Synopses & Reviews
The Anger Control Workbook offers a new and highly effective approach to anger control that gives you the tools you need to manage anger in your day-to-day life. You’ll get a deeper understanding of how anger affects all areas of your life—both physically and emotionally—and within a few weeks feel the benefits of controlling destructive anger. This workbook shows you how to practice new coping behaviors that allow you to gain control in anger-stimulating situations. Throughout, the techniques are streamlined and presented in a clear, step-by-step format, including numerous exercises and worksheets. It’s arranged to make it as easy as possible to put together a program tailored to your own personal obstacles and triggers.
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
This mind-body workbook for anger sets the standard for the treatment the entire spectrum of anger management issues, including court mandated treatment for domestic violence offenders. Mind-body bridging is a set of powerful techniques that will help one to rest the system in ones brain (the I-System) that is responsible for unmanaged anger. I have been in practice twenty years and have found that the tools in this workbook are far superior, better accepted, and more quickly effective than any that I have used with court-ordered domestic violence offenders. Long-term follow-up of recidivism showed rates of only eight percent. Further, I have used and continue to use mind-body bridging in my own life with transformational results.”
Kevin Webb, MSW, LCSW, clinical consultant and therapist, Utah Division of Child and Family Services
Stan and Carolyn have done it again. Mind-Body Workbook for Anger
is a user-friendly, easy-to-apply solution to the problem of anger management. In my long career in treating domestic violence offenders, no other method or technique can compare with it. This book should be on top of the list for both therapists and clients.”
Jules Shuzen Harris, EdD, author of Anger: It Has Something to Teach Us: Can We Listen
As a psychotherapist, I have been actively involved with domestic violence coalitions and treatment agencies. Anger-management treatment programs based on this Mind-Body Workbook for Anger
dramatically reduce dropout rates and recidivism in comparison with conventional treatment methods. In fact, with the favorable results of a large randomized control trial awaiting publication, mind-body bridging is en route to becoming the first evidenced-based treatment and best practice for domestic violence offenders.”
Isaac Phillips, MSW, LCSW, executive director of Equinox Counseling Services; co-chair of the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition; and member of the Utah Council for Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment
Research I conducted with domestic violence offenders using mind-body bridging as an intervention found the offenders experienced less stress; gained greater access to problem-solving abilities; and improved their relationships with partners, children, and co-workers. The mind-body bridging approach helped these at-risk individuals avoid reoffending largely by sharpening ability to recognize internal triggers. In my experience, the mind-body bridging techniques used in the Mind-Body Workbook for Anger
are successful because they are practical, straightforward, and allow individuals to see results immediately.”
Elisa Audo, PhD, author The Experience of Mind-Body Bridging as a Treatment for Offenders of Domestic Violence, doctoral dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2012, San Francisco, CA
The Anger Control Workbook “…carefully and clearly shows how feelings of anger rip up people’s guts, destroy their relationships, and have many other disadvantages…Indicates how readers can constructively work—and keep working—to minimize anger and rage…Includes many exceptionally useful and practical self-help techniques and exercises. A fine workbook!”
—Albert Ellis, Ph.D., President, Albert Ellis Instistute, New York, and author, A Guide to Rational Living
“In The Anger Control Workbook, the reader learns by showing and telling…by rehearsing, trying out, and modifying. Delightfully, it addresses issues sometimes overlooked in self-help material…why anger is hard to give up and reasons why change may be difficult. McKay and Rogers provide a clear, concise, highly readable and user-friendly book on personal anger reduction. A good book to become a scuffed-up friend in the continued efforts at anger reduction.”
—Jerry Deffenbacher, Ph.D., Anger Researcher, professor, Dept. of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
“…anyone reading this book and working the exercises will certainly develop the skills with which they can really control their anger and live happier lives. A job well done that helps people cope with the frustrations of day to day life.”
—Dr. Ronald T. Potter-Efron, Ph.D., author, Letting Go of Anger, Angry All the Time, and Working Anger
"While on active duty at the Bamberg US Army Base in Germany, I saw hundreds of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat and operational stress reaction (COSR). In my professional opinion, the mind-body bridging technique featured in Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD is the single most effective method for the treatment PTSD and COSR."
—Major Philip Davis, PhD, US Army Reserve
"Without the mind-body bridging tools in Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, I would be dead. Not only has it saved my life, but made it better than it was before I was deployed."
