The Anger Trap

Author: Les Carter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787968793
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond, choices that can improve personal relationships as well as emotional health? The Anger Trap is a landmark book that strips away the myths and misconceptions about anger and reveals how you can learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger so that you may choose—or help someone else to choose—a better, more spiritually enlightened path. The Anger Trap examines the root causes of anger and can help you realize your patterns and break the destructive cycles of criticism, frustration, and irritation that hurt you and others around you. Drawing insight from timeless spiritual wisdom as well as cutting-edge research, Dr. Carter offers practical techniques to free you from anger, its hidden insecurities, fears, and selfishness and thereby improve the quality of your home and workplace life. The book clearly illustrates how the change process works and The Anger Trap is filled with real-life examples of the ways people have come to terms with their anger by applying the concepts Dr. Carter outlines.

Beyond Anger A Guide for Men

Author: Thomas Harbin
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738234796
Format: PDF
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A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with anger Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better. This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives. Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics.

The Anger Workbook

Author: Les Carter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401675441
Format: PDF, Docs
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Don't Let Anger Take Control! Most people stereotype anger by assuming that it always results in shouting, slamming fists, or throwing things. However, anger is not that one-dimensional. In fact, all of the statements below represent feelings of anger: When I am displeased with someone I shut down any communication and withdraw. I get very tense inside as I tackle a demanding task. I feel frustrated when i see someone else having fewer struggles than I. There are times when my discouragement just makes me want to call it quits. I can be quite aggressive in my business pursuits or even when just playing a game. We all deal with anger in our lives, whether it be in a subtle or violent manner. Being angry can involve such emotional expressions as frustration, irritability, annoyance, aggravation, blowing off steam, or fretting. The good news is anger can be managed. In The Anger Workbook Les Carter, Ph.D., and Frank Minirth, M.D., offer a unique 13-step interactive program that will help you: Identify the best ways to handle anger Understand how pride, fear, loneliness, and inferiority feed your anger Uncover and eliminate the myths that perpetuate anger-"Letting go of my anger means I am conceding defeat" or "No one understand my unique problems." Identify learned patterns or relating, thinking, and behaving in your life that influence your anger.

Enough About You Let s Talk About Me

Author: Les Carter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470185147
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to understanding and dealing with narcissists offers tips and strategies for managing one's own attitudes and emotional responses, and includes real-life stories of how others have handled situations involving this difficult personality type.

Stop Overreacting

Author: Judith Siegel
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 157224724X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When you are criticized or rejected, do you have a tendency to lash out or withdraw entirely? Both types of knee-jerk reactions can have lasting and unintended consequences, affecting our friendships, careers, families, and romantic relationships. The truth is, overreacting hurts us as much as it hurts the people around us. You may see overreacting as an unchangeable part of your personality, but in reality, this tendency, like any other, can be unlearned. Stop Overreacting helps you identify your emotional triggers, discover a new way of processing impulsive thoughts and feelings, and understand how your emotions can undermine your ability to think rationally in moments of crisis and stress. You'll learn how to neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle. Ready to make a change for the better? It's time to stop overreacting and start feeling collected and in control.

Healing the Angry Brain

Author: Ronald Potter-Efron
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882134X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you find yourself: • Becoming so angry you have trouble thinking? • Acting impulsively during angry outbursts? • Getting so mad that you feel out of control of your actions? If these strong, sudden bursts of anger sound all too familiar, you know the impact they have over your life. Over time, these responses can actually hard-wire our brains to respond angrily in situations that normally wouldn’t cause us to lose our cool. These anger pathways in the brain can eventually disrupt your work, strain your relationships, and even damage your health. Written by anger management expert Ronald Potter-Efron, Healing the Angry Brain can help you short-circuit the anger cycle and learn to calmly handle even the most stressful interactions. You will learn which areas of your brain are causing your reactions and discover how to take control of your emotions by rewiring your brain for greater patience and perspective. This fascinating, scientific approach to anger management will yield long-term results, helping you develop greater empathy and put effective conflict resolution skills into practice for years to come.

