Anger Management Skills
Thinking Traps
Vocabulary
Healthy/Positive Living
SMART Goals
100

Telling yourself, "Oh, I'm feeling angry.  Okay." is an example of what anger management strategy?

Notice and acknowledge that you feel anger.

100

Looking at things in a way that makes them seem bigger or smaller that they really are is an example of what thinking trap?

Binocular vision

100

Definition:

Bouncing back from difficulties in your life

Resilience

100

True or false:

Irritability, feeling overwhelmed, moodiness, and unhappiness are common signs of stress.

True

100

Many people make mistakes when setting goals because they make their goals too ___________ or ___________.

Broad/vague or unrealistic/unattainable

200

What is the following anger management strategy an example of?

As you are deciding what to do, ask yourself, "If I do ________, what will happen?"

Use if-then statements to consider the consequences.

200

Blaming yourself for things that are not your fault or making things about you when they are not, is an example of what thinking trap?

Making it personal

200

Definition:

These are things that you want to achieve.

Goals

200

Being polite to your teachers and friends is an example of what category of healthy/positive living?

Social connections

200
What does the "S" stand for when creating a SMART goal?

Specific

300

Giving yourself good advice such as, "Stop and breathe" or "Remember to use empathy" is an example of what anger management strategy?

Positive self talk.

300

Thinking about only the negative parts of things, is an example of what thinking trap?

Dark glasses

300

Definition:

A usual way of behaving; this is something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.

Habit

300

Eating a healthy breakfast and cleaning up after yourself are examples of what category of healthy/positive living?

Physical health

300

Give an example of how to make your goal Measurable.

Ex.)  I am going to get better grades in math by practicing my multiplication facts for 10 minutes each day, five days per week.

400

Using active listening skills to better understand where a person may be coming from is an example of what anger management skill?

Listening to another person OR empathy.

400

You waited until the night before a group project was due to work on the project.  Your group members couldn't help you get the materials you needed, and you got a bad grade.  You're angry with your group members.

This is an example of what thinking trap?

Blame game/ blaming others

Blaming others for things that are your responsibility.

400

Definition:

This is the way you choose to think about things and how those thoughts are reflected in your behaviors toward a situation or a problem.

Attitude

400
When you avoid playing video games and doing other online activities right before bed so you can sleep better, you are taking care of your _____________ health.

Mental AND physical health

400

What does the "T" stand for in reference to SMART goals?

Timely

500

How/why is counting a good strategy to help control anger?

Because counting uses a different part of the brain than where emotions come from, so when you begin to count it essentially refocuses your brain.

500

You have difficulty making conversations at parties.  You think you are the only one who has difficulty with this.

What thinking trap is this scenario an example of?

All alone-

Thinking you have problems that no one else understands.

500

Definition:

This is a type of thought aimed at oneself or the things that we say to ourselves.

Self-talk

500

What are the four categories of healthy/positive living?

Physical health, emotional/mental health, community connections, and family/social connections

500

What do each letter of the SMART goal acronym stand for?

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A- Attainable

R- Relevant

T- Timely

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