• Overcoming Anger and Irritability

  • A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
  • By: William Davies
  • Narrated by: William Davies
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-01-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson
  • 3.9 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this series of talks, clinical psychologist Dr. William Davies explores how anger and irritability affects us in different ways and sets out effective strategies to reduce feelings of irritability and become less angry.
This series of nine talks includes:

The nature of anger and irritability
How our brains sometimes work against us
Understanding your anger and irritability
Starting to make changes
Four techniques to help you think differently
Doing things differently
Changing the world around us
Overcoming anger and irritability case studies
Relaxation techniques

©2010 William Davies (P)2010 William Davies
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By ReadingGirl on 11-06-13

Simple and effective

Would you listen to Overcoming Anger and Irritability again? Why?

This book is not loaded with techniques to deal with your anger like deep breathing, it's more about noticing your anger and using your rational brain, instead of your primitive brain. By noticing your anger and shift in temperament by noting it in a journal, you get an idea of what sets you off. Just by noticing it and logging these things really helps. The book has much more details and examples and I have listened to it over and over again.

What about William Davies’s performance did you like?

The speaker has a great voice and accent that helped put me at ease.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the story about a person in prison for an act they committed while angry.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

By Fadi on 12-22-12

To the point and easy to apply!

What made the experience of listening to Overcoming Anger and Irritability the most enjoyable?

Simple facts about how the body and brian works. It's scientific but simple in this audio book with a pleasant voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Overcoming Anger and Irritability?

As humans we all possess the same hardware and it's how we use it :-)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Diffidently some epiphanies and laughs!!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Puffin on 02-22-16


I can highly recommend this book. It has been written by an experienced professional who has lots of useful and practical advice. It is also full of examples, stories and anecdotes - I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It has really challenged my core beliefs about anger and I think it will make a real difference to how I cope with angry feelings.

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By Mr. Mark A. K. Woodcock on 02-02-18

Pretty informative

Fairly useful, its a short book so you can repeat it to understand examples of why certain extreme moods may overcome you. There is an exercise at the end although its just to sit there and breathe for 5 minutes.... download the headspace app if you want a better exercise thats similar

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