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Anger Toolbox



Those who work in the addictions field know the importance of having their “tools” in one easily identifiable location. The Anger Toolbox combines three related tools (book, DVD and CD) in a specially designed case and you save money when you purchase the toolbox. Components of the Toolbox are: Anger Strategies Book A workbook composed of 42 sessions containing didactic information, reproducible handouts and audio CD. A sampling of the sessions included are: Anger’s Many Faces - Roles of Anger - Anger Line - Family Gift - Degrees of Anger - Distorted Thinking Styles - Beliefs That Fuel Anger - Respecting Others - Triggers - Outside Influences Substances & Anger - Relapse Connection - Hidden Feelings - Practicing Spirituality Healing & Recovery Tools - Moving On with New Skills Ideas and formats are presented for structured interventions. The use of handouts in the form of written exercises, checklists, sentence stems, structured dialogues and/or art activities is an integral part of this therapeutic technique. All handouts are designed for clinicians to reproduce and use without restriction as to copyright permission. Audio CDThe audio CD, Imageries, offers structured meditations for recovery and can be used in a group or individual setting. The disc contains four imageries:

  1. Relaxation Exercise
  2. Inner Child Affirmation
  3. Inner Source of Wisdom
  4. Letting Go and Receiving

Anger DVDIn time anger becomes self-hate; a buffer/mask against feelings; a defense against shame. The client momentarily feels righteously indignant, morally superior and a sense of power. For some, anger excitement is a way to get high. Others walk through life letting anger solve their problems – they do not know where the anger begins – it’s just there. As with other addictions, anger can be a build up of tolerance, loss of control, negative consequences and an inability to stop. Like the alcoholic, the anger junkie displays a Jekyll and Hyde personality. Calm and controlled one minute and out of control one second later. Anger has immediate and long-term consequences – loss of jobs, financial repercussions, broken relationships, personality deprivation, and for some, jail and prison. Beginning with an explanation of the various types and forms of anger, Claudia moves through the many faces of anger including:

  • Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • Blaming
  • Sarcasm/Caustic Remarks
  • Guerrila Humor
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Blind Rage
  • Anger with Authority
  • Depression
  • Retaliatory Anger
  • Isolation
  • Anger as an Excuse
  • Use of Medicators

The viewer is then guided through a recovery process offering simple steps designed to act as a self-help tool that can be used each day in recovery.