Anger Control

Help teens gain control over their emotions with our anger management resources. These therapy worksheets can be done in or out of session, giving teens the tools they need to have appropriate reactions to the world around them. All of the worksheets, handouts, stories and anger control techniques on our website are written and developed by professional therapists. Download the resources that you need from us today! Be sure to check out our anger control resources for kids and adults, too.

Thinking About Your Emotional Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their emotional strengths and how they can bring these strengths to their current problems. It contains a list of strengths for clients to rate, as well as questions about how significant others perceive the person’s emotional strengths. (0415, ACT, DBT)

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Lighten Up — This activity helps people see alternatives to getting angry or being upset. (anger control, 0614)

Comparing Points of View — This worksheet is designed to help people see that others may have a different point of view when they are upset. (anger issues, communication, relationships, 0614)

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Walk Through the Forest Guided Imagery (Audio) — This guided imagery audio can be used to teach relaxation skills as a way to cope with anxiety, depression, physical problems, emotional volatility, and stress related disorders. Running time: 8.5 minutes.

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M and M Feelings Game — This fun game makes it easy to get people to talk about their feelings. A blank version of the game is included to write in your own questions/statements (emotions, emotional intelligence, communication, 0919)

Emotions Card Game — The Emotions Card Game is designed to help teach a variety of skills to children and teens related to awareness of emotions and problem-solving. The cards are intended to be used in a flexible manner. The instructions describe four different games than can be played. 27 pages (1118, emotional intelligence)

The Cool Down Game — This game teaches kids to “cool down” when they are angry so that they can talk about what is bothering them and then think of ways to prevent problems from recurring. (anger control, behavior problems, ADHD, classroom problems, 0518)

Show Your Feelings Role Play Games — Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings.

bullet Handouts
Motivational Bookmarks — These bookmarks can be used to remind clients about the importance of self-encouragement. PDF

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Caring-Emotional Intelligence Mini-Poster — This mini-poster reminds us about the importance of showing that you care. PDF (0316, emotional intelligence, caring)

Kindness - Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. (0715)

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Identifying Anger in Your Body — This worksheet is designed to help people understand how anger shows in their bodies and gives them suggestions on how they can cope with difficult feelings. (0921, anger control, emotional regulation)

Tarjetas para Efectuar Cambios Positivos — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Spanish Version. (Spanish, 0221, negative thinking)

Are You Difficult to Get Along With? — This worksheet teaches people the GIVE technique: be gentle; show interest/ validate, use an easy manner. It encourages people to use aspects of this technique in difficult interactions (interpersonal effectiveness, DBT, borderline personality, narcissistic personality, social skills)

Using Your Senses to Feel Grounded — This worksheet is designed to help people deal with overwhelming emotions, depersonalization, and derealization. It directs people to pay attention to sensory input as a way of becoming grounded and feeling in control. (Bipolar Disorder, grounding, emotional regulation, DBT, 1119)

Pausing During a Distressing Situation: The REST Technique — This worksheet helps people deal with overwhelming emotions by using the REST technique (relax, evaluate, set an intention, take action). It is designed to help people regain control over their emotions. (DBT, emotional regulation, 1119)

The Value of Helping Others (Teen) — This worksheet is designed to help teens see the importance of empathetic acts. (behavior issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, empathy, 0719)

Making Simple Requests — This worksheet is designed to help people get more of what they need learning how to make appropriate simple requests. This a DBT technique intended to help people develop their personal effectiveness. (DBT, assertiveness, 0419)

Treat Yourself Like a Good Friend — This worksheet is designed to help people understand the importance of self-compassion and to treat themselves as they would a good friend. (depression, anxiety, addiction, prevention, 032719)

Using Opposite Action to Deal with Difficult Emotions — This worksheet is designed to teach people the DBT skill of “opposite action” where you practice the opposite behavior that you would normally use when dealing with powerful emotions. (emotional regulation, 0119)

Commit to Change — This worksheet asks people to explore making positive changes in their lives by pledging to actively work toward their goals. People are asked to create a commitment statement using provided prompts, and then add statements that reflect their own unique needs. They then turn these statements into a commitment pledge. (goal-setting, self improvement, 0518)

Anticipating Difficult Holiday Interactions — This worksheet is designed to help people deal with difficult interactions during a holiday event. The worksheet asks the user to think about what kind of difficult interactions are likely to occur and consider positive ways to respond. (holiday stress, communication, difficult people, 1116)

How Diet Affects Your Mood — Diet, stress, and mood are all intertwined, so it’s important to consider what you’re putting in your body, not only for your physical health but also for your emotional wellbeing. This worksheet helps people record their daily food intake along with their moods. (anxiety, nutrition, wellness, 1016)

The Costs and Benefits of Your Problem Behaviors — This worksheet is designed to help people develop insight into their problem behaviors, including the positive as well as the negative consequences. The worksheet is intended to help people step back from just judging themselves negatively and to see how their problem behaviors play a functional role in their daily lives. This worksheet can be used in writing a CBT oriented treatment plan. (CBT, DBT)

Learning to Accept Reality — Learning to accept reality is an important part of living in the present. Distorting reality can lead to depression, anxiety, disappointment in your relationships and more. This worksheet has three parts to help people understand how they distort memories from their past, events in the present, and thoughts about their future. (DBT, CBT, Thought-Changing, 0916)

Brainstorming Solutions To Your Problems — This brainstorming technique asks people to identify a specific problem and then come up with 10 uncensored solutions while they complete a mindful "coloring activity." (problem-solving, solution-oriented therapy, mindfulness, 0116)

How Do Others See You? — The first part of this worksheet asks people to answer questions about themselves and then a second part can be used to ask the same questions to others. The worksheet is intended to help people see if their perception of themselves is very different than how others see them (self-perception, 1215)

Resolving Conflicts and Anger — This worksheet can help people think about others who make them angry and positive things that can be done to deal with these feelings.

