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(p. 167) Anger Awareness 

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date: 13 October 2019

Anger is a normal human emotion and is not always bad or negative; it’s how you manage your anger (keep your cool) that matters.

The first step in learning to manage anger is to become more aware of what sets off your anger (e.g., at home, work, school).

Write your top 3 triggers for anger here:

The second step in managing your anger is to become more aware of your early warning signs that indicate you are starting to get angry. These warning signs could be feelings (e.g., frustrated, annoyed, insulted, fearful), physical reactions (e.g., heart racing, muscle tension, clenched jaw, headaches), behaviors (e.g., pacing, trouble sleeping), or thoughts about using alcohol/drugs. Write down a few signs that let you know you are starting to get angry (e.g., a 30–50 on the Anger Thermometer): ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________