Starving the Anger Gremlin
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- Ages: 12+
- Pages: 88
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781849052863
- Published: 2012
Meet the anger gremlin: a troublesome pest whose favorite meal is your anger, and the more he eats the angrier you get! There's only one way to stop him: starve him of angry feelings and behaviors, and make him disappear. Fun and simple activities help young people understand why they get angry and how their anger affects themselves and others.
This imaginative workbook teaches children and young people aged 10+ how to manage angry thoughts and behaviors. The tried-and-tested program, based on effective cognitive behavior therapy principles, can be worked through by a young person on their own or with a practitioner or parent. Starving the Anger Gremlin is an ideal anger management resource for those working with young people including counselors, therapists, social workers and school counselors, as well as parents.
Michelle Garcia Winner, the Founder of Social Thinking, says:
"The angrier we get, the bigger and more powerful the Anger Gremlin becomes! This is the scenario that author Kate Collins-Donnelly paints in her third Gremlin-series workbook. Based on using Cognitive Behavior Therapy principles, this workbook empowers children ages 10 and up to take control of their inner anger. Her clever model shows children how the Anger Gremlin's hunger is triggered by events that lead to thoughts that feed him, which results in his tremendous angry power. The use of Gremlins to represent our inner anger makes for an engaging way to teach self awareness and control."