Understanding Anger Triggers is the first part of anger management. Triggers can take multiple forms. They can be another person, a situation, or an internal emotion. Basically, a trigger is anything that sets someone off with regularity. For example, maybe you get angry every time you are tired. Or, there is that one guy at work who always insults your appearance. Those are both triggers, one internal, the other external.
For a therapist, anger triggers provide a starting point for anger management. Knowing triggers allows you to help a client 1) prepare for them and 2) avoid them if necessary. Bottom line: You can’t help someone manage their anger if you don’t know what sets them off. This anger triggers worksheet will help your clients identify and understand their anger triggers.
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