Garber's "Stop Anger, Be Happy" is written in a simple manner that is easily understood by everyone. It is an easy to read step by step guide/workbook without the complications of the science behind anger. The book helps the reader to break down one's emotions and evaluate how their anger is developed. "Stop Anger, Be Happy" also helps the reader deal with anger directed towards themselves by others.
You might be asking why I would do a review of a book, a book without recipes. Well in case you are not aware, anger much like stress, can affect the health of your gut. Anger is an emotion, and you can manage anger with behaviour as well as how you eat. This article will focus on managing anger with emotion.
You Can "Stop Anger, Be Happy"
The book solidifies the truth that anger can be managed and one can have control over one's life by the use of a number of simple techniques and methods. This book is a good tool for persons who wants to change their negative behaviours with the guidance of a sound and experienced counselor who takes coaching seriously and tells it like it is in a warm and friendly tone.
"Stop Anger, Be Happy" also helps you learn more about yourself, your family and why you respond to them in a certain way when you are angry. This book can definitely break down barriers established for years between relationships. "Stop Anger, Be Happy" is highly recommended for those who are experiencing anger issues, and to help them positively adopt a proactive attitude to managing their own anger.
Stop Anger, Be Happy, as an anger management guide/workbook that can be used alone or with a counselor or therapist, has simple language and that is encouraging to be read by couples working together to solve their anger problems, anger management groups, school counselors, teens, Marriage and Family Therapist's, Psychologist's, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, and Health care Professionals.
Objectives of "Stop Anger, Be Happy"
The book has the following objectives for the reader:
- To offer a step by step guide on how the reader can learn how to recognize (his or her own) anger and other anger producing emotions
- To encourage commitment to healthy behavioral change and stay committed
- To put an end to the negative inner self critic
- To build self esteem
- To learn positive self talk techniques
- To take a successful time out
- To learn relaxation techniques
- To speak assertively so that others will listen
- To handle mistakes
- To respond to criticism
- To forgive yourself and live in solution
- To manage your anger with success!
Here is what one reader has to say:
This book help me change my life at home and at work. My wife is pleased with my attitude and finds it a joy to work with me on various projects. I definitely recommend this book to any one having terrible anger.
Review paraphrased for size - see original review here
Articles in this series:
That disturbing emotion called Anger
Is there such a thing as healthy anger
Do I have anger issues
Simple anger test
Facial displays of anger
Linking diet and antisocial behaviour
Methods and techniques of Anger Management
What is anger management
Quenching anger before it becomes destructive
Coping with the roadblocks of life
What triggers your anger bug
Teaching children anger management skills
When others are mad at you
"Stop anger, be happy"
"A Poison Tree" by William Blake