Anger Management Workbook for Women provides an actionable plan that will help you understand the source of your anger, release the pervasive guilt that often results from negative behaviors, and learn strategies for managing anger now and in the future.
Using the most up-to-date research, you'll learn how to approach, assess, and act differently when you are angry. Take a deep dive into essential advice and strategies for having assertive conversations, asking for what you need and want, requesting behavioral changes from others, and maintaining your progress.
This book about anger management for women includes:
- Interactive exercises—Explore worksheets, quizzes, and other activities for assessing negative behavior patterns and discovering how your mind perceives and responds to anger.
- In-the-moment techniques—Change your mental and physical reaction to anger-provoking thoughts and situations with strategies you can use in real time.
- Other women's stories—Read compelling stories about other women who have used these techniques to overcome their anger management issues.
No matter what your reason for seeking help with anger management, the guidance, tools, and support in The Anger Management Workbook for Women can help you take control of your anger and live a healthier, happier life.
About the Author
JULIE CATALANO, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work. Prior to entering social work, Ms. Catalano was the editor of the East Boston Community Newspaper in East Boston, Massachusetts, and taught English in Poland for two years as part of the WorldTeach program. Ms. Catalano worked as a community mental health clinician for Catholic Charities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and as a family therapist and outreach clinician for the Family Center, Inc. (now the Parenting Journey) in Somerville, Massachusetts. Ms. Catalano is the director of Neighborhood Counseling and Community Services, Inc., a nonprofit community mental health group practice dedicated to keeping community mental health services accessible to all. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter. Ms. Catalano resides in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children, and their dog, Fluffy.
Foreword writer DR. SANDRA P. THOMAS holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Education, as well as an MSN, all received from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Thomas chairs the PhD program and teaches doctoral courses at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. She focuses on phenomenological approaches to teaching and research. She chairs a transdisciplinary phenomenology research group that meets weekly in the College of Nursing. Primary research foci are women’s mental health issues and recovery from abuse. Dr. Thomas has served as editor of Issues in Mental Health Nursing since 1997. Currently, she serves on the board of the International Society of Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurses Foundation and the Expert Panel on Violence of the American Academy of Nursing.
"In The Anger Management Workbook for Women, Julie Catalano blends the best tools for anger management, and makes them understandable and accessible to women from all backgrounds. She grounds her wisdom with examples from the lives of ordinary women, and brings hope that coping with anger is possible and will lead to greater satisfaction in everyday relationships."—Michelle Pressma, LICSW
"The Anger Management Workbook for Women is a comprehensive, effective, and culturally sensitive guide for women who have difficulties with anger control. The material is accessible and offers practical step-by-step approaches for women to be able to change the negative impact of anger on their lives."—Joseph Pereira, MSW, LICSW, CAS; Director of Outlook Associates of New England
"Any woman dealing with her own anger and/or the anger of others will find this workbook of anger theory—understanding of angry feelings, behaviors, and alternative ways of thinking and acting—helpful. Using practical exercises and clear language, this book is an easily understandable and comprehensive guide to change."—Rona Troderman-King, LICSW, Couples and Family Therapist
"I found two immensely valuable things in this book: Julie Catalano does a good job of dismantling the shame one feels as a result of experiencing anger. The other is the opportunity provided to readers to learn strategies and maintain their progress. If you are looking for a non-judgmental resource for learning different ways of managing anger, this is the book for you. The Anger Management Workbook for Women is well-organized, well-researched, and easy to read."—Padmaja Surendranath, Founder, SanghWE: Collective for Women's Empowerment