Managing Anger: How Ebooks and Audiobooks Can Help
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Managing Anger: How Ebooks and Audiobooks Can Help

In the realm of emotions, anger often stands as a misunderstood force. However, our post Anger Issues explains that this emotion actually stems from its suppression or denial. That means people who experience anger issues are fully capable of transformative outcomes as long as they properly nurture and manage their emotions.

Recognizing anger as a complex emotion and learning to channel it constructively is thus crucial for emotional well-being. In this article, we explore how books and audiobooks, easily accessible in today’s digital age, can be powerful tools for managing anger.


Where To Find Resources

Accessibility is key for individuals who find peace in reading or listening during heightened emotions. Today, many public libraries have diversified their traditional catalog with digital resources, with the Minnesota Twin Cities Metro eLibrary being one of the 10 US libraries that hit more than 10 million checkouts of digital reading materials in 2022. With more people discovering the ease of accessing ebooks and audiobooks, individuals experiencing anger issues can also find resources that can help them understand and manage their emotions.

Similarly, ebook and audiobook subscription services have expanded their range of features for a more personalized experience. Everand enables readers and listeners to engage more actively with the material with highlighting and note-taking features, facilitating reflection on anger and insights gained from helpful content. They also allow access to materials offline, allowing for flexibility that can be particularly valuable for those who want to consume resources on anger management on the go.



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Ebooks and Audiobooks For Managing Anger


“How to Do Things With Emotions: The Morality of Anger and Shame Across Cultures” by Owen Flanagan

Owen Flanagan’s exploration transcends conventional perspectives on emotion. Known for his analytic summary Emotional Correctness, which argues that moral emotions like anger have evolved over time, Flanagan uses How to Do Things with Emotions to argue that there is a need in Western societies to amplify the role of shame while mitigating the intensity of anger in children.

By connecting cultural nuances with emotional experiences, this work distinguishes itself from clinically focused resources, offering a unique blend of cultural and psychological insights. It challenges readers to embrace their emotions, presenting a holistic approach to anger management.



“Summary of Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D.’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple” by IRB Media

This 33-page ebook contains the key takeaways and analysis of Dr. Seth J. Gillihan’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple, which distills the solution-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) into actionable insights. Focused on anxiety, depression, and anger, this resource offers practical strategies for navigating emotional complexities.

Here, IRB Media simplifies complex therapeutic concepts into tangible strategies for anger management, from goal-setting techniques to mindfulness practices. The summary ultimately makes CBT accessible to a broader audience, making it easier to try the anger management techniques it elaborates on.



“The Dance of Anger” by Harriet Lerner

This resource offers a unique perspective on how societal expectations for gender shape anger expression. It emphasizes how women are taught to silence and deny anger in a way that leaves them feeling powerless.

Through insightful narratives and practical guidance, Lerner addresses the nuances of expressing anger within interpersonal relationships. In doing so, it distinguishes itself by fostering an understanding of anger as a powerful tool for personal growth and empowerment.


“Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames” by Thich Nhat Hanh

In this audiobook, monk Thich Nhat Hanh offers a profound perspective on cultivating inner peace. His practical techniques focus on transforming anger into compassionate listening and loving-kindness speech, fostering a deeper understanding of one’s emotional landscape.

Thích also reminds readers not to get mad about getting mad. He argues that one should not cut one’s anger out, but rather learn to quiet and calm it. By intertwining mindfulness with anger management, Hanh’s audiobook stands out as a resource for individuals seeking a more contemplative journey towards emotional resilience.

Ebooks and audiobooks stand as versatile and accessible tools for anger management, especially when used to supplement guidance from mental health professionals. ALL IN, a full-service mental health clinic, offers a team of therapists and counselors dedicated to understanding individuals on a personal level. Be sure to leverage their support in creating a holistic approach to managing anger and fostering emotional well-being.




Article Written by Ruth Jefer

Medically Reviewed by Dr. KYle Zrenchik

Publication Date: 12/18/2023



Disclaimer: ALL IN Therapy Clinic aims to improve people’s lives. We do this through providing effective mental health counseling by passionate professionals. Inspired by this, we write content for your own education. Also, our content is researched, cited, reviewed, and edited by licensed mental health professionals.  However, the information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Additionally, it should not be used in place of the advice of a qualified healthcare provider.

Written and reviewed by

Dr Kyle Zrenchik, PhD, ACS, LMFT

Dr. Kyle Zrenchik is the Co-Founder of ALL IN, the Creator of the Couples Erotic Flow model for treating sexual issues in individuals and couples, Designer of the Deep Dive programs at ALL IN, and is one of the most well-respected couples counselors in the Twin Cities.

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