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iCounselor: Your portable self help tool.
Learn skills to reduce your anger!
All material was written by a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with twenty-five years of counseling experience.
Revisions on this version include improved list of thinking errors that contribute to anger, and a new icon.
You first rate your level of anger on a color coded scale of 0 (not angry at all/content) to 10 (enraged).
You then move on to the first set of skills, where you select one of ten different calming activities to perform. If you are not sure which skill to select, shake the iPhone or iPod and one will be randomly chosen.
After following the instructions for the calming activity, you select one of ten ways to change your thoughts (or again, you may shake the device for a random selection). Changing your thoughts in order to change your feelings is the basis of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, the most widely practiced evidence based form of psychotherapy.
After utilizing one of the thought changers, you proceed to selecting one type of solution for the problem that triggered your anger, or shake the device for a random selection.
After implementing your solution, you rate your level of anger again in order to determine if the skills you chose were effective for you. If your level of anger has not reduced sufficiently, you will be given the opportunity to try again, selecting a different skill set.
The content is for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional counseling or medical advice, and it should not be used to treat a psychiatric or medical condition that leads to anger management difficulties. If you have thoughts of harming yourself or others, get immediate intervention from a professional. Please consult your healthcare provider or counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
What's New in Version 1.2
Updated the thinking errors list.
I found most of these anger apps to be geared toward men of domestic violence, which is odd. I'm just a girl who is overwhelmed; I have a lot on my plate and I get angry and frustrated very easily; I don't like this about myself and have been working on my reactions to things. This app really helped me yesterday when I was so upset and had a hard time pulling myself together. I wasn't even really angry, but there were tears and frustration. I used the app and it reminded me to breathe and focus on something else. The key to not allowing anger to escalate is to stop it before it spirals out of control and this app really helps in that way; the quotes are nice too.
Used it for 5 min
Haven't read through it a lot but when you're making an app for angry ppl make sure they work, especially when paying. The option to shake or choose one doesn't work when you shake and that was enough to frustrate me!!
I was very surprised at how helpful this app is , it's like an anger management councilor right there on your phone or iPad and it really helped me to calm down when I was angry
Keep up the good work 😄
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: May 17, 2010
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 0.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Dustin Swede
- © 2009 Dustin Swede
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.