a therapy that emphasizes graduated exposure to anger-provoking situations. Once exposed, the therapist models appropriate behavior and the patient uses relaxation methods (visualization, deep breathing) to reduce bodily sensations of anger. Evaluating and changing anger-provoking thoughts (cognitive restructuring), as well as thinking carefully about anger and avoiding circumstances that provoke it are central to this therapy.
ANGER CONTROL THERAPY: “A person engaged in anger control therapy to learn how to reduce angry feelings by expressing anger appropriately, attempting to avoid anger-producing situations, and learning to modify angry thoughts. “