Anger volcano worksheet (PDF)

What is the theory behind this Anger volcano worksheet?

Another frequently affects our mental and physical health.  Extreme, disproportionate anger can lead to significant problems in all areas of life. It is crucial to have control over one’s anger. The anger volcano is an interactive and useful strategy that is introduced in anger management therapy..

How will the worksheet help?    

This worksheet will help clients in monitoring the degree of anger they are experiencing, so that they would be able to manage it before it becomes extreme and damaging.

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, think about all the times when your anger erupted like a lava. Recall all the physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms that lead to that eruption. Define those symptoms in terms of stages. Write every stage (lowest starting from below) in the given volcano up till the last stage. 

Anger volcano worksheet (PDF)


Berkowitz, L., Lepinski, J. P., & Angulo, E. J. (1969). Awareness of own anger level and subsequent aggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 11(3), 293. 

Reilly, P. M., & Shopshire, M. S. (2002). Anger management for substance abuse and mental health clients: Cognitive behavioral therapy manual. US Department of Health & Human Services.

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