Anger Diary Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Anger Diary Worksheet

Anger can be difficult to manage. People who suffer from anger management issues often struggle to cope with their anger in a healthy way. They may engage in unhealthy behaviors, like lashing out at others, or taking it out on themselves.

It is important to have healthy anger management skills. Without proper anger management skills, a person cannot learn how to cope with their feelings, or even really understand how they are affecting them. That is why it is important to reflect on anger, and learn how to understand it from within.

About This Worksheet

This is the Anger Diary worksheet. On this worksheet, a client is given space to process their anger. The worksheet asks the client to reflect on their anger, and try to understand where the anger is coming from. The goal is to help the client understand the feelings that are causing the anger, so they can better manage their behavior.

This worksheet is great for adolescents and adults. It is designed to serve as a homework assignment for clients. It can be used in individual and group therapy sessions.

Instructions

When working with a client who has anger management issues, it is important to explain how their anger is negatively affecting their life. Have a conversation with the client about their anger, and the reasons they have for wanting to learn how to control their anger.

Review the instructions with the client. Explain how processing their anger before reacting can elicit better results. Provide at least one copy of the worksheet to the client to complete as a homework assignment until the following session. During the next session, review the results with the client and reflect on how processing their anger helped them learn how to understand and manage it. Ask the clients if they saw any behavioral changes in themselves after taking the time to process their anger.

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