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A children’s book that teaches anger management using muscle relaxation: Angry Octopus

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The Angry Octopus is a fun children’s book that tells the story of a sea child helping an angry octopus to manage his anger by taking a deep breath, calming down, and relaxing using progressive muscular relaxation, an effective stress and anger management technique that involves focusing awareness on various muscle groups, that leads to a relaxation of the body and mind.

In addition to teaching the technique, this engaging story also emphasizes how we are the boss of our bodies, that it is possible to control our anger even when we feel like exploding and, like the octopus, we are better able to solve problems after we have calmed our minds and bodies down.

This story is for older children (ages 6-12) and is also available as an APP on iTunes.