"The Healthy Expressions of Anger" An Anger Education workbook - by Mike Speakman, LISAC
Only a small percentage of people need Anger Management Training, but virtually everyone could benefit from Anger Education. That’s because everyone at times gets angry, frustrated, upset, disappointed etc. Or, may have to deal with someone who does experience those feelings in a problematic way. 2 Minute Video on Anger. 2 Minute Video on Anger Management.
About the author: Mike has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since the age of two. He’s married with 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren and in recovery from alcoholism and other addictions since 1978. He is a licensed substance abuse counselor, and a Recovery Life-Coach helping the addicted population, and their families, both in his private practice and in Rehab Facilities since 1988.
How this Workbook came to be: There is much anger in the addiction lifestyle. As one author put it, "Anger empowers addiction." While working at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Phoenix, Mike developed an effective anger management program for the inpatient clients. He felt families could benefit from a scaled-down version, so he developed a self-study workbook called: “The Healthy Expressions of Anger”.
What the Book is about: Not everyone needs Anger Management, but most people could benefit from “Anger Education.” It's not about eliminating anger. It's about learning how to use anger’s energy in healthy ways rather than harmful ways. The purpose of the book is education, so that anger’s energy can be “tamed” and used to accomplish positive goals. The same dynamite that can be used to destroy a church, can also be used to build a road instead.
How it’s Structured: The 88-page workbook has 8 chapters. People can choose to complete the book by four different methods. 1) Simply read the book. 2) Read the book and complete the educational exercises. 3) Read the book and complete the exercises along with a “study partner”, to complete the workbook with you (there are two of each exercise in the book for that purpose). 4) Complete the workbook in a six-session group training.
What it provides: The workbook identifies 3 main causes of anger: Day to day frustrations, on-going conflicts, and stored up resentments. Practical tools and strategies are provided to help resolve all three.
Why now? Mike wrote this workbook believing that anger problems in our society are increasing at a more rapid and destructive rate. People need to understand their anger better, realize they cannot eliminate it, but with new knowledge and practical tools, gain a level of control over it. Then, their anger can used in more healthy ways.
For more information, go to www.speakmancoaching.com or call Mike at: 602-284-1411