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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (5 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849011311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849011310
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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Cognitive behavioral techniques are, in my opinion, the most effective form of psychological therapy for emotional disorders (Dr James Le Fanu)

The Overcoming series [is] central to any cognitive behavioral therapist's library. (CBT Today)

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An invaluable self-help guide to managing a widespread behavioural problem

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By David A on 27 Sept. 2011
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Do you have those moments when paragraph after paragraph all make sense, the fog clears and an explanation to your woes is laid before you. This book provided that for me and I would be surprised if any reader didn't have a similar experience.

Highly recommended.
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166 of 172 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 July 2001
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This book has certainly helped me to get less angry less often. With the help of real-life case studies, the author describes what happens when you get angry, why you may be angered by something that doesn't anger somebody else, and the difference between anger and irritability. In the second part you get a chance to put the theories into practice by keeping an anger diary and then analysing the incidents according to the trigger that makes you angry, the appraisal you make of the situation, and the beliefs behind the appraisal. After working through the case-study examples as if advising the people in them how to look at the situation differently, you get to do the same on your own incidents, which I found an enlightening, and sometimes painful, experience. I now find I get less angry if a similar incident occurs. I would thoroughly recommend this book.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Maru on 22 April 2011
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I loved this book and it did wonders for me. The examples are very simple and the same ones througout but with increasing layers as we progress through the book. It is vey easy to read as well. Very nice, I totally recommend it!
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By M. Carter on 8 April 2010
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I've had a latent anger problem for years and have tried other books, most notably 'Beyond Anger: A Guide For Men'. Where I think that book failed (for me) and 'Overcoming Anger and Irritability' succeeds, is in its thoroughly systematic approach. The first half of the book methodically breaks down anger into a series of stages, beginning with a trigger event. Following that comes an appraisal of the trigger, which, depending on the appraisee, can lead to anger. There are other factors affecting the appraisal: inhibitions, beliefs and mood.

I personally found this approach very helpful in developing a strategy for coping with, managing and even preventing my anger erupting in the first place. The book is full of exercises that anyone can do, such as keeping a diary. I strongly recommend that you follow the exercises and be as methodical as you can in your battle with your anger. Honestly, if this book can help me with my considerable anger, it should benefit many people.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reddit on 26 Feb. 2014
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Fairly insightful and easy to listen to. Reasonably enjoyable and thankfully free of jargon. However I found it just a little too short. I feel there could have been more. It's a bit like saying, "To clean your car, use a sponge and water." Whilst true, there's more to it than that and you can't help but feel you haven't been told enough to help you get the job done properly. Will it make a difference to my life? For a day or two... but there's nothing life-changing here.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jes on 8 Sept. 2011
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I bought this book after recently realising my anger has spiralled from normal 'harmless' arguements to full blown, out of control nastiness, always blaming someone else and refusung to back down. All this was doing was making my life and unhappy one, for others in my life too. After a (not literal) slap in the fact I recognised this is not who I want to be so ordered this book. I am really beginning to understand about my anger, and the ways I can teach myself to change my behaviour so I do not have an unchangeable flaw. Since reading half of this (in a few hours) I felt so much more positive about how this will benefit my life and that I can change this about myself. I would recommend this to anyone, in fact a friend has asked to borrow this after I have finished.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Thing on 29 May 2008
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I found this an excellent source of information on anger and how to deal with it. As a trainee counsellor who is already working with clients I have used it as a framework for discussing anger problems and found the advice on how to re-appraise our habitual reactions to anger "triggers" was especially useful. I also liked the "leaky bucket" analogy, i.e. that if we don't keep topping up the bucket, the anger drains away. I would recommend the book to counsellors and self-helpers as it is very easy to read and follow. I do think the CBT approach is valuable for learning to manage what I would call "everyday" anger, but I think that there are people with "deep-seated" anger relating to wounds from their past who would need a different approach.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr David M Collier on 18 April 2015
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As many other reviews have stated the author manages to break down the process whereby we become angry and respond in ways that damage ourselves, thus helping us to pinpoint the stages at which we can stop it in its tracks. He systematically explains a model which considers the triggering event, the way in which we appraise or judge it, the common errors in judgement (catastrophising, generalising, etc), the anger itself (or naked irritability), our inhibitions (moral or practical), all of which are affected by our beliefs (this is the really interesting bit for me as it has roots in cognitive behavioural therapy) and our mood. It's the beliefs analysis and mood parts of this book that I found most interesting...I am learning to see events from a different perspective by examining my basic beliefs (some of which are self-limiting and harmful), and I am driving out some of the mood-hoovering factors that pre-dispose me to explosive fits of anger (reducing stressors, getting more exercise, consuming less alcohol, getting more sleep, making more time for a social life etc). All this might seem obvious and simplistic, but what this book has done for me is explain ALL the factors that contribute towards anger and irritability in a holistic way, with "aha!" moments in each and every chapter. Thank you to the author. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone stuck in a rut with anger, remember the only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth - this book can help you rise out of the rut.
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