|One of the more popular programs in anger management is called
RETHINK, which stands for Recognizing anger; Empathizing with
the other person; Thinking about the situation; Hearing what
is said; Integrating respect and love; Noticing your body's
reactions; and Keeping your attention on the problem. Several
of these links will connect you to more information about
this model for anger management.
The RETHINK model may work when applied in face-to-face
relationships where anger emerges, but it appears to much
in situations where the trigger for the anger is uncooperative,
involves a circumstance that is not interpersonal (e.g.,
at yourself when you smash your finger with a hammer), or
the trigger is not present (e.g., an act of terrorism).
FireWorks is intended to provide a broader model of
anger management that uses the Principles and Skills format
created for Basic Parenting. These links were selected
for the information they provide. They do not emphasize a
commercial interest. Although I find them personally worthwhile,
their presence on this list should not
be interpreted as an endorsement of the ideas found on their
pages. You may or may not find them useful.
Anger and Aggression
Anger: Rethink (University of Missouri Extension)
Anger Before It Controls You (American Psychol. Assoc.)
Rid of Anger for a Healthy Life (University of Nebraska
Anger Effectively (Pennsylvania State University Extension)
of Anger Management
I would be happy to hear about any other links you might suggest.
Please do not bother to send links that are essentially a
sales pitch for a class or publication. Only substantive pages
will be considered.