CBT skills for coping with angry thoughts, expressing difficult emotions, and putting an end to angry outbursts—once and for all.
Being a young man is tough, and teen boys are not always equipped to deal with the ongoing challenges of school, work, family, and relentless peer pressure. First of all, it’s not all their fault. Our society encourages boys to repress their emotions—both positive and negative. Teen boys may have been told to “suck it up,” or “just be a man.” But burying emotions can make it extremely difficult to express themselves, to be heard, and feel like their needs are being met. The result is a frustration that builds and boils over into anger. The good news is there’s an easy-to-learn method for managing their anger and expressing their emotions in a healthy way.
Written by an expert in anger with decades of experience working with teens, this book provides teen boys with the tools needed for effective anger management, as well as essential skills for getting in touch with and communicating thoughts and feelings. They will learn to understand the emotions that trigger anger, build up their emotional vocabulary to better express their feelings, and focus on the positive. They will also discover anger-reduction techniques to stay cool when anger intensifies, so they can put out the fire and get to a place of calm.
This workbook is packed with tips and tricks to help teen boys:
- Replace unhelpful anger with clear communication
- Break the habit of catastrophizing and personalizing
- Reduce the overwhelming physiological response of anger
- Channel the positive power of anger
“I am thrilled to have another valuable resource like Thomas Harbin’s Beyond Anger, now for teen boys. Harbin reaches out to teens about understanding their anger. He offers them concrete activities that will engage their attention and help them with their exaggerated emotions and distorted thinking. This book is an important tool to use in therapy, or for those who refuse to go.”
—Rhoda Mills Sommer, LCSW, ACSW, in private practice for forty years, podcaster for What Healthy Couples Know that You Don’t, and author of Dancing with Your Lizard Brain
“This book goes far deeper than coping skills, and examines the roots of anger, guiding teens toward insight and self-acceptance.”
—Mark Purcell, PsyD, clinical psychologist; professor of psychology at Cal State East Bay; and coauthor of Mindfulness for Teen Anger and Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect
“Thomas Harbin is skilled at helping adolescent boys understand the emotion of anger and how it may be impacting their overall well-being. More importantly, Harbin teaches youth healthy and practical ways to channel their anger by offering developmentally appropriate activities packed full of useful coping tools. The Anger Management Workbook for Teen Boys is a must-have book for adolescent boys, parents, educators, and therapists.”
—Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, clinical mental health counselor, assistant professor, and author of The Anger Workbook for Teens
“In The Anger Management Workbook for Teen Boys, Thomas Harbin has created a comprehensive and practical guide for processing adolescent anger in constructive ways. Anger is a huge challenge for so many teenagers. This book explains the purpose and impact of anger while supplying concrete tools to promote emotional regulation. I will be recommending this book to my clients so they can better understand themselves, cultivate healthier relationships, and build a happier life.”
—Aaron Karmin, LCPC, author of Anger Management Workbook for Men and Instant Anger Management