DBT Anger Management Worksheet
What is the theory behind DBT Anger Management Worksheet?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is proven to be a promising treatment for managing aggressive and violent behaviors. It reduces anger with the help of its four different components, distress tolerance, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Research has proven that DBT is clinically significant when working with individuals seeking anger treatment.
How will this worksheet help you?
This worksheet can help you in many ways. It includes identifying your triggers, your thoughts that arise in triggering situations, and how you behave in such situations. Most importantly, using DBT cost-benefit analysis can provide you with benefits and costs of your angry behavior. In this way, you will be able to see the consequences of your behavior and plan your behavior accordingly. Given anger management skills can help you in coping with triggering situations successfully.
How to use this worksheet?
This worksheet can be used within a session or as homework as well. You just need to sit relax and think with focus about your thoughts, and behaviors when you are angry. Then write the positive and negative outcomes of your behavior and decide if you should continue this behavior or not. Read the skills mentioned in the last part and try to apply them in your life.
You can download this worksheet here.