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The fun and easy way to get anger under control
These days, anger is all the rage: 80 percent of drivers have been involved in road rage incidents, 65 percent of office workers have experienced office rage, and the FAA reported a 400 percent increase in air rage incidents between 1997 and 2000. This friendly guide explains how to disengage from rage and deal with anger constructively. Written for people with anger problems and their loved ones, the book shows how to analyze anger triggers, helps people understand what they re feeling and what they re doing during angry outbursts, and explores the effects of anger on families, coworkers, and health. Packed with illuminating case histories, it details a host of practical, proven techniques for thwarting anger, dealing with angry feelings, and forgiving.
W. Doyle Gentry, PhD (Lynchburg, VA) is a distinguished Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Founding Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. His previous books include Anger-Free: Ten Basic Steps to Managing Your Anger (0-688-17587-2) and When Someone You Love Is Angry (0-425-19811-1).
If your anger, or that of a loved one, is out of control and threatening your life and livelihood, you need the calm, clear, and understanding help you’ll find in Anger Management For Dummies.
This concise and practical guidebook shares specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you identify the sources of your anger and release yourself from their grip. You’ll find out how to:
- Defuse your anger before it strikes
- Express your feelings calmly
- Respond rather than react
- Prevent anger incidents in the future
- Release healthy anger in a healthy way
- Confess your anger in a journal
- Use anger constructively
- Get beyond old anger through forgiveness
Complete with coverage of road rage, air rage, office rage, and dealing with angry children, Anger Management for Dummies gives you the tools you need to overcome your anger and live a happier, more productive life.
Packed with inspiring real-life stories and helpful exercises
Disengage from rage, find forgiveness, and lead an anger-free life
Is anger a problem for you or someone you love? This friendly guide offers a host of practical, proven techniques for understanding emotions, dealing with angry feelings constructively, and letting it go. You'll see how to deal with anger before it happens, thwart an angry outburst, keep your cool, and adopt a new, healthier perspective.
Discover how to
- Evaluate your anger level
- Identify anger triggers
- Prevent road and office rage
- Manage anger in relationships
- Handle anger from the past
- Help angry children
- Dan Gookin's For Dummies guides to Word have consistently led the pack, selling more than 1.7 million copies in previous editions
- The author's irreverent sense of humor and crystal-clear prose make getting up to speed on Word a snap
- Thoroughly updated to cover Word's new interface, new file format options, and new collaboration and connectivity features
- An essential resource for everyone who wants to hit the ground running with Word 2007 and make the most of all the new features
The word is "easy" with this friendly guide!
Take advantage of cool new file formats and cruise around Word's new interface
From bestselling author Dan Gookin, here are words to live by about the world's most popular word processing program — Word 2007. From starting things up (there's a good, better, and best way) to formatting your documents, dressing them up, and giving them style, here's everything you need to know to make sure your words get noticed!
Discover how to
- Use keyboard shortcuts
- Navigate with scrollbar buttons
- Undo and redo edits
- Format text, paragraphs, and pages
- Split windows on a single document
- Collaborate and review documents
About the Author
W. Doyle Gentry, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Institute for Anger-Free Living in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In Dr. Gentry’s four-decade career as a scientist-practitioner, he has authored over 100 publications, including eight books, and is a pioneer in the fields of health psychology, behavioral medicine, and anger management. He has previously served on the faculty of Duke University Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Gentry has conducted training seminars for lay and professional audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has also served as a consultant to major industry, where he specializes in conflict management, team building, and health promotion. Articles referring to Dr. Gentry’s work on anger regularly appear in a variety of contemporary magazines, and he is frequently interviewed on radio and television for insights into how to create and maintain an anger-free life. He is the author of two earlier self-help books on anger: ANGER-FREE: Ten Basic Steps to Managing Your Anger (Quill, 2000) and When Someone You Love Is Angry (Berkley, 2004).
Table of Contents
Part I: Hello, Word!
Chapter 1: Word Hokey-Pokey.
Chapter 2: Making Friends with the Keyboard.
Chapter 3: A Quick Guide to Word (For the Impatient).
Part II: Word Processing Basics.
Chapter 4: Moving Around a Document Hither, Thither, and Yon.
Chapter 5: Editing Text.
Chapter 6: Find and Replace.
Chapter 7: Text Blocks, Stumbling Blocks, Writer’s Blocks.
Chapter 8: Proofing Your Document (Spelling and Grammar).
Chapter 9: Documents and Files.
Chapter 10: The Printer, the Paper, the Document Maker.
Part III: Formatting.
Chapter 11: Formatting Text.
Chapter 12: Formatting Paragraphs.
Chapter 13: Setting Tabs.
Chapter 14: Formatting Pages.
Chapter 15: Formatting Documents.
Chapter 16: The Styles of Word.
Chapter 17: Themes and Templates.
Chapter 18: Misc. Formatting Stuff.
Part IV: Making Your Document All Fancy-Schmancy.
Chapter 19: Borders, Boxes, and Background Color.
Chapter 20: Turning the Tables.
Chapter 21: Carousing with Columns.
Chapter 22: I Love Lists.
Chapter 23: Going Graphical.
Chapter 24: Stick This in Your Document.
Part V: What Else Is Left?
Chapter 25: Multiple Documents, Multiple Windows, Multiple Formats, Multiple Madness.
Chapter 26: Other Ways of Viewing a Document.
Chapter 27: Working This Out Together.
Chapter 28: Merrily We Mail Merge.
Chapter 29: Labels of Love.
Chapter 30: Customizing Word.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 31: The Ten Commandments of Word.
Chapter 32: Ten Cool Tricks.
Chapter 33: Ten Odd Things.
Chapter 34: Ten Avuncular Suggestions.