Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted This fully updated and revised edition of William Davies bestselling title is for anyone struggling to control their rage and regretting inappropriate reactionsIt explains clearly what provokes anger and what we can do to prevent it Techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT offer a positive approach with long term goals in mind and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy going personOvercoming self help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical READING WELL This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome reading well

9 thoughts on “Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Self-help Guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (Overcoming Books)

  1. Customer Customer says:

    I m absolutely livid that I didn t buy this book earlier

  2. dog dog says:

    Simply and unpretentiously written, but helped change my life 3Would advise to anybody who has trouble biting their tongue

  3. D, London D, London says:

    I found this book very helpful, and expect to dip back into it now and then By going through the different stages of why and how you can respond inappropriately, the book provides you with several different opportunities to break the causal link and take control Especially the wrongful thinking part is something I may research further.

  4. James James says:

    Reading this book was counter productive It makes you think about situations that have made you angry I did and it made me regret not acting on my anger in some situations.As other reviews have said it is very repetitive, using the same few apocryphal examples over and over again adding one further observation each time It also seems to assume the reader has limited mental capacity.

  5. Mr. E. M. Jackson Mr. E. M. Jackson says:

    The book was exactly what I needed clearly written, relatively simple and encouraging I am already feeling the benefits from having read it once and will be revisiting it over the next few months as I try to build on what has been a good start on sorting out some of my issues It now feels like a positive project of self improvement rather than just a negative analysis of past failures and yet another guilt trip Thankyou Dr Williams

  6. Customer Customer says:

    All my life, I have been easily irritable and agitated But, since reading this I have learned to control my anger and irritability But, with change it takes time and somewhat maturity, acceptance and honesty.

  7. Review Review says:

    Some parts of this book are brilliant and others are repetitive Maybe it s repetitive to make a point home I am glad I bought the book and will find it helpful, despite a problem I saw, at least to me.The biggest bummer to me is that lots of the book seem sort of misogynistic For example one patient is complemented for not wanting to hit his wife for laughing and having fun with other men It s kind of sickening to see this and other attitudes in a book in 2019 Maybe because the author worked in a prison, he is used to dealing with violent misogynists However, there was such an an underlying bias against women women were tactless instigators but men were allowed such a lower threshold for behavior I hope no female teenagers read this book, I hope they are trained to have respect for their human right of autonomy.

  8. evey evey says:

    This book has really changed my life It provides tools to see things clearly during the moment of anger s blindness or irritability alike Thank you so much, i am practicing all the exercises and i cannot believe i could have stopped so many unpleasant situations so many years before if only i had read this.

  9. Warsteiner Warsteiner says:

    I am always wary of self help books as they can sometimes be a bit wishy washy especially if the author is from the US however this provided some really useful information It provides information on techniques you can use either alone or with a friend to help resolve anger issues as well as helping to notice when you are about to get angry and what you can do to stop the anger from boiling overThere are quite a few different examples of cases that are discussed as well as how these can be resolved and the author allows you to see how these examples can relate to everyday instances that can make you irritable if you aren t careful.I ve no doubt I will be referring back to certain chapters in the book in the future.