Here is a brief definition of anger management. In the big picture of things, depression and anger each cause the other as well as result from each other. Breaking this vicious cycle often means that depression has to be treated before out-of-control anger can be tamed. However, anger often creates social disappointments and frustrations that contribute to depression. Therefore, sometimes anger has to be tamed in order to tame the depression. I’m posting this video now in order to lay some groundwork for later discussing anger management worksheets and how to use them.
In this video I focus on anger management as regulating our physical states (think: adrenalin rush). But anger management has a lot to do with what we nudge ourselves to think about. This process of working with our thoughts in order to manage our emotions is what cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is all about. Anger management worksheets are tools to help us to think clearly about what we are thinking about so that we change our thoughts. Anger management worksheets also assume a basic understanding of anger management as presented in this video: