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Anger Warning Signs
Anger Warning Signs
This worksheet is intended to be used in the beginning anger management treatment to help educate clients about their physical and behavioral responses to anger. We recommend taking time helping the client identify their earliest warning signs of anger that might be less obvious and more difficult to recognize.

Worksheet copy reads: "Sometimes anger can affect what you say or do before you even recognize the feeling. This is especially true if you feel angry all the time. You may become so used to the feeling of anger that you don't notice it, sort of like how you can hear the sound of an air condition or the humming of a refrigerator but block it from your mind. Even if you aren't thinking about your feelings, they influence how you behave. The first step to managing anger is learning to recognize your personal warning signs that tell you how you feel."
Relaxation Techniques
Relaxation Techniques
Educate clients about the use of deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and imagery for relaxation. This printout gives a brief description of the fight-or-flight response and step-by-step instructions on how to use each relaxation technique.
Daily Mood Chart
Daily Mood Chart
Use this worksheet with CBT by asking clients to keep notes of the situations and thoughts that coincide with their feelings. Other ideas include tracking emotional triggers for substance use or the ups and downs of bipolar disorder.
Related tools: Weekly Mood Chart
Weekly Mood Chart
Weekly Mood Chart
Encourage clients to learn how their moods change over the course of a week. Because this worksheet spans an entire week, use it to look for larger patterns in mood changes. Try our daily mood chart for more precise recordings.
Related tools: Daily Mood Chart
Anger Management Skills
Anger Management Skills
Anger management techniques included in this worksheet include learning to recognize anger, taking a timeout, deep breathing, exercise, expressing anger, thinking of consequences, and visualization. Use this worksheet to help teach clients new techniques, or as a reference they can use to remind themselves of skills they have learned in therapy sessions.
The Cycle of Anger
The Cycle of Anger
This diagram can help clients visualize how anger begins and how it is maintained.
Anger Diary
Anger Diary
Before controlling and reducing anger, it can be helpful for clients to better understand their own emotions. Clients can use this worksheet to record their experiences with anger and practice identifying triggers, related thoughts, and behaviors.
Introduction to Anger Management
Introduction to Anger Management
Teach clients about the basics of anger management. This worksheet defines anger and allows clients to briefly explore their personal anger expression, triggers, and consequences.
Related tools: The Cycle of Anger
Anger Thermometer
Anger Thermometer
Clients identify situations in which they have been angry and then rank the severity on a scale from 1 to 10. Clients can be asked to then identify the associated triggers, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or consequences.