—Sergeant First Class Kip Day, Utah National Guard and combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
"Drawing upon recent advances in the field of trauma recovery, the authors have created a unique holistic approach to helping trauma survivors. Their step-by-step method of helping readers better understand and cope with the all-important mind-body connection and its relationship to the low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, sleeping difficulties, and other common emotional, physical, social, and mental aftereffects of trauma, is truly brilliant."
—Aphrodite Matsakis, PhD, author of I Can’t Get Over It, Trust After Trauma, and eight other books on trauma
"This scientifically sound and comprehensive Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD has broken new ground by offering highly effective strategies for mental health treatment. In my twenty years of clinical experience working with complex PTSD and other mental disorders, I have found mind-body bridging, the method taught in this self-help book, to be the most tolerated and effective treatment approach among other evidence-based models, including cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, prolonged exposure, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Results have been impressive compared to the evidence-based treatments used in my practice. This workbook is compelling and instructive in its ability to help clients develop sufficient resources for sustainable self-healing and empowerment. I have been using mind-body bridging for the past three years in individual and group treatments. I have treated over 100 clients using mind-body bridging and have had no clients terminate treatment."
—Lois Waldron, LCSW, Springfield, MA
Physician Stanley Block and Carolyn Bryant Block present Mind-Body Workbook for Anger, their third workbook utilizing the mind-body bridging modality. Proven-effective in both clinical and research settings, the easy-to-use self-help exercises in this book teach readers how to stop identifying with angry thoughts and feelings, while allowing their bodies to relax and let go of unconscious tension. In this natural resting state, body and mind are both able to naturally heal and let go of habitual anger issues.
Do you have trouble controlling your anger? Have you lost friends, loved ones, or even found yourself in trouble with the law because you regularly lose your temper? If you have tried regular anger management therapy but havent been able to make any real, lasting changes in how you deal with your emotions, you should know that there are other treatment options available that can help.
With the Mind-Body Workbook for Anger, physician Stanley Block and Carolyn Bryant Block present their third workbook utilizing the innovative and successful mind-body bridging therapy. Proven-effective in both clinical and research settings, the easy-to-use self-help exercises in this book will teach you to stop identifying with angry thoughts and feelings, while allowing your body to relax and let go of unconscious tension. In this natural resting state, body and mind are both able to naturally heal and let go of habitual anger issues.
If you are looking for something new, beyond typical anger management classes, to help get your emotions under control, this book will give you the skills you need to make lasting change. To find out more about mind-body bridging, visit bridgingforlife.com
Written by two well-regarded experts in the field, The Anger Control Workbook introduces a new and radically simplified approach to anger control. Step-by-step exercises aid readers in identifying, understanding, responding to, and ultimately coping with their hostile feelings. 50 worksheets.
The Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD is a ten-week program for healing from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is based in mind-body bridging, a therapeutic method that includes techniques from mindfulness and mind-body medicine.
It may not seem possible at first, but you can make a full recovery after trauma
Many traumatic experiences naturally heal with time and become part of your past, like old scars. But when you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumas flare up in your life again and again, causing stress and making it difficult to focus on the here and now. Months and even years may pass, but the memories don't fade and let you move on.
A clinically proven therapeutic method called mind-body bridging can help you to finally heal and recover from these difficult experiences. Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD is a straightforward, self-guided mind-body bridging program that you can complete in ten weeks. You'll use your body to settle your mind, develop the skills you need to recover from PTSD, and start to feel connected, confident, and in charge of your life.
- Stop feeling detached and numb and start feeling alive again
- Notice the tension in your body and experience it melting away
- Reduce flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, and restlessness
- Keep track of your progress as you move toward making a full recovery
About the Author
Stanley H. Block, MD
, is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is a consultant on the medical staff at US Army and Veterans Administration Hospitals. He lectures and consults with treatment centers worldwide and is coauthor of Mind-Body Workbook for Stress, Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD,
and Come to Your Senses
. He and his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block, live in Copalis Beach, WA. Find out more about his work online at mindbodybridging.com.
Carolyn Bryant Block is coauthor of Bridging the I-System, Come to Your Senses, Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, and Mind-Body Workbook for Stress. She is also the co-developer of mind-body bridging and identity system (I-System) theory and techniques.
Andrea A. Peters is an educator certified in mind-body bridging. She guided the organizational development of mind-body bridging material.
Foreword writer Derrik R. Tollefson, PhD, is associate professor and coordinator of the MSW program at Utah State University. He teaches courses on family violence and frequently provides training on this topic.