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There are many different anger management self help books that are geared toward giving individuals with anger management issues the tools they need to resolve their problem in a healthy way. They are also helpful to individuals who are trying to help someone with anger management. Many of these anger management self help books give check lists or surveys that individuals can do to find out their level of anger problems in their lives. Some of these books will give recommendations to seek professional help if the anger issues are too high to be helped with the simple methods listed in the book, but need further debriefing with a professional psychologist.
Many of the tips in anger management self help books have to do with changing the way the individuals think about the situations or people that make them angry. By changing these thinking patterns, the individuals can change their words and actions since they will have already done their 'cooling down' in their mind so that they are not just reacting to the situation at hand. In many of these tips in anger management self help books, they will advise individuals to put themselves into the other person's shoes and to try and break down the situation based on reality and realistic future effects of the situation. Individuals can start to change their thinking by asking themselves if the situation will really matter an hour from the time of the event. If not, it is probably not worth bothering about presently. Another question is to ask whether the individuals have ever done the same actions as the person who has made them angry, since most of the time they have done similar things. It is difficult to be judgmental and angry when the individuals do the same sorts of things, either by accident or on purpose.
There are other anger management self help book tips that are geared toward helping individuals to take a break from the situation and to relax their minds and bodies. One tip is as simple as counting to ten before saying anything back to the other person. There are other tips that suggest to use humor in the individuals' minds before saying anything, like instead of calling someone a name like 'idiot' or worse, try to picture that person in an idiot's suit like a court jester dancing around to relieve some stress. There are also breathing methods, such as breathing from the diaphragm and going outside for a brief walk which are also tips in anger management self help books.