Angry All the Time

Author: Ronald Potter-Efron
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824128
Format: PDF
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If you’ve picked up this book, chances are you’re someone with a serious anger problem. Your explosive temper has probably cost you jobs, friends, loved ones—maybe even your liberty. If it hasn’t yet, it soon will, unless you do something about it. This book contains a powerful and straightforward system for taking control of your anger and your life. This program is not easy, and it might even be painful at times—but it works. The book will teach you how your anger escalates and what you can do to change your angry thoughts and behaviors. Then it’s your turn. When you make and keep that promise to yourself to stay calm no matter what, the happier, safer life you want will become a possibility. With this book, you'll be able to: •Identify the causes of your anger •Avoid violence, blaming, and threats •Stay calm one day at a time •Change anger-provoking thoughts •Ask for what you want without anger

The Cow in the Parking Lot

Author: Susan Edmiston
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761161981
Format: PDF, ePub
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Road rage. Domestic violence. Professionally angry TV and radio commentators. We’re a society that is swimming in anger, always about to snap. Leonard Scheff, a trial attorney, once used anger to fuel his court persona, until he came to realize just how poisonous anger is. That and his intense study of Buddhism and meditation changed him. His transformation can be summarized in a simple parable: Imagine you are circling a crowded parking lot when, just as you spot a space, another driver races ahead and takes it. Easy to imagine the rage. But now imagine that instead of another driver, a cow has lumbered into that parking space and settled down. The anger dissolves into bemusement. What really changed? You—your perspective. Using simple Buddhist principles and applying them in a way that is easy for non-Buddhists to understand and put into practice, Scheff and Edmiston have created an interactive book that helps readers change perspective, step by step, so that they can replace the anger in their lives with a newfound happiness. Based on the successful anger management program Scheff created, The Cow in the Parking Lot shows how anger is based on unmet demands, and introduces the four most common types—Important and Reasonable (you want love from your partner); Reasonable but Unimportant (you didn’t get that seat in the restaurant window); Irrational (you want respect from a stranger); and the Impossible (you want someone to fix everything wrong in your life). Scheff and Edmiston show how, once we identify our real unmet demands we can dissolve the anger; how, once we understand our "buttons," we can change what happens when they’re pushed. He shows how to laugh at ourselves—a powerful early step in changing angry behavior. By the end, as the reader continues to observe and fill in the exercises honestly, it won’t matter who takes that parking space—only you can make yourself angry.

Getting the Best of Your Anger

Author: Les Carter
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 0800731751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Anger management expert Dr. Les Carter shows readers how to take a middle-of-the-road approach to anger, neither suppressing it or letting it explode.

Stop Anger Be Happy

Author: Dr. Kathy S. Garber
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490768173
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its second edition, Stop Anger, Be Happy is an essential book for anyone seeking help with anger management. It is a practical and straightforward guide that everyone can relate to and enjoy reading. Whether you are working alone, working with a counselor or therapist, Stop Anger, Be Happy is written so that you will feel encouraged and coached in learning about anger. This book is ideal for a wide variety of audiences including individuals, couples, anger management groups, school counselors, teens, Marriage and Family Therapist's, Psychologist's, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, and Healthcare Professionals. Stop Anger, Be Happy offers straightforward solutions to the complicated problems of anger. Stop Anger, Be Happy is a breakthrough in the treatment of anger and is a necessary tool for anyone trying to deal with their own or a loved ones anger issues. Is anger taking over your life? Do you feel out of control? Are you ready to make changes in your life, but not sure where to start? Let me help you find alternatives to your anger. Step by step you will learn how to: Recognize your anger and other anger producing emotions Commit to healthy behavioral change and stay committed Put an end to the negative inner self critic Build your self esteem Learn positive self talk techniques Take a successful time out Relaxation techniques Speak assertively so that others will listen Handle mistakes Respond to criticism Forgive yourself and live in solution Manage your anger with success!