Increased Violence in the World Today

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 in Blog

It seems like every day there is a new story about a YouTube video where young children are beating one another up or a road rage incident where one commuter shot another over a lane change without a turn signal. With daily stories coming out about people having trouble controlling their anger and nearly half of the population claiming they encounter rude people daily, licensed counselor Nathaniel David Smith penned “Taming Your Temper: A Workbook for Individuals, Couples, and Groups” (ISBN 0985668105) to help readers better understand how their thoughts affect the way they feel and behave.

According to Smith, most people struggle admitting having trouble controlling their anger and don’t seek treatment until the problem is creating havoc in their lives. In “Taming Your Temper,” he offers 36 various strategies and exercises to manage anger and aggression. As a licensed counselor, Smith has used these exercises with hundreds of clients, including offenders working their way through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Smith’s “Taming Your Temper” offers various sections to help readers manage their anger. From identifying what triggers anger to learning how to cool down before acting in a destructive manner, this workbook has easy-to-implement ideas that are also understood by the average reader.

“It’s not about covering up feelings of frustration and anger,” says Smith. “Individuals can learn different ways to express these feelings and better understand the force beneath them.”

“Taming Your Temper: A Workbook for Individuals, Couples, and Groups” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author:
Nathaniel David Smith is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in anger management and domestic violence. Over the course of his career, he has helped numerous clients tame their temper. Smith was certified by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and now runs a group session for offenders with anger issues..