The HEArt Program for Veterans and Others Who Want to Prevent Destructive Anger
Don’t I Have the Right to Be Angry? presents ideas and exercises for preventing anger that people do not want. It was developed over 35 years of working with combat veterans and is expanded for the general public. While it includes standard cognitive and behavioral perspectives, it emphasizes understanding anger as a defense against more painful emotions. It also explores how past painful experience influences anger, and considers the complexities of forgiveness and acceptance. The book is written for all audiences, with sections of special interest to counselors and veterans.