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Therapy worksheets related to Anger for all demographics

Fair Fighting Rules
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Fair Fighting Rules worksheet
If you're working with a couple (or family, or individual) who has toxic arguments, help them understand and practice fair fighting rules. Give them a copy of this printout to keep at home so they can be reminded of the rules at home when they need them the most. The first three rules read: Before you begin, ask yourself why you feel upset...
Anger Warning Signs
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Anger Warning Signs worksheet
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...
Relaxation Techniques
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Relaxation Techniques worksheet
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
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Daily Mood Chart worksheet
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.
Weekly Mood Chart
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Weekly Mood Chart worksheet
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.
Anger Management Skills
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Anger Management Skills worksheet
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
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The Cycle of Anger worksheet
This diagram can help clients visualize how anger begins and how it is maintained.
Anger Diary
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Anger Diary worksheet
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
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Introduction to Anger Management worksheet
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.
Anger Thermometer
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Anger Thermometer worksheet
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.