Create a Positive Self-Portrait — This simple art therapy technique can help people focus on their positive qualities and how these qualities are visible to others. (art therapy, 0815).

Take a Break — This worksheet encourages people to take a day off from their stress and dedicate that one day to relaxing. (stress management, quick, solution- focused)

What Are Your Positive Psychological Skills? — This worksheet is designed to help people see their positive psychological skills and apply them to their current mental health issues. (0815, Solution-Focused)

Do Something Different — This simple behavior assignment can help people who feel they are stuck in unhealthy patterns. (0815, quick assignment, behavior change)

Scribble Your Feelings — This simple assignment can help people get in touch with their feelings. (0815, art therapy)

Understanding Your Emotions When You Are Upset — This worksheet is designed to help people understand their emotions when they are upset and learn positive coping techniques to handle difficult emotions. (0715)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Think Before You Act — This form can be used to give people a visual reminder to stop and think before they act. This is particularly helpful for kids and teens, but is a useful technique for adults too. (0315)

Creating an Emotional Emergency Kit — Some people are prone to becoming overwhelmed by their emotions. Usually caused by specific triggers, their intolerable level of emotions may then lead to symptoms, such as panic, alcohol or substance abuse, self-injury, or depression. This worksheet is designed to help people develop a set of positive coping techniques that can help them tolerate difficult emotions and refrain from self-defeating behaviors. (addiction, self-injury, impulsivity, prevention, 0315)

Giving Up Judging People Negatively — Rooted in the work of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this worksheet is designed to help clients let go of their style of negatively judging others, and to help them understand the negative effects of these thoughts and their associated behavior. (DBT, judgment, 0215)

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief — This worksheet describes the four basic steps of relaxing through deep breathing. The worksheet links to a 13-minute exercise for clients to practice deep breathing, led by Dr. Lillian Cheung, of the Harvard School of Public Health. (mindfulness, breathing exercise, audios, stress management, 1114)

Accepting Unpleasant Experiences — This worksheet, derived from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), is designed to help people accept unpleasant internal experiences, and not use them as an excuse to avoid life-affirming situations. (1114)

If the Problem Were a TV Show — This worksheet is a Narrative Therapy technique which can be used to help clients get more perspective on their presenting problem and see that they have the power to change their “life story." (narrative, therapy, problem-solving, 1114)

The Tree of LIfe — This exercise is designed to help clients communicate positive aspects about their lives. The technique is derived from Narrative Therapy. (1114)

Learning To Self-Soothe — This worksheet is designed to help individuals learn emotional regulation skills. The worksheet asks people to identify activities they can do to calm their emotions and then rate the success of each technique. (DBT, emotion regulation, 0614)

Practicing Assertive Communication — This worksheet helps clients to identify a conflict, describe it in nonjudgmental terms, explain how the other person's behavior has affected them, and ask for a specific response.

How Do You Deal With Conflicts? — This short questionnaire gives clients the opportunity to identify their behaviors and attitudes as assertive, aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive, and provides some information about conflict strategies. (conflict management, communication)

What Triggers Your Explosive Behaviors? — This worksheet is designed to help individuals keep a log of their strong emotions and the events that precede angry feelings and explosive outbursts. (anger issues)

Ways to Control Your Meltdowns — This checklist is designed to be a daily reminder of the most appropriate ways that a person can reduce stress and the build-up of strong emotions. PDF

Are You Explosive At School? — This form has been designed to help teens recognize the degree to which their sudden anger or other strong emotion will affect them at school and what the consequences may be to this type of behavior. (Form Type: PDF)

Thinking About Others When You Have A Problem — This worksheet is designed to help individuals see the value of helping others in modifying their emotions.

Identifying Emotional Abuse — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotional abuse in their own behavior or the behavior of others. (emotional abuse, relationships)

How to Take a Time Out When Arguing — This worksheet is designed to help people know when arguing is unproductive and they need to take a time-out. (conflict management, relationships, problem-solving)

Identifying Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people identify a support system of individuals they can contact in times of emotional distress. (support system, social networks, depression, stress management)

Making Positive Statements About Yourself — This worksheet encourages people to make positive statements about themselves.

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger.

Emotions Below the Tip of The Iceberg — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotions they hide from others. (emotional intelligence, feelings, relationships, 0214)

The Anger Volcano — This worksheet is designed to help people see the feelings and events that can lead up to an "explosion" of anger.

Anger & Gender — This worksheet is designed to help people see the role of gender in expressing anger. (anger, gender issues, 0214)

Asking For and Giving Forgiveness — This worksheet helps people think about the importance of forgiveness in their relationships. (forgiveness, 0314)

Personal Meaning and Direction — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their values and goals.

Ways to Control Anger — This worksheet helps clients keep track of their progress on learning anger control techniques.

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

Choosing Positive Thinking — This worksheet is designed to help teens develop a positive thinking style. (positive psychology, 0614)

Letting Go of Anger — This worksheet helps people see how their anger might be detrimental in their lives. (anger issues, 0214)

Communicating Without Anger — This worksheet asks people to rate themselves on how well they use 9 basic communication skills. (anger issues, communication skills, 0614)

Rules for Better Communication — This worksheet will help people develop better rules for communicating.

How Inflexible Are You? — This worksheet will help people identify attitudes they have that are inflexible and acknowledge there are other ways to act. (resilience, flexibility)

Teaching Patience — This difficult maze will test a child's patience. Use it to observe a child's reaction to frustration and teach new coping skills.

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