Anger thermometer guide worksheets (Top 3)

This page provides a guide and worksheet for the use of anger thermometers to be used to manage anger. 

Some of these worksheets have been created by us while others have been curated from reputable third-party websites

What is an anger thermometer?

An anger thermometer is a tool that is primarily used to regulate and manage anger. It is usually used to help individuals explore and learn about the anger that they feel and is primarily used in children and teenagers but also can be used by adults. 

Similar to a thermometer used to measure temperature, this anger thermometer usually involves a picture of a thermometer that serves as an indication that measures the intensity of the anger that they are experiencing. 

The anger thermometer helps individuals to identify their anger, the intensity of their anger, where they are feeling it, how they are feeling it, and as a result helps individuals to pause and create some distance from their anger. 

It is a tool for anger management that is primarily introduced to the individual by the counsellor or therapist or teacher to help children learn more about their anger and also develop an awareness of how their anger is affecting them.

What is anger management?

Anger management is a life skill and refers to the process of identifying that you are becoming angry, taking steps to calm down, and making an effort to deal with the situation rather than reacting with anger. 

Anger management does not mean suppressing your anger but rather it refers to expressing and responding to situations in more healthy ways rather than reacting with anger. 

At times these reactions involve behaviours that can be extreme and might hurt themselves as well as others such as abuse, physical assault, risk taking etc.

Thus, anger management strategies are designed to help individuals regulate their anger in ways that allow for healthy relationships with their emotion of anger, and encourage more healthy and helpful responses. 

What is the use of an anger thermometer?

The reasons why anger thermometer is effective in its use include:

  • It helps individuals express their feelings related to anger. 
  • It also helps them to identify and express different levels and/or intensity of anger
  • It enables individuals to describe what their anger feelings like 
  • Also helps to identify the triggers of anger 
  • By developing awareness, this tool can also help individuals learn to make connections between physical signals of anger and intensity 
  • It also enables individuals to apply appropriate coping skills based on the intensity of their anger. 

Anger thermometer guide and worksheet

What does this worksheet do?

This worksheet is designed to enable an individual to make use of an anger thermometer to understand the intensity of their anger and also invite the individual to start a discussion about various issues and experiences related to their anger. 

How will this worksheet help?

This worksheet helps individuals to develop an awareness of the intensity of their anger which in turn helps them to regulate their anger in more helpful and appropriate ways. 

How to use this worksheet?

Use the image of the thermometer below to colour and note the intensity of the anger you feel. 10 represents the highest level of anger, while 1 is the lowest level (i.e. someone who feels very little, even almost not at all angry).

Use the image of the thermometer below to colour and note the intensity of the anger you feel. 10 represents the highest level of anger, while 1 is the lowest level (i.e. someone who feels very little, even almost not at all angry).To help you better understand your level of anger, please read the statements below and select the one you consider most relatable.Anger thermometer guide & worksheet (To use)
I feel that this situation has made me feel very uncomfortable, but I know that it is in my abilities to fix it.It is difficult for me to control my emotions, I feel “hot” but I try to keep my temper.I feel mistreated and become passive-aggressive, argumentative.I am passive-aggressive, I use words of insult, I am disruptive. I feel exasperated and I start to warm up a lot, I feel my heart rate getting faster.I start arguing, I raise my voice and try to make my opinion heard.I feel bitterness in my soul, I interrupt the other to make myself heard.I use name-calling and try to disarm my interlocutor and diminish his power.I start thinking about revenge, it’s hard for me to control my emotions, I can use physical force.I am verbally and/or physically violent, my mind is clouded and I feel like I have no control over what I do.

Anger thermometer worksheet

What does this worksheet do?

This worksheet has been designed to help educate individuals about what an anger thermometer is, how to use it, as well as how they can apply the thermometer as part of their anger management strategy. 

It invites individuals to explore various issues surrounding anger such as their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours as well as start a conversation around coping with their anger. 

How will this worksheet help?

This worksheet helps individuals to develop an awareness of the intensity of their anger which in turn helps them to regulate their anger in more helpful and appropriate ways. 

How to use this worksheet?

Use this worksheet as a psychoeducational worksheet and a guide to help you apply the anger thermometer strategy in your anger management. 

You can access this complete anger thermometer guide here

Anger thermometer worksheet for children and teenagers

3-point tiger anger thermometer

What does this worksheet do?

This worksheet has been designed to be used by kids to indicate the intensity of their anger by using the animated picture of a tiger. 

How will this worksheet help?

This worksheet helps young children below the age of 6 to be able to identify anger intensity as well as the facial expression of anger in themselves. It helps to educate children about how anger manifests in themselves. 

How to use this worksheet?

Use this worksheet on children, educate them about anger and what the thermometer is and allow them to use the images to indicate how they feel.

You can download this worksheet here

5- Point Anger thermometer worksheet

What does this worksheet do?

This worksheet has been designed to be used by children to indicate the intensity of their anger by using art to express how they feel as well as to write down these feelings to express themselves more clearly. 

How will this worksheet help?

This worksheet helps children above the age of 6 to be able to identify anger intensity as well as the facial expression of anger in themselves. It helps to educate children about how anger manifests in themselves. 

How to use this worksheet?

Use this worksheet on children, educate them about anger and what the thermometer is and allow them to draw the images of their facial expression to indicate how they feel.

You can download this worksheet here

Anger thermometer worksheet for adults

10 point Anger thermometer worksheet

What does this worksheet do?

This worksheet has been designed to be used by teenagers and adults to indicate the intensity of their anger and also encourages them to write down these feelings to understand how they respond or react to their anger. 

How will this worksheet help?

This worksheet helps teens and adults to identify anger intensity as well as the symptoms or reactions based on their anger.

How to use this worksheet?

Use this worksheet to indicate the intensity of your anger, how anger manifests in you at that intensity level and also note down how you can cope with it in helpful ways.

You can download this worksheet here

References

Margolese.S. Anger Thermometer for Children and Teens. Dr. Stephanie Margolese. July 12, 2021. Retrieved on 19th January 2022. https://drstephaniemargolese.com/anger-thermometer

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