What’s Good About Anger? Book History and Synopsis: First Edition; Third Edition (2012); Fourth Edition (2016); Expanded 16 lesson book/workbooks (2012) for adults, teens, couples and Christians
that there was a need to explore the problem of anger
from a Christian perspective – Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC,
marriage and family counselor, developed and presented
Good About Anger? seminars for
churches, Rapha and AACC conferences from 1997-2001.
Editor, Lay Counselor, writer and friend collaborated
with Lynette to author the first edition. They were
granted permission to use portions (triggers, causes
from the B.A.R.K.
(Behavioral Anger Reduction Kit) training
for counselors written by Gary Gintner, Ph.D., a professor
at Louisiana State
University for the book.
As Lynette and Ted offered seminars and workshops based
on the book – they realized a growing need to write the
second and third expanded editions for
the community in
general. The second edition was published in 2006 (sold-out) and another
expanded third edition in 2010. The What’s Good About Anger? Expanded Workbook published Oct. 2011 includes the best strategies and content of the third edition book with in-depth appllication questions and activities!
Edition (2016): Foreword by Dr. Rich Pfeiffer,
President of the National Anger Management Association!
This expanded book is written for a general readership developing
and emphasizing practical skills for managing anger. It still
includes some spiritual insights from scriptures and religious
authorities. The authors present proven, effective approaches for managing
relaxation skills, problem-solving, assertiveness, conflict management, empathy,
forgiveness and challenging false beliefs and thinking. This
third edition integrates emotional intelligence skills with
the best anger management strategies.
edition book with the DVD. You can order these courses
requesting this expanded version: court
or employer-ordered or school-mandated : Six, Eight, Ten-Twelve, Sixteen, Twenty-six, Thirty-two, Fifty-two Order
Anger Management Course in this edition.
Introduction and Instructions
1. Anger Survey (log) and Progress Report
2. Anger’s Many Faces
3. The Power of Anger
When Anger Is Good
5. Defusing Anger by Managing Stress
6. Handling Anger Effectively
7. Anger and Assertiveness
8. Managing Conflict
9. Turn Your Anger into Forgiveness
10. When to Take a Time-Out
11. Cognitive Distortions
12. Log Your Thinking
13. Plan to Change Your Life by Changing Your Thinking
14. How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger
Frequently Asked Questions About Anger
WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT ANGER? Expanded Anger Management Workbook (2012).
Now includes over 16 lessons covering the best anger management strategies from the book; questions and practical scenarios for real life application.
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 wrong. This expanded workbook explores the emotion of anger and how anger—which is a part of the human experience—can be put to work for good.
Includes: practical tools, “what if?” real life situations; assertiveness examples; cognitive strategies and positive skills for personal and relational change.
- How to Rate Your Anger and Progress
- Triggers for Anger
- 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
- Turning Anger into Forgiveness
- When to Take a Time-Out
- Cognitive Distortions and Changing Thinking
- How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger
- Choosing Behavior Alternatives
- Preventing and Interrupting Aggression
- Stop Blaming – Accept Responsibility
- Facing the Consequences of Anger
- Effective Anger Management Strategies
following is a synopsis of the first book edition (faith-based) which is now
in it’s Second Printing (2010):
book is written with a strong faith emphasis to help Christians
manage anger. Most people believe that anger is a negative
emotion from which no good can come. Many Christians think
that anger should not be expressed and that such feelings
are sinful. This book explores the emotion of anger and
how anger-which is part of the human experience-is a force
God can use for His purposes. The authors present a biblical
approach to managing anger, identifying the process of
anger; biblical examples of “good anger”; and
how faith, assertiveness, problem-solving and forgiveness
impact anger and can be used by God for his purposes. Order
this Faith book edition
You can order these anger management certificate courses
in the Faith version: court
or employer-ordered or school-mandated :Ten-Twelve, Sixteen, Twenty-six, Forty, Fifty-two
for all programs and resources are provided by Lynette
a National Certified Counselor, experienced Marriage and
Family Counselor, Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois.
Lynette is an Anger Management Specialist-IV, Supervisor,
Consultant and Diplomate with the National
Anger Management Association. She
is a Crisis Counselor and Domestic Violence Advocate.
Co-author of What’s Good About Anger? Mrs. Hoy has trained
hundreds of students, couples, clients and professionals
and leaders in anger and conflict management.
Hoy at 630.368.1880, ext. 1 or directly at: 708.341.5438
or by mail at:
Connection, P.C.- Anger Management Institute:
1200 Harger Rd., Suite 602,
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 USA
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